There Will Be Blood Reviews

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November 18, 2011
November 17, 2011
October 18, 2008
This is a film by Paul Thomas Anderson that has overshot the runway of movie modernity with something thrillingly, dangerously new.
October 18, 2008
This sometimes magnificent, decidedly strange film is a portrait of a terrible, rapacious man.
October 18, 2008
One of the most wholly original American movies ever made.
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.
September 18, 2008
There Will Be Blood establishes itself as a film of Darwinian ferocity, a stark and pitiless parable of American capitalism.
February 5, 2008
Daniel Day-Lewis bestrides the narrow world like a colossus as Daniel Plainview, a turn-of-the-last-century prospector for gold and silver who stumbles upon oil in rural California and goes after it with the ferocity, focus, and ethical sensitivity of a f
February 5, 2008
Hypnotic, poetic and often downright strange, the remarkable result is every bit as combustible as the black stuff itself.
January 29, 2008
The moments that linger long after you've left the theater and forgotten how damned tedious the whole thing was are with Paul Dano's smug, moon-faced preacher
January 18, 2008
Someday, we're probably going to look back at There Will Be Blood, Paul Thomas Anderson's epic about greed, lies, manipulation and insanity, and call it his masterpiece.
January 18, 2008
It's oil, and a West that was just discovering it, that makes There Will Be Blood intriguing. But it's Day-Lewis who draws us in.
January 11, 2008
Anderson is attempting to harness the old-fashioned American Western epic with the probing psychology and intimacy of a modern-day character study. The fact that that character happens to be so repellent is one of the film's many strokes of genius.
January 11, 2008
As an incurable romantic, I hold out hope that Anderson's flawed but phenomenal feat here marks the start of a new, mature stage in a long career. He has genius in him. So does the movie -- before its ending.
January 11, 2008
A maddening epic with a towering, bravura performance from star Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood will rattle your brain for weeks, even months after you see it.
January 10, 2008
Sprawling yet cramped, There Will Be Blood may not be the best movie of the year, but it's certainly the strangest. It evokes passing comparisons to everything from Giant to Citizen Kane but it's impossible to pigeonhole.
January 8, 2008
There Will Be Blood hits with hurricane force. Lovers of formula and sugarcoating will hate it. Screw them. In terms of excitement, imagination and rule-busting experimentation, it's a gusher.
January 7, 2008
Filmmaking at the highest level.
January 4, 2008
There Will Be Blood reminds us that the greatest screen performances don't settle for capturing one trait, a dominant emotion or an easy way in.
January 4, 2008
There Will Be Blood, the astounding new film by Paul Thomas Anderson, is Horatio Alger by way of Faust.
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