Motorcycle stunt rider Luke (Ryan Gosling) faces a personal crisis when he discovers he has a son with his sometime girlfriend Romina (Eva Mendes).
Realizing that his way of life doesn't provide him with the means to support a family, Luke turns to robbing banks. Unfortunately, at one of his heists he crosses the path of an ambitious rookie cop (Bradley Cooper) under the tutelage of a corrupt detective. Their confrontation leads the two men on a collision course.
Too long, but nonetheless a very good, smart movie.