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There Will Be Blood Reviews

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February 5, 2018
"Blood," which isn't really as violent as its title suggests, is alternately annoying and exhilarating. In either case, it is a work of art that is required viewing for those interested in serious filmmaking.
November 16, 2017
We find someone embracing the strange; dedicating not just a film to it, but letting it, for the most, and brilliant, part letting that strangeness move and alter the film in frustrating, tantalizing, and often unknown and unknowable ways.
October 11, 2017
[There is] a jaw-dropping, annihilating ending to a bold, deeply American, success story.
April 21, 2017
... reworks the American entrepreneurial success story as an elemental frontier myth, roughly hewn out of the landscape that is remade in its wake.
September 16, 2015
It is the work of masters perfecting their craft, setting off together towards a horizon of shining prowess to discover, quite literally, the pinnacle of their cinematic potential.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
September 30, 2014
Perhaps the best barometer of Anderson's astonishing success here is that he manages to invest this weighty allegory with such a wealth of character and nuance.
October 14, 2012
As a character study, There Will Be Blood is unsurpassed. Just don't expect to strike oil straight away.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 28, 2011
Who suggested the John Huston accent? We keep expecting Daniel Plainview to molest a young niece or something.
June 12, 2010
Anderson's vision is uncompromising and razor sharp. Nothing in his first four features quite prepares us for the precision and vicious wit displayed here.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
August 27, 2009
There will be blood, indeed
August 14, 2009
In a way, there's not a step you haven't seen in classics going as far back as Citizen Kane. Still, there are enough oddities in the details to keep you full of questions.
Read More | Original Score: A-
October 18, 2008
This is a film by Paul Thomas Anderson that has overshot the runway of movie modernity with something thrillingly, dangerously new.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 18, 2008
The movie makes absolutely no f---ing sense whatsoever. [And] it takes almost three hours in which not to make any f---ing sense and is very loud and chesty about it.
October 18, 2008
It takes a talented person to make a great film, but it takes an even more talented one to know when to say enough is enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 18, 2008
This sometimes magnificent, decidedly strange film is a portrait of a terrible, rapacious man.
October 18, 2008
It's a biblical parable about America's failure to square religion and greed. But most of all it is a marvellously entertaining soap: a sort Dickens does Dallas, without the sex or swimming pools.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 18, 2008
One of the most wholly original American movies ever made.
September 18, 2008
There Will Be Blood establishes itself as a film of Darwinian ferocity, a stark and pitiless parable of American capitalism.
August 27, 2008
If Day-Lewis isn't front and center, the film drags with themes such as oil vs. religion, and greed is always around...
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
August 22, 2008
Anderson has truly made an old fashioned, great American movie. Not to be missed!!!
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 4/4
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