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The Tree of Life Reviews

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Nora Lee Mandel
Film-Forward.com

Vivid animation, illustrations and puppetry lighten up interviews and elementary reflections on a personal history of Jews in Italy, better left to a family reunion.

Full Review Source: Film-Forward.com | Original Score: 3/10

November 1, 2008
Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
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It's a sympathetic notion, to be sure, but it leaves one feeling you're on the couch with Volterra, not on a roots quest.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

October 24, 2008
Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
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[Volterra's] affinity for Italian stereotypes is countered with delightful truculence by the film's most engaging character, her down-to-earth octogenarian aunt Viviana.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

October 23, 2008
Mark Keizer
Boxoffice Magazine

While Hava probably gained a lot from the experience of making The Tree of Life, the audience will gain demonstrably less.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 2.5/5

September 15, 2008
Laura Kern
New York Times
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Ms. Volterra, acting as narrator and interviewee herself, can't seem to resist the urge to be the star of her own film, which too often feels like a wearisome exercise in self-therapy.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

September 12, 2008
Matt Noller
Slant Magazine

Yet another example of therapy masquerading as documentary.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: .5/4

September 11, 2008
Robert Koehler
Variety
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It's clear why Volterra would have felt driven to make such a film. It's less clear why anyone not related to her would pay to see it.

Full Review Source: Variety

September 9, 2008
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze

Moments of uncommon creativity and poignancy, but often coming dangerously close to crossing the line between biopic and home movies.

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze

September 7, 2008
Frank Ochieng
World Voice News

...absorbing, mysterious, lyrical and distinctively titillating...a moody masterpiece that is thrillingly alarming...[a] tale of wandering hedonism and anguish

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

May 5, 2008
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

A character study about characters I never cared about, Tre features actors whose acting shows. Never for a minute did I buy that the characters they were trying to create were real.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

March 31, 2008
Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times
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Smacks of an audition exercise.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 27, 2008
Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
Boxoffice Magazine

There's a strange sort of vacuousness to Tre, Eric Byler's newest installment on relationships amidst directionless twentysomethings.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine

February 19, 2008
Kim Voynar
Cinematical

I think Byler is at his best when he directs material he writes on his own, and he's at the top of his game with Tre.

Full Review Source: Cinematical

February 19, 2008
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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Byler has a knack for elegant composition, as well as the hazy middle ground between friendship and friendship with a sexual asterisk.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 19, 2008
G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle
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Feels like a vanity project, or worse, like homework.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

February 15, 2008
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

[Byler] ventures into Douglas Sirk territory with astonishing skill (not an easy task), presenting this potential melodrama with gravity and intelligence.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 3/4

February 14, 2008
Peter Sobczynski
eFilmCritic.com

A smart and incisive look at contemporary relationships that avoids all the cliches that one might expect to find

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 5/5

February 7, 2008
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat

After a promising start with Charlotte Sometimes, Byler fumbles big time with this slow-moving, even irritating sophomore effort.

February 7, 2008

Los Angeles Times
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Less is decidedly less.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

February 1, 2008
Geoff Berkshire
Metromix.com

It's difficult to care who couples or uncouples throughout this relationship drama since the combinations are always completely unappealing.

Full Review Source: Metromix.com | Original Score: 2/5

January 31, 2008
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