• Nick Olson

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Nick Olson 21 Nov, 2014

    Showed the film to students this week.

    I've written quite a bit about The Tree of Life, but I have still often felt that I've not yet articulated why the film's so important to me on a more personal level.

    In the middle of the film when Malick is drawing the obvious contrast between the mother and the father--between the way of grace and the way of nature--he concludes the mother's sequence of scenes with young Jack praying by his…

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  • GreyGrooves

    ★½ Added by GreyGrooves

    Possibly one of the dullest films I have yet to watch. The only good thing that came out of this film is that some of cinematography is absolutely stunning (only reason why it's not a half of a star). But some of the cgi especially with the dinasours really underwhelmed me, I've seen better cgi in Jurassic Park. I don't know why people praise the acting as well. Just get someone to read some "deep" lines in a monotone voice…

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  • Jon Arthur Bowen

    ★★★★★ Watched by Jon Arthur Bowen 03 Jun, 2011

    "The Tree of Life" is very different from Malick's previous films, so narratively and formally experimental. So beyond what I could have anticipated. It is, in every sense, simple poetry; resembling the subtle beauty of nature. For instance, the waves lapping on a beach or the wind blowing through leaves (things Malick typically featured in many of his films); yet these everyday occurrences are unbelievably complex as the creation of air, water, sand and trees was no simple feat. Their…

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  • luukdeman111

    ★★★★½ Watched by luukdeman111 17 Nov, 2014

    This movie really is something else entirely. Not easily comprehended and not easily fully appreciated. There is a school of thought that says that if a movie has to be watched twice, the filmmaker has failed. I would go so far as to say that this movie singlehandedly proves that notion wrong.

    I have so far watched it trice and it becomes better at every viewing, and perhaps more importantly, every viewing makes me want to watch it once more.…

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  • Forrest Cardamenis

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Forrest Cardamenis 19 Nov, 2014

    First time seeing this since it was in theaters. I was excited and nervous to re-watch, a little afraid that I wouldn't be blown away in what I remember as a rather monumental viewing experience. Indeed, I seemed to have erased the flaws in my memory: The ending works, but it doesn't hit as hard as it should conceptually, and the Sean Penn segments in general are a bit weak. But the creation of the universe is one of the…

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  • Antonio Guzman

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Antonio Guzman 19 Nov, 2014

    Quite simply the greatest film ever made.

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  • Salim Ibrahim

    ★★★★★ Watched by Salim Ibrahim 19 Nov, 2014 1

    I saw this with my mom before heading to school this morning.

    It is quite the visual spectacle.

    The images are still in my mind after all this time.....

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  • Cedric

    ★★★★★ Added by Cedric

    With Malick's impeccable camerawork and Lubezki's cinematography, The Tree of Life depicts, with dazzling beauty, the life of a young boy and his family, along with bold images about the creation and moral meaning of life.

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  • lievo

    ★★★★★ Added by lievo

    If there is anyone who owes it to Malick, it is certainly God.

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  • Parker Jackson

    ★★★★ Watched by Parker Jackson 17 Nov, 2014

    What this movie got right was the setting and the visuals, telling the story and showing us the relationships between the characters while barely using any dialogue. I did think that the movie did go a little too slowly and was pretentious at times, but the amazing directing and acting overshadowed that by a lot. This is certainly a movie I will never watch again, even though I really liked it, because it feels like it was meant as a…

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  • titojuan

    ★★★★ Rewatched by titojuan 07 Nov, 2014

    Worth watching for the conversation possibilities alone, this film thrives in community.

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  • Boost

    ★★ Added by Boost

    Beautiful to watch, boring to endure. Malick unleashes another overlong eye-candy epic.

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