Metacritic Movie Ratings
The Place Beyond the Pines Reviews

4.0

68

out of 100

Metascore®
Generally favorable reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 100

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-TimesRichard Roeper

    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.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

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

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

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

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterDavid Rooney

    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.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly

    It's a slow-burner that burns so slowly its wick completely fizzles out.

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