• Almasa Pecanin

    ★★★★★ Watched by Almasa Pecanin 27 Feb, 2015 1

    Extremely overwhelming and not easy to watch at all, but without a doubt pure cinematic perfection. It is a masterpiece no matter which way you look at it - in terms of cinematography, acting, content, etc.

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  • Matty Hipwell

    ★★★★★ Added by Matty Hipwell

    I remember when The Tree of Life DVD arrived at my door at the end of 2011. At that point I didn't really know much about Terrence Malick or about the film itself,so it was very much a blind buy from day one. 2 hours 20 minutes later I was captivated by everything the film had to offer,from the beautiful imagery,perfect cinematography, great acting performances and most of all the directing and ambition showed by Terrence, making this a remarkable…

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  • Jesus Valbuena

    ★★★★★ Added by Jesus Valbuena

    I was about to see Bandlands and while i was preparing for it i started to think about Malick's other films, The Tree of Life came to my mind, for some reason i kept thinking about it and suddenly i saw myself preparing everything to see for a 3rd time The Tree of Life, a film i've openly said that it is a good film but it's not my thing.

    Now i openly say i don't know what was i…

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  • Nate Truitt

    ★★★★★ Watched by Nate Truitt 24 Feb, 2015

    I've been hesitant to watch this film for a long time, considering the "spiritual experience" many have deemed it to be. I expected to be unmoved by the expressions of faith and the underlying religious themes. To me the film captures the imperfection of humans instead, which could be interpreted drastically different depending on the beliefs of the viewer.

    About a half hour into the film, during the scenes of space and nature, I decided that it in fact, leaves…

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  • Daniel O'Raw

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Daniel O'Raw 26 Feb, 2015

    So I've gone from disliking this film to admiring it a great deal more, but still a fair distance from completely loving it. It's a film that inspires great adoration and is frequently put on best of lists and such and I understand people's love of Malick is very large and I can see why, his films are exquisitely beautiful. I just don't quite feel that this film is a masterpiece. This time around though I really loved Brad Pitt…

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  • tskimmett

    ★★★½ Added by tskimmett

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  • jb_86

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by jb_86 14 Feb, 2015

    If Terrence Malick could have made his characters - particularly Jessica Chastain's mother character - shut up during the final ten minutes this film would be a flat out masterpiece instead of the almost-masterpiece it is now.

    I can see why Malick has driven some people away with his increasingly transcendental and loosely narrative style. He managed to push me into the "not really a fan" camp with his next film, something which hasn't happened before with any of his…

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  • Kristel

    ★★½ Watched by Kristel 22 Feb, 2015 2

    I am profoundly not the person to whom this film is targeted. However, there are certain sequences that I found moving--surprisingly for me, it was the parts about cosmic violence in comparison to personal pain, scored beautifully with Zbigniew Preisner's Lacrimosa. The dichotomy that paints Jessica Chastain's character as the unassailable good contrasted with Brad Pitt's tyrannical paternalism feels eyerollingly simplistic. The greater metaphor that the last few minutes was straining to make left me unmoved.

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  • Piotrek

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Piotrek 21 Feb, 2015

    • This literally shows you God on screen and spans, give or take, 10 billion years. Talk about ambition.

    • Disbelief in God doesn't at all stand in the way of appreciating this. If there's no God, then this film is 100% about nature and being. It's a film about people and about the universe. Both subjects are enormously interesting. And the film is 100% about them. Cool, huh?

    • First observation from the first viewing thankfully confirmed - the…

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  • Dsmelser

    ★★★★ Added by Dsmelser

    My first Mallick film, was a great experience.

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  • Johann Rucker

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Johann Rucker 20 Feb, 2015 1

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I'm not sure what a lot of it means, and I'm not sure that Terrence Malick knows what a lot of it means, but it makes me feel very choked up and vulnerable. Upon release (like four years ago), I hated it. I didn't get it at all, and I was mad because of that. I feel like I understand it more now. Jack, Sean Penn's character, is Malick's focal point. Most of the conflicts in the story revolve around…

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  • Jason Ooi

    ★★★★★ Watched by Jason Ooi 20 Feb, 2015 6

    After finishing The Tree of Life, I sat at a lost for words. I knew I was in love, but I did not know how to do describe the breathtaking experience that just struck me. Then it hit me:

    The Tree of Life is poetry.

    It is a stupendous showcase, meticulously pieced together that exemplifies the true beauties within both the world, and its inhabitants. The narrative isn't so much a narrative as much as it is a form of…

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