• Courtney Small

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Courtney Small 29 Jan, 2015

    One of the greatest films ever made. Easily the best film of the last ten years. A master class in both filmmaking and acting. There is not one wasted frame in this entire film.

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  • Josh Barton

    ★★★★★ Watched by Josh Barton 29 Jan, 2015

    When Paul Thomas Anderson and Daniel Day-Lewis make a film together, you stand up and take notice.

    There Will Be Blood is the result and it really is epic drama of the highest order. Anderson's film is a story of family, oil and religion that follows Daniel Plainview, a prospector just starting out in the oil business.

    Like all of Anderson's films, There Will Be Blood is beautifully shot and brilliantly told by the director.

    The real power in the…

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  • Joebech

    ★★★★★ Watched by Joebech 30 Mar, 2014

    Paul Thomas Anderson's best by far. After having watched all of PTA's movies i concluded with putting There Will Be Blood on the very top. The way that PTA directs a film is unique and has a certain signature that not a lot of directors manages to pull off.

    Every aspect from cinematography is perfect and the story depicts the industrialization and capitalism using the extraction of the black gold.

    Who better to play bowling with than Paul Dano?

    Score: 95/100 - Keep an eye on your milkshake

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  • Felipe Nicéas

    ★★★★★ Added by Felipe Nicéas

    O que mais me fascina no cinema é o fato de atores poderem se transformar através de suas atuações nos mais variados personagens, um dos atores que melhor cumpre esse papel é Daniel Day-Lewis, um ator formidável que coleciona um currículo invejável de personagens marcantes, aqui ele novamente dá um show e somada a competência de Paul Thomas Anderson, um diretor que dispensa apresentações, o resultado não poderia ser diferente, o filme é maravilhoso, me lembro da sensação que tive ao sair do cinema, são filmes assim e atuações como a de Day-Lewis que me fazem cada vez mais amar a chamada sétima arte.

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  • Richard Bellamy

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Richard Bellamy 27 Jan, 2015

    From its opening scenes that establish Daniel Plainview's rising fortunes over a number of years with virtually no dialogue, this film grips and never lets go, taking you from moment to moment, each moment made compelling by the mounting dread of the story's tragedy as well as by Paul Thomas Anderson's masterful use of long tracking shots and his talent for framing a scene in a way that demands your attention.

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  • Rhine

    ★★★★ Watched by Rhine 27 Jan, 2015

    "There it is, that's a straw, you see? Watch it. Now, my straw reaches acroooooooss the room and starts to drink your milkshake. I... drink... your... milkshake!"

    The beginning of There Will Be Blood honestly felt like the beginning to 2001. Both long scenes of silence, violent, with an intense score in the background, both leading to discoveries that set forth the plots of their respective films. Kubrick's influence on PTA can be felt heavily through this film and it…

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  • loupea

    ★★★½ Watched by loupea 27 Jan, 2015

    An oil entrepreneur and a boy preacher who become arch enemies is not your typical story. Seems to be asking the viewer questions like: where does greed and ambition end and insanity begin? Where is the line between being a con artist and just being good at giving people what they want?

    In the beginning, we see a man with qualities we would identify as noble, qualities like persistence and fortitude. But later we see these same qualities twisted into…

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  • Jamie MacKinnon

    ★★★ Added by Jamie MacKinnon

    Parts of this film are pure genius, a brilliant opening scene and an equally brilliant closing scene. Great acting and great music all the way through, however....

    The story is patchy, you are left wanting, not in a good way.

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  • Paul Anthony Nelson

    ★★★★½ Added by Paul Anthony Nelson

    Paul Thomas Anderson's scorching American epic leaves a mark that stings. Ostensibly an intense character study of the emotional isolation and state of mind of one Daniel Plainview, oil tycoon and heavyweight champion bastard, played -- scratch that, inhabited -- by Daniel Day Lewis like it's the last role he'll ever play, leaving nothing behind. But it's also one of the very best films about America's identity, about the eternal struggle between capitalism and religion and the corruption bred by…

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  • thedon

    ★★★★★ Added by thedon 2

    The melting pot of American culture.
    “If I say I'm an oil man, you will agree.”

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  • Kwithlasers

    ★★★★★ Added by Kwithlasers

    I drink your milkshake.

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  • Alec Price

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Alec Price 25 Jan, 2015 2

    Paul Thomas Anderson's magnum opus, an allegory for America's turbulent obsessions with oil and religion, embodied in the bitter battle of wills between Daniel Day-Lewis' rapacious prospector and Paul Dano's evangelical charlatan during the early years of the twentieth century, is a thrillingly bold work of historical speculation and heightened melodrama in which a nation's defining cultural forces converge and collide with volcanic results.

    Day-Lewis' towering performance as the increasingly monstrous Daniel Plainview, one of the few truly mythic figures…

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