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

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There Will Be Blood Reviews

Dave Calhoun
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 5/5

November 18, 2011
Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 5/5

November 17, 2011
Bob Mondello
NPR.org
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This sometimes magnificent, decidedly strange film is a portrait of a terrible, rapacious man.

Full Review Source: NPR.org

October 18, 2008
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
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One of the most wholly original American movies ever made.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

October 18, 2008
Christopher Orr
The New Republic
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There Will Be Blood establishes itself as a film of Darwinian ferocity, a stark and pitiless parable of American capitalism.

Full Review Source: The New Republic

September 18, 2008
Jonathan F. Richards
Film.com
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Daniel Day-Lewis bestrides the narrow world like a colossus as Daniel Plainview, a turn-of-the-last-century prospector for gold and silver who stumbles upon oil in rural California and goes after it with the ferocity, focus, and ethical sensitivity of a f

Full Review Source: Film.com

February 5, 2008
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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Someday, we're probably going to look back at There Will Be Blood, Paul Thomas Anderson's epic about greed, lies, manipulation and insanity, and call it his masterpiece.

January 18, 2008
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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It's oil, and a West that was just discovering it, that makes There Will Be Blood intriguing. But it's Day-Lewis who draws us in.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 4/5

January 18, 2008
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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Anderson is attempting to harness the old-fashioned American Western epic with the probing psychology and intimacy of a modern-day character study. The fact that that character happens to be so repellent is one of the film's many strokes of genius.

| Original Score: 4/4

January 11, 2008
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
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As an incurable romantic, I hold out hope that Anderson's flawed but phenomenal feat here marks the start of a new, mature stage in a long career. He has genius in him. So does the movie -- before its ending.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 11, 2008
Adam Graham
Detroit News
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A maddening epic with a towering, bravura performance from star Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood will rattle your brain for weeks, even months after you see it.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: B-

January 11, 2008
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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Sprawling yet cramped, There Will Be Blood may not be the best movie of the year, but it's certainly the strangest. It evokes passing comparisons to everything from Giant to Citizen Kane but it's impossible to pigeonhole.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: A-

January 10, 2008
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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There Will Be Blood hits with hurricane force. Lovers of formula and sugarcoating will hate it. Screw them. In terms of excitement, imagination and rule-busting experimentation, it's a gusher.

| Original Score: 4/4

January 8, 2008
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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Filmmaking at the highest level.

January 7, 2008
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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There Will Be Blood reminds us that the greatest screen performances don't settle for capturing one trait, a dominant emotion or an easy way in.

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

January 4, 2008
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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There Will Be Blood, the astounding new film by Paul Thomas Anderson, is Horatio Alger by way of Faust.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 4, 2008
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Individual scenes and sequences are too strange, haunting and emotionally right for the film to be dismissed. There should be no attempt or temptation to dismiss it.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 4, 2008
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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Conjure up the maddest despot scene you can remember and you might get a sense of the seismic register of Day-Lewis's extravagant performance. Watch and marvel, though you may have to suspend your disbelief from the top of an oil derrick.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 4, 2008
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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If [Day-Lewis] does not win the Academy Award for this protean portrayal, it will be because he's won before. Or because his gift, his discipline, is so daunting it can be confounding.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 4/4

January 4, 2008
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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A haunting enigma that refuses to conform to any recognizable pattern, period or otherwise. I suppose you could see it as a descendent of Citizen Kane. But such comparisons aren't really fair to either film.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: A-

January 4, 2008
Mark Rahner
Seattle Times
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Up to now, director Paul Thomas Anderson's work has diminished with each film since Boogie Nights, but Blood is a maturation and reinvention.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 4, 2008
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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There Will Be Blood is anti-state of the art. It's the work of an analog filmmaker railing against an increasingly digitized world. In that sense, the movie is idiosyncratic, too: vintage visionary stuff. It's physical and tactile.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 4/4

January 4, 2008
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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A force beyond categories.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 4, 2008
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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Paul Thomas Anderson becomes California's certified cinematic poet laureate with There Will Be Blood.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 4, 2008
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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A work of stunning intelligence and dramatic sweep, a portrait of a young nation struggling to find itself, torn between religious and business values.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 4/4

January 4, 2008
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Day-Lewis, channeling John Huston and Orson Welles (the grumbling intonations, the crazy-eyed glares) and who-knows-who-else, is nothing short of astounding.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 3, 2008
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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Lively as bombastic period storytelling but limited as allegory.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

January 3, 2008
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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There Will Be Blood is a masterpiece; Daniel Day-Lewis' performance as a ruthless oilman is without flaw.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 5/5

January 3, 2008
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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What's so remarkable about this film is not its time frame but the wealth of its detail, t he eloquence of its images, and the sweep of its ambition

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

January 3, 2008
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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For bleakness, the movie can't be beat -- nor for brilliance.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A

January 2, 2008
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
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This is truly a work of symphonic aspirations and masterful execution.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

December 28, 2007
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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An arresting, fascinating, and sometimes disturbing motion picture experience.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

December 27, 2007
Dana Stevens
Slate
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With his fifth film, There Will Be Blood Paul Thomas Anderson goes from the brainy poet of new American cinema to its deranged visionary.

Full Review Source: Slate

December 26, 2007
Nathan Rabin
AV Club
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As long as money retains the power to poison men's souls, Anderson's uncompromising masterpiece will continue to resonate as a harrowing cautionary warning to a country with oil pumping through its veins, clouding its judgment and coarsening its soul.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: A

December 26, 2007
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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There Will Be Blood, the joint venture between actor Daniel Day-Lewis and director Paul Thomas Anderson, might be the most incendiary combination since the Molotov cocktail.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4.5/5

December 26, 2007
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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There Will Be Blood Paul Thomas Anderson's epic American nightmare, arrives belching fire and brimstone and damnation to Hell.

| Original Score: 5/5

December 26, 2007
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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The best movie performance so far this century? No contest. There's Daniel Day-Lewis' awe-inspiring turn as a greedy oilman in There Will Be Blood, and there is everyone else.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 26, 2007
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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Blood does not release its grip on the audience until its last, bizarrely crazy minutes.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 26, 2007
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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There Will Be Blood is a bold and sprawling epic about false prophets and massive profits set in a stark and dramatic oil-rich landscape.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 26, 2007
Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
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There Will Be Blood strives for boldness, instead of just being bold. It doesn't cut, and it doesn't bleed.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

December 26, 2007
Jan Stuart
Newsday
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The watershed achievement of both Day-Lewis' and Anderson's careers.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 4/4

December 20, 2007
David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
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It's sublime -- beautiful and ghastly at once.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

December 17, 2007
David Fear
Time Out New York
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Paul Thomas Anderson's American masterpiece.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 6/6

December 13, 2007
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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An impressive achievement in its confident expertness in rendering the simulated realities of a bygone time and place, largely with an inspired use of regional amateur actors and extras with all the right moves and sounds.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

December 12, 2007
David Denby
New Yorker
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As astounding in its emotional force and as haunting and mysterious as anything seen in American movies in recent years.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

December 10, 2007
David Ansen
Newsweek
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[A] work [of] blistering intensity -- and filmmaking that can make your jaw drop.

Full Review Source: Newsweek

December 10, 2007
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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Boldly and magnificently strange, There Will Be Blood marks a significant departure in the work of Paul Thomas Anderson.

Full Review Source: Variety

November 1, 2007
John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
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Daniel Day-Lewis stuns in Paul Thomas Anderson's saga of a soul-dead oil man.

October 1, 2007
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