O que se diz lá fora sobre THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES, de Derek Cianfrance:
«Two half-stories about fathers and sons on opposite sides of the law do not a full movie make in THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES, the overlong and under-conceived reunion between BLUE VALENTINE director Derek Cianfrance and lookalike star Ryan Gosling.»
Peter Debruge, Variety.
«The three-part story, spread over nearly two and a half hours, represents a triumph of sympathetic imagination and a failure of narrative economy. But if, in the end, the film can’t quite sustain its epic vision, it does, along the way, achieve the density and momentum of a good novel.»
A.O. Scott, The New York Times.
«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.»
David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter.
«It's a slow-burner that burns so slowly its wick completely fizzles out.»
Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly.
«That the movie succeeds both as a high-stakes crime thriller as well as a far quieter and empathetic study of angry, solitary men proves that Cianfrance has a penchant for bold storytelling and an eye for performances to carry it through.»
Eric Kohn, indieWIRE.