• WigHatesMovies

    ½ Watched by WigHatesMovies 03 Jun, 2011

    I was with it up to the CGI dinosaurs and then it's this endless concurrent stream-of-nostalgia+ADD-skiparound contextless bullshit - all I can imagine is that Malick's parents' neighbors from when he was growing up happened to then be on the jury at Cannes since I dont know who else is recognizing/resonating/tolerating this swoop-y wideangle steadicam sentimentality and poetic-less pondering whisper-overs.

    Oh I should disclose the caveat that at the moment the dinosaurs appeared I got into a whisper-fight with these…

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  • Nazeer Vawda

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Nazeer Vawda 31 Jan, 2015

    This is my third time watching this in as many months... In that time I have noticed something. The Tree of Life is a lot like Steak. 1st theres the salad (The Story). It's not something you asked for, but it always comes with it anyways. No one really cares if you eat it or not, but it's there. It's nowhere near as nice as the big juicy steak right next to it, but it's there and it's okay. Then…

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  • optimulus

    ★★★★★ Watched by optimulus 30 Jan, 2015 1

    Wh-What did I just watch? Oh my god.

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  • Cameron Coyle

    ★★★★★ Watched by Cameron Coyle 29 Jan, 2015

    This is one of the most beautiful movies I've ever seen; it truly is on another level.

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  • Sam Noble

    ★★ Watched by Sam Noble 29 Jan, 2015

    This film has really split the masses, but most can agree that it is a piece of art, and of course art is always subjective. Personally I did not enjoy The Tree of Life. I find Malick to be an opportunity film maker, capturing beauty where he can find it and to be fair he has successfully put some beautiful imagery to film but this just becomes a flip chart of pretty shots with no substance. Some of these images,…

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  • Cole Schneider

    ★★★★★ Watched by Cole Schneider 23 Jan, 2015

    Intimate yet expansive, the film covers loss, love, life, death, life after death, grace, natural order, and much more and does it all with a person touch yielding an attainable universal.

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  • Francesco Marioni

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Francesco Marioni 20 Jan, 2015

    The film gets more and more wonderful on each visit, it is beautiful in every way, the score wonderful, Chastain is a miracle and you forget its Brad Pitt. One of a handful of films that I would say is perfect for my sensibilities.

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  • Jack Gaffney

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Jack Gaffney 27 Jan, 2015 8

    Upon the initial release of The Tree of Life back in 2011, audiences were pretty divided on their opinions. Some hated it, others loved it, and some just remain neutral. But without a doubt in my mind, even if you hate this movie, everyone who has seen The Tree of Life can agree on one thing - the cinematography is fucking gorgeous. Emmanuel Lubezski. I don't how he does it. He always brings beauty and bewilderment to his style of…

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  • Lohanna Sarah

    ★★★★ Watched by Lohanna Sarah 26 Jan, 2015

    Um filme visualmente impecavel com uma trilha sonora incrivel e ótimas atuações, o filme peca um pouco na duração se tivesse 40 minutos a menos seria melhor e menos cansativo, é um filme interessante porem monótono com efeitos especiais maravilhosos e uma boa edição, A Arvore da Vida é um bom filme mas não é feito para qualquer um.

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  • Ana

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Ana 26 Jan, 2015

    I can't really put my feelings into words. the way that jessica plays the mother and brad plays the father reminds me a lot of my parents. she is delicate, wise and graceful, filled with love. he's strong and insensitive and also very wise but acts like a fucking dick.
    lubezki amazing, as usual.

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  • Rich Dolt

    ★★★★★ Watched by Rich Dolt 25 Jan, 2015

    This film reminds me of a piece of impressionism artwork. It is a spiritual, philosophical & emotional journey. It is unlike any film I have ever seen due to its complex nature. Very cerebral and thought-provoking which makes sense since the director is a thinking man. Having graduated Harvard as Summa cum laude and a Rhodes scholar from Oxford, I wouldn't expect any different from Malick.

    Some truly amazing camera angles are used throughout. Magnificently striking visual effects are used as…

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  • Kyle

    ★★★½ Watched by Kyle 15 Jan, 2015

    I absolutely loved the look of this film, all dreamy and picturesque. I also thought Brad Pitt was incredible, probably the best performance of his I've seen. Jessica Chastain deserves a mention but she's overshadowed by a career defining turn from Pitt, not really her fault.

    All the birth of the universe/dinosaurs stuff was nice to look at but it didn't resonate with me, or with the rest of the film. It seemed pretty unnecessary, but at the same time…

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