Place Beyond the Pines" although, interesting, unique and thought
provoking, was slightly confusing and drawn out.
was a story of a motorcycle stunt rider (Ryan Gosling), who turns to robbing
banks after finding out a former fling (Eva Mendes) has given birth to his son.
This story also follows a young cop and new father (Bradley Cooper) and his
struggle to make the right decisions when faced with tough ethical dilemmas.
The story concludes by following some of the high school years of the children
of Gosling and Bradley's characters.
Gosling, Bradley Cooper, and Eva Mendes were perfectly casted and they did a
terrific job in this crime drama.
storytelling and dialogue made it feel very realistic. In the middle of the
film, the story took a turn unlike anything I can recollect seeing in any other
movies. Had it not been as long and slow, I think I would've liked it
significantly more. I believe this film will be liked by some but will
probably disappoint most others. It's not exactly the feel good movie of the
had some exciting moments with the intense one-shot bank robberies and fast
paced escapes via motorcycle. I thought the motorcycle stunts and chase scenes
liked the cinematography and long shots, the drama and acting was great, but
due to the pace of the movie, it made it tough for me to give it more than a
you like "Drive", "Killing Them Softly", or "Bandits",
you will probably enjoy this movie.