The Tree of Life Reviews

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October 6, 2011
June 16, 2011
This film's rewards are many, for those with the patience to simply let it float.
June 15, 2011
In this flawed yet masterful, unforgettable movie, Malick argues that even the tiniest mote can have value. He sees miracles everywhere. You just have to make an effort to see them, too.
June 13, 2011
Glibly put, this challenging time-skipping rumination is the big screen equivalent of watching that "Tree" grow.
June 10, 2011
"The Tree of Life" is rooted in human nature but ascends to the infinite mystery. It's a dizzying climb with few footholds for the timid or cynical, but the view from above is heavenly.
June 10, 2011
The result actually plays like a divine pronouncement, cosmic in scope and oracular in tone, a cinematic sermon on the mount that shows its creator in exquisite form. Exquisite but frustrating.
June 3, 2019
A film of monumental beauty and quiet, intense power; at once cosmic and intimate, massive in scale and deeply personal in scope.
February 21, 2019
Malick makes some daring, strange, brilliant choices whose connections reveal themselves only gradually and obliquely.
February 14, 2019
It's a testament to Malick's filmmaking skill that we do become somewhat engaged in Jack's childhood struggles with his father's authority, his mild Oedipal issues and his other growing-up issues.
January 8, 2019
It's a beautifully made film, poetic in its attention to detail. But underneath its mannered surface, it's really quite a conventional coming-of-age film, filled with themes we've seen on screen so often before.
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