Luke was a motorcycle racer that travel with the carnival where he had to ride with multiple other motorists in the Globe of Death to entertain the customers. one year after their breakup, the carnival returned to New York, where Luke desperately try to reconnect with his ex Romina. soon he found out that she had carried his child and gave birth to their son. in an attempt to provide for his family, Luke quit his current job and committed a series of bank robberies by applying his riding ability. things got difficult when he came across an ambitious police officer named Avery.
like Drive (2011), the film was awfully slow paced and did quite a messy job with its continuation. it was especially dull for the first half of the film, where Luke was introduced. with a son that appeared out of nowhere, he was desperate to become a good father, yet missing the whole role model part by committing crimes and robbing banks. the chase between Luke and Avery however, was intense and much more engaging compared to Luke's personal life. the most surprisingly part was when Luke and Avery's son became great friends 15 years later. both not having a father figure in their lives, they ended up with drugs and of course, killing each other. can't say we didn't see that coming.
some backgrounds on the movie:
- director: Derek Cianfrance
- released: 2012
- casts: Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes, Bradley Cooper, Ray Liotta, Dane DeHaan, Emory Cohen, Ben Mendelsohn, Rose Byrne, Mahershala Ali, Bruce Greenwood, Harris Yulin
- language: English
- genre: Crime