There Will Be Blood Reviews

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December 11, 2019
There Will Be Blood was so good that it's making me rethink those last three PTA features.
October 29, 2019
An amazing study of greed and corruption, expertly crafted by Anderson. The cinematography is breathtaking and the score by Jonny Greenwood is mesmerizingly original
October 25, 2019
Though Day-Lewis seethes juicily, under the weight of all that allegory, Plainview steadily grows more vicious and less fascinating, wasting away to just a cackle and an empty leer.
June 6, 2019
Towering, unrelenting filmmaking, a visionary masterwork for the ages, and the very best film of 2007.
January 29, 2019
The sprawling, dark epic hinges on atmospherics and the moody air. It's heightened further by the ominous music, especially in the long, wordless opening sequence set in the mines with man pitted against nature.
October 18, 2018
There's little subtlety to be found in this immensely entertaining slab of bloody red meat; both Anderson and Day-Lewis go for broke. But it's a pleasure to be reminded, if only once every four years, that subtlety can be overrated.
September 6, 2018
[PTA] had way too much confidence in his own talent. But after watching the movie, I failed to forget its images, to stop thinking about its plot, to silence its soundtrack. It's possible that the director has a correct assessment of his artistic worth.
August 23, 2018
Day-Lewis's performance will simply have you like a fever you can't shift. The landscapes are hard and big, but he scathes through them as if they were no more than your Uncle Stan's allotment.
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.
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.
February 18, 2012
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November 17, 2011
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.
August 27, 2009
There will be blood, indeed
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