• Artpig (Brett)

    ★★★★½ Watched by Artpig (Brett) 26 Mar, 2015

    Woah. This movie gets it right. Life. Creation. I had heard mixed things about this movie upon its release, but, it's gotten a pretty solid following over the years, and the Letterboxd community adored it, so, I finally checked it out. It's an expirence that is pretty close to perfect. I feel as though I need to see and interpret the film a few more times before giving it my honorary perfect score, but, don't be surprised if I do.…

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  • David Vandal

    ★★½ Rewatched by David Vandal 24 Mar, 2015

    +1 for a few nice Brad Pitt reaction face moments.

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  • Cipriano

    ★★★★★ Watched by Cipriano 24 Mar, 2015

    Visual poetry, cinema as an art instead of a way to tell stories. This is the first film I see from Terrence Malick. I knew what to expect so I was prepared for philosophical meanings and visual work above all. Taking this premise as my starting-point it is a masterwork. Beautiful photography, so pure and illuminated. The images are simply paintings of visual art. The camera is flowing like an invisible being as we follow a family in the 50s…

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  • billycrosses

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by billycrosses 23 Mar, 2015

    Still a stunning piece of work.

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  • Nadavfurg

    Added by Nadavfurg

    Another sequence I could do is when the boy drowns in the pool, there is a brief, yet deep, montage of mourning, a shot of the brothers playing in the graveyard, and a shot of the mother in a snow white type coffin (??). Then Jack envisions a house burning when he notices burn marks on a friend. There is a strong sense of irony and symbolism in this (Eisenstein), there are elliptical edits and impressionistic editing (Godard) and a…

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  • Cameron M. Gambas Johnson

    ★★★★★ Added by Cameron M. Gambas Johnson

    Unlike any movie you've ever seen, or will ever see again. Pushes the boundaries of storytelling and feels like visual poetry.

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  • Justin Willis

    ★★½ Watched by Justin Willis 23 Mar, 2015

    It is a movie that just wasn't for me. I'll just have to accept that. Malick puts his dreamlike style into full effect, creating something beautiful to look at and interesting to think about. The movie is ambitious and experimental, telling its story in a peaceful way that builds as it goes along. However, the drawn out way the movie went about its storytelling did not work. For me, the hometown aspect of the movie was much better than the…

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  • Nadavfurg

    Added by Nadavfurg

    A montage I could discus could be the few scenes right before the super long Genesis sequence. It's mostly older-Jack walking through his office building, ending with four spatially discontinuous shots. This sequence is the film in a nutshell: you keep thinking a plot is developing, but then some seemingly random shots show up. Malick uses Godardian techniques (I could writea whole book about this film's similarities with Goodbye to Language) that further evolve the idea of an Eisensteinian intellectual montage.

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  • Jabberwocky

    ★★★★ Watched by Jabberwocky 21 Mar, 2015

    A nostalgic trip to childhood, full of existential questions that could never be answered. Emmanuel Lubezki's work is beyond impressive and Terrence Malick is a genious. "The Tree of Life" will make you think of you and what you've done with your life, will have you re-consider religion, the evolution, the world you live in.
    It's a visual masterpiece and one of the most peaceful films you've ever have the chance to watch.

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  • Callum Hofler

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Callum Hofler 21 Mar, 2015 2

    Original Review

    Not a whole lot to add from my end that I didn't pick up on during my first viewing. It still remains perfection. That said, I don't think I'll ever watch it with other people again, especially those not as enthusiastic for it as I am. The Tree of Life is a personal film, and for non-cinephiles, it's not necessarily that it transcends their capacity to provoke meaning, but it's perhaps slightly too confounding for one's tastes. I…

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  • Gabriel Gallego

    ★★★★½ Added by Gabriel Gallego

    Like Boyhood, but good and deep and without tumblr phrases.

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  • Jeff Schroeck

    ★★★ Watched by Jeff Schroeck 19 Mar, 2015

    There is a great film in here, and it would be hard to deny that just about every frame in the film is unbelievably gorgeous, but I had a hard time connecting with the sequences that didn't focus on young Jack and his family. There are some great ideas in the creation sequence but its odd timing in the film made it feel somewhat out of place, like it should've been a separate film or possibly a short before the…

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