The Place Beyond the Pines

The Place Beyond the Pines ★★★★½

I may bumped this grade to a 5 in the future, but nevertheless The Place Beyond the Pines is a compelling, gripping, emotional, and intense drama, and is easily the best and most impressive film I've seen all year. The performances are excellent from the entire cast especially Ryan Gossling, Bradley Cooper, and the raising star, Dane DeHaan, with Eva Mendes delivering surely her best performance of her career. The direction (beautifully done by Derek Cianfrance) and the cinematography is top-notch, and without spoiling anything, there are many twists and surprises throughout the movie. It does drag a little in spots, and there are some character motivations that seem a bit odd, but this is still an excellent unforgettable crime drama that will surely not leave my brian anytime soon. A film that is certainly an experience, and a must see.

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