• paulsell

    ★★★★ Rewatched by paulsell 29 Jun, 2015

    Its the character interaction that hits me here, its Brad Pitt, and the kids and Jessica Chastain, all turning in really great performances. Malick's later films have more and more of a tendency to turn his actors into puppets walking around in a beautiful shot waiting for a whispered voice overs. Thats fine when it works, but when it doesn't it can feel artificial and removed, so its refreshing when you have the characters interacting with each other in a…


  • Pierre

    ★★★★ Watched by Pierre 29 Jun, 2015

    Film #27 of the "Scavenger Hunt 3" Challenge!
    Task 15: "An Avante-Garde Film!"

    I'm a bit confused, my brain fried a little bit, I'm not sure how I feel about this film, I'll probably rewatch someday, it's very hard for me to talk about it because I'm so overwhelmed, it's too much information, it's one of the most ambitious projects I've ever seen, I feel like it doesn't really achieve everything it tries to, but I'm also not sure…


  • jmbadia

    ★★★★ Watched by jmbadia 21 Jun, 2015

    Em pregunto si es podria haver explicat el mateix sense tanta ... grandiloqüencia. És fa dificil veure-la si no tens el dia inspirat


  • Funnyguy

    ★★★½ Watched by Funnyguy 29 Jun, 2015

    The Tree of Life is about life, death, childhood, evolution, regret, anger, sadness, happiness, nature, religion - basically the essence of the universe. It's extremely ambiguous, abstract and symbolic - it might just be the most ambitious film ever made, trying to reflect human nature, using a lot of symbolism, and with almost every scene being open for interpretation. It's very abstract, having only a tiny piece of linear story, holding it together and making it coherent.

    Being executed by…


  • yellow_sub66

    ★★★★½ Watched by yellow_sub66 27 Jun, 2015

    Brilliant, yet hard to write about. A film without traditional narrative yet portrays succinctly what it is to grow up and the effect of your parents. Never have I seen birth, life or death shown like this on film or to this degree of detail and thoughtfulness. Malick ponders how we should live our life and the tininess of it, compared to the magnitude of creation and destruction through juxtaposition. Transfixing visually and emotionally moving, I feel it may take…


  • Brainfreezeman

    ★★★½ Added by Brainfreezeman

    Good looking film, but not really my type of movie.


  • jonz

    ★★★½ Watched by jonz 26 Jun, 2015

    A lot can be said and speculated about this movie. Malick did a fine job of executing his ideas about life and the struggles of Nature versus Grace. The daunting first 30 minutes or so is without question my favorite section of the film. The visuals and use of music blend perfectly as Malick sets up his themes for the rest of the movie.

    After the initial mind bending barrage of visuals and thoughtful narration The Tree of Life seemed…


  • Alex Gidley

    Watched by Alex Gidley 12 May, 2015 1

    I will give Terrence Malick this, he has mastered the art of having film critics lap up any old shit he puts out. I think Terrence Malick could release a film of nothing but drawing jagged lines in his own blood, saying it represents teenage angst and waiting for droves of people who want to seem smart applauding his latest so called masterful work and the people who don't need to constantly prove they are smarter than you from plucking…


  • jeffbbz

    ★★★★ Watched by jeffbbz 24 Jun, 2015

    Like all of Malick's films I've seen thus far, I'm both entranced and repulsed, enamored and confusingly disinterested/disappointed. As Kevin Lee has pointed out he has adopted many experimental film mannerisms and effects in Tree of Life, and usually I cut experimental film makers a tremendous amount of slack, simply for trying something, or doing an experiment. And yet I feel less compelled to do so here or with Malick in general. But yet again, Although I feel that all…


  • Dale Nauertz

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Dale Nauertz 24 Jun, 2015

    Terrence Malick is wrestling with so much here, and in such a beautiful way. It's a profound statement on the struggles and questions of existence by one of cinema's foremost visual poets. It's a meditative film conveyed in powerful imagery and hushed existential pondering. It's a film of loss and love and hate and beauty and forgiveness and anger. It's about how the journey into adulthood means that each and every one of us loses our innocence and gets cast…


  • UttiyoS

    ★★★★★ Added by UttiyoS

    The Tree of Life- 5/5

    The Life given to us is often undermined and undervalued and often taken for granted, as the true meaning of life is scarcely appreciated by many as Terrence Malick’s majestic ‘ The Tree of Life’ shows us the value of life through his own analysis, showcase of life right from its inception to what it is today and this beautiful journey is as overwhelming as it is dazzling as Malick’s amazing use of visual imagery…


  • Reego

    ★★★★★ Added by Reego

    What a beautiful film, one of the films that will captivate you and make you appreciate life like never before, amazing acting by the cast, Brad Pitt is phenomenal in this, jessica Chastain has never been better, Sean Penn is the icing on the cake, just a wonderful piece of cinema. Oh btw, if there is life on another planet? Please let the tree of life be the first film they see from earth, like an earth's brochure :)