Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Dane DeHaan, Emory Cohen, Ray Liotta
Only movies with the right amount of heft can support a running time over two hours. The Place Beyond the Pines acts like it does, but it rambles on for much of that time and isn't nearly as deep as it thinks it is.
While ostensibly about a bank robber (Ryan Gosling) and the cop pursuing him (Bradley Cooper), The Place Beyond the Pines is more about the titular place, otherwise known as Schenectady, New York. Cianfrance really establishes a sense of place here, where the cops are friends and the townspeople work hard, even if that job is shady.