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The Tree of Life Reviews

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March 21, 2018
The result is a fragmented but beautiful kaleidoscope of a film that is closer to a prayer set to music than to a story.
October 23, 2017
As a film, The Tree of Life is stellar on every level.
September 8, 2017
... it's too bad what could have been a beautifully crushing family drama was usurped by a massive amount of unnecessary special effects clouding the real story.
Full Review | Original Score: C
August 25, 2017
I'm not sure The Tree of Life is as bad as The New World, but it's certainly more pretentious.
August 21, 2017
Malick's film is about life and death in the grandest biblical sense, but it is especially about the latter.
September 22, 2016
Malick's points are more enriching than the mere mutterings from a confused filmmaker. One might even say he understands more about this strange existence than he is willing to admit in front of a camera.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 28, 2016
The Tree of Life is a brilliant achievement in almost all respects, bringing the eternal and the everyday, the macrocosmic and the microscopic, and the physical and the metaphysical into graceful convergences that are awesome to behold.
October 7, 2015
Frankly, it may require multiple viewings before someone can definitively arrive at a conclusion.
May 12, 2015
Malick's reach exceeds his grasp. But man, that is one hell of a reach.
February 21, 2014
Go ahead and take away my credibility badge...The film is one of the most emotionally affecting and profound experiences of my life, regardless of how recent it is.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
May 24, 2013
You'd be hard pressed to find an examination of human existence as profound and spiritual as Terrence Malick's mind-blowing trip through the cosmos.
Full Review | Original Score: A
March 13, 2013
The lack of story or purpose is annoying and at times, the film is too experimental. Topping things off is an abrupt and unsatisfying ending which doesn't leave us with good feelings towards the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
January 4, 2013
Absurdly over-rated...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 2, 2012
Malick may have pushed the envelope a bit too far, losing the ability to see the forest for the trees - even in a film as beautiful and surreal as The Tree of Life
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 28, 2012
It's fair to say that everyone will get at least something out of this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 27, 2012
While it doesn't leave you as breathless as Malick would like, The Tree of Life will stir your soul and make you think. Which is an outcome every moviemaker should aspire to create.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
July 13, 2012
Less Plato than metaphysical Play-Doh
Full Review | Original Score: 61/100
May 12, 2012
This film is a cinematic triumph! Terrence Malick's masterpiece!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
April 11, 2012
Es cierto que la película es ambiciosa, y que no va a gustarle a todo el mundo. Pero para quien logre conectar con ella, puede resultar en una experiencia removedora y visualmente impactante.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 2, 2012
I'm not sure all of its diverse elements successfully make a whole story, but I am giving this film extra credit for being so incredibly ambitious, visually stunning and humane. It is a refreshing contrast to films that show the worst of humanity.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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