Thoughts on The Place Beyond The Pines

What starts as a story about a desperate crook and a rookie cop turns into a chronicle about fathers and sons and how we all carry the sins of our past.

Told over three story arcs that spans more than a decade, this drama takes its time to fully develop. At 140 minutes, this film did feel long at some parts but the beats were well-paced and narrative never felt too sluggish. This film is technically excellent – solid acting, great cinematography and concise editing.

In the end, it’s a film that explores the dichotomies of life – honour/disgrace, revenge/ambition, life/death and that resonates with all of us. It is bold, provocative and at times, simply poetic.

This is one of the best films of 2013 and is definitely highly recommended.

Thoughts on The Place Beyond The Pines

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