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Proving one person's choices do affect the lives of others, this crime drama looks at how the actions of a motorcycle stunt rider (Ryan Gosling) who begins robbing banks impacts his son (Dane DeHaan), lover (Eva Mendes) and the police officer (Bradley Cooper) that tries to stop him.

MPAA Rating: R for language throughout, some violence, teen drug and alcohol use, and a sexual reference

Why is The Place Beyond The Pines rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: The Place Beyond The Pines is rated R for for language throughout, some violence, teen drug and alcohol use, and a sexual reference

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Brief explicit violence.

- Depictions of beating, fighting and shooting.

- Violent acts shown in a realistic manner with detail, blood and tissue damage.

- Disturbing scenes.

- Gory and grotesque images.

- Some scenes may frighten children.

Sexual Content:

- Embracing and kissing.

- Sexual references and innuendo.

- Crude content.


Approximately 191 instances of coarse language, including:

- Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations in a non-sexual context.

- Frequent use of scatological slang.

- Infrequent use of profanity, cursing, and crude sexual references.

Alcohol / Drug Use:

- Three scenes of drug use involving marijuana and opiates.

- Frequent tobacco use (smoking).

- Alcohol abuse.

- Infrequent portrayals of prescription drug abuse.

The Place Beyond The Pines
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Coarse Language.
Alberta 14A Coarse Language, Substance Abuse.
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended for Children, Violence, Coarse Language.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Substance Abuse, Graphic Violence.
Quebec 13+
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A