The Place Beyond the Pines

The Place Beyond the Pines
  • 2012
  • US
  • 2h 20min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Derek Cianfrance
  • Written by: Derek Cianfrance, Darius Marder, Ben Coccio
  • Cast: Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes
  • UK release: 12 April 2013

Luke (Gosling) is a stunt motorcyclist who takes to robbing banks on his bike, until ambitious cop Avery (Cooper) starts to trail him. This ambitious thriller tries to tell a complex story over two generations, but despite good performances the oddly broken-backed narrative prevents it from finding an emotional pay-off.

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The Place Beyond the Pines

5 Mar 20133 stars

Ambitious thriller from the director of Blue Valentine, starring Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper

Reteaming Ryan Gosling with his Blue Valentine writer/director Derek Cianfrance, The Place Beyond the Pines is a thriller with a higher pedigree than most, with impressive support from Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Rose Byrne and Ray Liotta. The result is…

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