• Matthew Wooldridge

    ★½ Watched by Matthew Wooldridge 04 Jun, 2013

    Finally got to THE TREE OF LIFE and not really feeling better for it. Imagine taking only the arty introspective and philosophical voice over moments from THE THIN RED LINE but make that your entire film ... that's what TREE OF LIFE is. It’s a straight up art film and I just don't have the patience for them these days. I will admit I kept watching out of curiosity (the film's first half is promising), but in the second half I was just wishing it to end. When a film becomes this tiresome I don’t care what the message is, it’s lost me by then.

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  • carlosvelez89

    ★★★★ Added by carlosvelez89

    Una de las cinematografias mas bellas que he visto en mi vida

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  • Cameron Morewood

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Cameron Morewood 24 Nov, 2014 1

    My fourth time through this hulk of cinema only affirms the degree of my love for it. Both one of my favorite films and one of the very greatest I've ever seen.

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  • Salim Ibrahim

    ★★★★★ Added by Salim Ibrahim

    With The Tree of Life, Terrence Malick continues to dive into the subconcious of life and humanistic themes. Malick also continues to look into the evolution and narrative of life.

    Throughout my first two viewings of the film, I was captivated by the film's immaculate and beautiful visuals; and I was fascinated by the film's storytelling. This is not just a film, but it's an experience, aesthetically and visually. A film that will possibly never be matched, nor duplicated in…

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  • 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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  • 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 formatively 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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