The Place Beyond the Pines 5/5
Going in I decided to not watch anything but the teaser and avoid all information about the overall story. Let me tell you, it made this movie so much better. The way the story develops and turns blew me away, at first, thinking that the movie really faltered but quickly realizes it worked perfectly to tell the overall theme of the film. Yes, some of the characters could of been fleshed out better, and the story skims over major events pretty quickly but that had to be done to give you the entire storyline. It’s quite odd, now looking back, that this is being advertised as a heist film when that is only about a 15 minute portion. The actual story is much better and on a much grander scale.