The Tree of Life 2011

The Tree of Life

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Terrence Malick's singularly deliberate style may prove unrewarding for some, but for patient viewers, Tree of Life is an emotional as well as visual treat.

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In this highly philosophical film by acclaimed director Terrence Malick, young Jack (Hunter McCracken) is one of three brothers growing up as part of the O'Brien family in small-town Texas. Jack has a contentious relationship with his father (Brad Pitt), but gets along well with his beautiful mother (Jessica Chastain). As an adult, Jack (Sean Penn) struggles with his past and tries to make sense of his childhood, while also grappling with bigger existential issues.

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Critic Reviews for The Tree of Life

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  • Jul 03, 2016
    20 minutes of a family dealing with grief. 120 minutes of shots of leaves and trees and sunlight and waves 2 minutes of dinosaurs
    Marcus W Super Reviewer
  • Mar 27, 2016
    A cinematic mistake and mess in every conceivable way, The Tree of Life is only worth watching for it's stunning visuals. Everything else is incoherent, lacks focus, or just feels overly complicated to point of comedy. I understood what the movie was attempting to say and do - it just didn't understand it itself.
    Matthew M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 01, 2013
    Scathing review to follow once ive thought of how to write it without obscenities.
    Justin F Super Reviewer
  • Apr 07, 2013
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