• R, 2 hr. 38 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Paul Thomas Anderson
    In Theaters:
    Dec 26, 2007 Wide
    On DVD:
    Apr 8, 2008
  • Paramount Vantage

Critic Review - Sin Magazine

Anderson has truly made an old fashioned, great American movie. Not to be missed!!!

August 22, 2008 Full Review | Comments (5)
Sin Magazine


Jack t.

Jack thomsen

What? -- I think Hollywood, and its critics are practicing philosophical incest.... gay, Jewish and anti Christian.... any tripe that demolishes our collective wisdom on oil, Christians, and capitalism.. is genius?

I sat through an excruciating score, watching a patchwork of personalities%u2026. and when the servant comes to the bowling alley - and discovers a dead body %u2014 Lewis says he%u2019s done.

THIS IS HOLLYWOOD AT ITS BEST>%u2026 I think intellectual incest is the problem.

This movie was a nightmare of disconnect and innuendo - with a soundtrack that made me hit mute and watch the dialogue.

WHAT ? %u2014 are the critics all related to the principals? - its the only excuse I can come up with%u2026 quick, %u201Ctell em it%u2019s great and we%u2019ll might make our money back - they%u2019ll never know the difference%u201D

Feb 6 - 07:12 AM


Linda Ingmanson

Jack T., I couldn't agree more. I know I'm coming in late in the game, but I watched There Will Be Blood last night and I just do not see what the fuss was about. An over-long, tedious plod through the life of a grumpy old psycho. Between the bizarre score and the enormous leaps forward in time (not that we were missing anything - it was the same, one-note story all the way through), I found the movie overwrought yet at the same time boring. I just didn't get it. Sorry.

Mar 1 - 05:31 PM

Eduardo Tobias

Eduardo Tobias

I think you missed the point. Do some research and you will see why some people are calling this a masterpiece.

Feb 1 - 10:01 AM


Chris Corrigan

You're both wrong, this film was amazing.

Mar 31 - 12:04 AM

Tim T.

Tim Tom

i thought it was good but not that good. fake phoney accents, clnky metaphors and an obvious plea for an oscar do not not a good movie make

May 16 - 04:03 AM

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