A Place Beyond The Pines Movie Review

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One Sentence: So so long.

Rated: R

Release Date: 12-Apr-2013

Nudity: None

You might get tricked with this movie.  With the trailers for A Place Beyond The Pines.  It does have all the people in the trailer in it.  They are part of the movie that much is true.  I guess it is technically a crime drama at least for a little bit.  It is all those fast cuts, and things that make it feel like an action movie.  Those parts, those are the parts that might not be true.  There are some action scenes, and there is a motorcycle, but this movie moves about as slow as a movie possibly can.

When the third act started after the screen went black for a moment and the screen said 15 years later, I was shocked.  I was ready to get up and leave, I could not believe there was another whole act that was coming.  Wasn’t this movie already over?   Didn’t we see all we had to see?   No there was more, another 30 minutes more at least.   It just kept going, and it had gotten worse, all those people who were in the trailers, they weren’t in the movie anymore, instead we had to deal with some teenagers.  I don’t care about these kids, why is this movie still going.

This is what I felt like throughout most of A Place Beyond The Pines.  It never felt like it was going anywhere, and when you got the hint it might, it took a turn down a slower more boring road than the one before.  It attempts to be drama filled, and powerful and tense and hard, but instead it comes off as slow, slow slow and slower.  There is not enough here for the time you have to put in to make it to the end.  It just didn’t do it for me.

2 Stars


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