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

There Will Be Blood Reviews

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Michael Koresky
Stop Smiling
September 30, 2014

Perhaps the best barometer of Anderson's astonishing success here is that he manages to invest this weighty allegory with such a wealth of character and nuance.

Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk
October 14, 2012

As a character study, There Will Be Blood is unsurpassed. Just don't expect to strike oil straight away.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
April 28, 2011

Who suggested the John Huston accent? We keep expecting Daniel Plainview to molest a young niece or something.

Ian Buckwalter
DCist
June 12, 2010

Anderson's vision is uncompromising and razor sharp. Nothing in his first four features quite prepares us for the precision and vicious wit displayed here.

Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
August 27, 2009

There will be blood, indeed

Jordan Hoffman
UGO
August 14, 2009

In a way, there's not a step you haven't seen in classics going as far back as Citizen Kane. Still, there are enough oddities in the details to keep you full of questions.

Full Review | Original Score: A-
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
October 18, 2008

This is a film by Paul Thomas Anderson that has overshot the runway of movie modernity with something thrillingly, dangerously new.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Jason Zingale
Bullz-Eye.com
October 18, 2008

It takes a talented person to make a great film, but it takes an even more talented one to know when to say enough is enough.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Bob Mondello
NPR.org
Top Critic
October 18, 2008

This sometimes magnificent, decidedly strange film is a portrait of a terrible, rapacious man.

James Christopher
Times [UK]
October 18, 2008

It's a biblical parable about America's failure to square religion and greed. But most of all it is a marvellously entertaining soap: a sort Dickens does Dallas, without the sex or swimming pools.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
Top Critic
October 18, 2008

One of the most wholly original American movies ever made.

Christopher Orr
The New Republic
Top Critic
September 18, 2008

There Will Be Blood establishes itself as a film of Darwinian ferocity, a stark and pitiless parable of American capitalism.

Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
August 27, 2008

If Day-Lewis isn't front and center, the film drags with themes such as oil vs. religion, and greed is always around...

Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
August 22, 2008

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

Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
August 9, 2008

One helluva film; the best in Anderson's young career.

Full Review | Original Score: 87/100
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
June 1, 2008

As a film about one man's obsessive egomania, There Will Be Blood does its job.

Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Kevin McCarthy
WJFK-FM (CBS Radio)
May 26, 2008

I just sat there in awe the entire two hours and thirty minutes of the film, just completely stunned as to what I was seeing.

Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Adam Tobias
Watertown Daily Times
May 20, 2008

... when we look back at "There Will Be Blood" decades from now, we will probably be saying the sprawling epic about oil, family, faith, greed and deception is Anderson's crowning achievement. And that's saying a lot.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
May 6, 2008

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Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Alonso Duralde
MSNBC
May 1, 2008

[I]t's a movie that people who love movies will discuss, argue over, and rewatch for years to come.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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