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Based on 42 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 31 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    It's a beast of a movie, an emotional roller coaster that threatens to go off the rails, and does. But Cianfrance, working from a scrappy script he wrote with Ben Coccio and Darius Marder, takes you on a hell of a ride. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    A riveting crime thriller, it's also a multi-generational familial saga that approaches Greek tragedy. show more

  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    One-third wonderful, The Place Beyond the Pines weakens as it unfolds for lack of what makes the early part so good. show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    This is a story about legacy, the sins of the father, the restlessness in our souls. It's powerful, it's bold, it hits you hard. show more

  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    The poetry in The Place Beyond the Pines can be elusive, but also easy to get lost in. show more

  • 70
    David Rooney The Hollywood Reporter

    Cianfrance generally shows again that he knows how to build immersive characterizations with his actors. And while this sorrowful triptych is uneven and perhaps overly ambitious, the director displays a cool mastery of atmospherics and tone. show more

  • 50
    Mark Jenkins NPR

    Too much of this seething drama is devoted not to characterization but to posturing. show more

  • 100
    Richard Roeper Chicago Sun-Times

    The music, the cinematography, the acting choices, the daring plot leaps — not a single element is timid or safe...The Place Beyond the Pines earns every second of its 140-minute running time. show more

  • 100
    Rex Reed New York Observer

    I think you’ll find it as fresh, original and breathlessly exciting as I did. show more

  • 88
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    It is a better, more fully felt and moving picture than "Blue Valentine." show more

  • December 27, 2013 genesis104
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    This was like three movies strung together and at 140 minutes seemed, at times, to go on forever. I actually thought it was over and then it went on for another 15 years in the story. Worth a look.

  • October 02, 2013 jackd1207
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    I discovered that I\'m not a Ryan Gosling fan. Same character he played in \"The Driver\". Some high points but mostly low points.

  • July 24, 2013 Daze
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    Really enjoyed the film..has every thing you\'d want in a movie, great acting, action, plot, characters and emotion

  • June 19, 2013 omar.daggao
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    good movie

  • May 27, 2013 Linda Cauchon
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    Thought the movie was great!

  • May 13, 2013 rn1guy
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    A good movie!! It was a pleasure having them in our city when they were filming and my dad was involved in the movie!!

  • May 11, 2013 printsky
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    This is a great movie. Not once was I bored by it. It is all about the choices we make and how those decisions impact our lives and that of others. It is my pick for Best Picture. Go see it. It will stay in your mind,forever.

  • May 05, 2013 dx00000000147880
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    great movie highly recommend

  • May 03, 2013 bobgoolsby
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    This movie is painfully boring. And yes covers two generations and you\'ll feel that much older when you leave the theatre.

  • April 30, 2013 mom4727632
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    This was the worst movie I have ever seen! Don\'t waste your time or money!

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