• Aaron King

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Aaron King 22 Jul, 2014

    Every time I watch this film, I feel like I gain something new and fall in love with this film all over again. the pictures, the colors, and the acting just take me and make me something else for the 2 hours and 18 minutes. I feel like Jessica Chastain can do anything in life simply with her acting. She needs to win an Oscar soon and deserves every kudos that she had gotten in her life.

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  • RagingTaxiDriver

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by RagingTaxiDriver 21 Jul, 2014 7

    Perhaps, the most ethereal film of all-time.

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  • Ayden

    ★★★★½ Watched by Ayden 20 Jul, 2014

    The artistic scenes of life’s creations to me represent the meaning of faith. When people pray, are they really praying to a divine being; an omnipotent God? Or are they just praying to the vast area of space, containing everything that we will ever know; planets, clouds, supernovas. Can a God really be in charge of all this complexity and beauty? Did God create this universe with its randomness and ambiguity in mind?

    These scenes also represent humans on an…

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  • CorduroyBear

    ★★★ Watched by CorduroyBear 20 Jul, 2014

    Okay, I'm wrestling with two strong emotions about this one right now. On one hand, I feel like I may have just watched something incredibly profound and moving. On the other, I can't shake the feeling that this was a pretentious mess (probably not the best way to describe it, but I'm too tired/lazy to think of something else at the moment). Objectively, the only thing I really can say is that the visuals were amazing. This is easily one…

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  • jheindel

    ★★★★★ Watched by jheindel 16 Jul, 2014

    So few films maximize every asset which filmmaking offers. Where one movie has a great soundtrack which evokes feeling, the story is not worth any feeling or maybe vice versa. Not to mention how the actors are used, how shots are directed to lead the audience where the director wants them to go, etc. The Tree of Life is one of the only movies that can tackle some of the biggest struggles of man and come out with the respect…

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  • Dirk van Eck

    ★★★★★ Watched by Dirk van Eck 20 Jul, 2014 4

    There are two ways through life; the way of grace and the way of nature, or, a mother’s perspective and a father’s perspective. ‘The Tree of Life’ can be - and has been - overanalysed and accused of representing an exceedingly complex theme. For all intents and purposes though, Malick comes back to this single crossroad premise; grace versus nature. The idea that there is a choice to be made between the two is effectively perpetuated by the film’s constant…

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  • Evan Agee

    ★★ Watched by Evan Agee 19 Jul, 2014

    I'm still processing, but despite the incredible visuals and artful presentation I'm inclined to agree with those that feel that the film wasn't saying nearly as much as most think it was. There's a ton of room for interpretation, as there should be, but there might be a bit too much. I may have to give it a second viewing, if I can stay awake long enough...

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  • Smile

    ½ Added by Smile 1

    terrence malick is the cinema counterpart of a "psychic medium" (ie, be as vague as possible, imbeciles will fill in the blanks) and the tree of life is the peak of his "hoaxery," as well as one of the worst films of all time and history

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  • Tandra

    ★★★½ Watched by Tandra 05 Jul, 2014

    Beautiful pictures, interesting story telling. Relatable adaptation of childhood and how memory works. A little long, but for a once in a lifetime movie, it's fine. Oh yeah, and dinosaurs!

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  • SilentDawn

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by SilentDawn 10 Jul, 2014 2

    I love showing this to people who have no idea what they're in for. It's like going on a rollercoaster that you have already been on, and your friend hasn't. You know all of the twists and turns, and while its fun experiencing the ride again, more fun can be had by watching your friend experience it for the first time.

    So, viewing this in the living room with a whole bunch of relatives was like riding 15 rollercoasters. In…

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  • KAIN

    ★★★★½ Watched by KAIN 10 Jul, 2014

    Stanley Kubrick would be proud.

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  • CarltonDeleon

    ★★★½ Added by CarltonDeleon

    Incredibly beautiful and moving, but sometimes becomes a slideshow of images that don't really mean anything. I connected with the characters and their lives, not all the imagery. Still one of the best experiences I've had when watching a movie.

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