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The Tree of Life Reviews

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½ May 10, 2018
If you're intending to waste over 2 hours of your life watching scenes dropped from the Discovery Channel, segments that belong in bad insurance commercials, and various black and white snippets that do nothing to promote any modicum of story... here's your chance! People who can somehow glean some relatable story from this abomination either have access to copious amounts of narcotics, or live in some odd state of SCHIZOPHRENIC delusion that there is no escaping from.
May 6, 2018
Incredible film! Depth of story. Raw emotion. Cinematography is breathtaking. A work of art/
April 29, 2018
Amazing film. At times it reminded me of 2001 Space Odyssey but more poingant and spiritually reached further. How I appreciated detailed life of childrend depicted in the 1950's
April 19, 2018
The Tree of Life has many profound ideas but unfortunately chooses to communicate them in a slow, condescending manner.
March 8, 2018
The Tree of Life isn't a movie by conventional standards, but an art piece of random pieces of footage that says "look at me and come up with your own answer". It is a pathetic excuse for a movie. It lacks even the most basic components necessary to call something a movie. It is the only movie off the top of my head that i have called pretentious, because this is the very definition of the word.

The Tree of Life is a jumbled mess of footage from 2001 A Space Odyssey, to some family from Texas. Why do i need to see the creation of the universe and life to understand the hardship of a 1950's family? I don't know. Why should i care about anything that happens to these people when the lack of any kind of narrative, or structure robs me of understanding why i'm watching them in the first place? I don't know. Why does Sean Penn show up like 5 times for completely pointless scenes that have nothing to do with anything? I don't know. What was the ending? I don't know.

This is literally all this movie is. Footage without any kind of cohesion that insists that its greater than it is. But it's nothing. It does nothing, it shows nothing, it says nothing, it's a great big beautiful spectacle of nothing.
½ February 23, 2018
it was they who led me to your door..

The Tree Of Life

There hardly will be any other feature that celebrates nature, humanity and emotions through cinematography to this excellency that it literally needs no word. The Tree Of Life defines humanity and preaches the depth, innocence and darkness of it which ranges in wider regions on narrow perspectives all of it resulting into offering some of the best of 2 hours of your life and leaving you wiser. Terrence Malick whispers soul into each and every frame and executes his script from paper to screen like never before and raises the bar of execution, editing and specificity of it. Brad Pitt, Jessica Chastain are amazing in it with supporting cast like Sean Penn but the real essence of the feature are the kids. The Tree Of Life has a thought provoking concept and more importantly its projection which along with the help of stellar performances, exhilarating background score and unusual script antes up a game for the drama genre.
½ February 18, 2018
I would rather watch paint dry for 3 weeks. Then watch this movie again. It sucked so bad that i wish i could have the 3 hours of my life back and spend the three hours in prison.
January 30, 2018
This unusual movie about life, the universe, and everything, offers many questions but provides few answers. It contains little dialogue and visually is often imaginative, dreamlike and surreal. I found myself reflecting on my own childhood and place in the world. AAN AFI 1001
½ January 27, 2018
This admirably ambitious film captures the natural world and human experience within it. It conveys staggering emotional intimacy considering its epic scale. Cinematography (while exquisite) conceals more than it reveals in places.
½ January 19, 2018
Puntaje Original: 5.0

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½ January 13, 2018
this will go down as one of the most divisive films of all time
and considering how it stacked up during the OSCARS Terrence Malick's approach is something to analyze very closely
this is one of those soul-searching, thinking man's films centering on a beloved family and focusing on the son all grown-up pondering the universe, its meaning and its existence as a whole
I love Brad Pitt as the stern, disciplined father, Jessica Chastain as the ever-loving mother, and Sean Penn as the adult version of the most troubled member of the family looking back to see where and how he got to where he is
keep in mind this film isn't for the most impatient of viewers as it is very long and the narrative isn't very streamlined
that'll definitely be challenging for most but those with enough of just sitting down and deconstruct the film's vision it's worth it
the shots are beautiful, the music is very operatic, and the actors do work with what little they have to actually say
the thing about life is that it's an entire tree of our existence in the universe; the smallest beginning point can lead to the biggest conclusions
we're born, we live, we die, we go on and so forth while the rest of the universe is ever-changing
Terrence Malick has a knack for the mindbending and unusual but it's still a creative style
January 8, 2018
An artistic wanna-be like film which doesn't deliver and makes no sense
½ January 8, 2018
Now I've registered my disgust at such an awful awful film, I feel much better.
½ December 25, 2017
It has too many "filling" to have sustanse
½ December 17, 2017
This is my least favorite movie of all time. To say I hated it does not begin to tell the story. I will never see another movie by this director ever again.
½ December 17, 2017
This film is great visually. However, it was way too hard for me and probably most moviegoers to understand. Probably worth watching twice or even three times if you can sit through it.
December 15, 2017
You can attempt to portray this as some type of grand vision or inspiring culmination of visuals, or you can be real....this movie is horrible and a waste of talent, time, and money.
October 16, 2017
This is emotionally driven storytelling and filmmaking on a purer level, one that relays actual mental processes and all the subtle details of human interaction, while also showcasing meditative observations about life that strengthens faith and inspires kindness.
October 10, 2017
If you are easily bored this movie probably isn't for you but the visuals are great and the cinematography is beautiful, there are plenty of things to enjoy.
September 24, 2017
I'm glad that this film is slowly starting to gain the popularity it deserves in "Best Films of All Time" lists. It's always great to see a clever work of ambiguity. It leaves you thinking about it long afterwards. There are some scenes which are so complex that they can puzzle you long afterwards. Beneath all of its ambiguity lies a fleshed out character arc. On top of that, its cinematography is amazing. It is a pretty strong contender for "Best Cinematography Ever". This is a great film which must be experienced by everyone.
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