Writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson steps outside his contemporary world of dysfunctional Angelenos to explore a very different dysfunctional man -- an oil pioneer whose trailblazing spirit is equale... read more
Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson
Release Date: December 26, 2007
DVD Release Date: April 8, 2008
Stats: 40,103 reviews
Flixster Reviews (40,103)
February 19, 2008
Poor storytelling and virtually no character development. Arbitrary, episodic and confusing.
Yes - DDL is God and the cinematography and sense of place and time are uncanny but after a terrific opening hour this film just coughs and sputters.
May 15, 2013
No other film more aptly deserves the title of modern classic than this whirlwind historical drama. Director Paul Thomas Anderson absolutely left his comfort zone of the eccentric lives of Los Angelenos in order to make a film that takes place at the offset of the oil reign. Ande...
April 26, 2013
There Will Be Blood follows the rise of oil tycoon Daniel Plainview from his humble beginnings as a prospector working the land with his own two hands through to solitary mansion-bound multi-millionaire. I'm not surprised that this was adapted from a book published in 1927; it ha...
October 12, 2012
The acting by Daniel Day-Lewis is probably the main reason to watch this. Otherwise, "There Will Be Blood" is an alright film. It's slow and for the most part boring. Also, the score is lame, did not fit at all. But I do like how it touches on aspects of human nature: greed, comp...
September 22, 2012fb619846742
An American masterpiece concerning a greedy oil-man (Daniel Day-Lewis) who comes to a small town in California during the start of the 20th century, offering peace and prosperity to all who won't step in his way, until a zealous young pastor (Paul Dano) interferes with his plans ...
August 12, 2012fb1442511448
Daniel Day-Lewis gives possible his greatest performance as a greed-driven driller in the turn of the new century. The film presents an awe-inspiring with splendid performances from the entire cast. Paul Thomas Anderson directs his best piece to date. 4/5
June 24, 2012
Dark, original and highly ambitious film from great Paul Thomas Anderson. There Will Be Blood is like a hybrid of of different genres.
While it is mostly a study of one man's greed and corruption, it still has some weird undertones of horror beneath it's surface.
June 10, 2012
Day-Lewis, in fact, was what made this film ultimately watchable. His performance started out quite mighty, and it only got better from there. I can‚(TM)t compare it to any of his other roles. Unfortunately, I haven‚(TM)t seen any of his other acclaimed performances in films such...
March 9, 2012
2 words (or 3?). Daniel-Day Lewis. What a performance. You are not going to see acting like this in a long time. If compared to any other actor in Hollywood at this time, no one would match up to his performance. Daniel-Day Lewis is THAT good in this movie. Many will stray from t...
February 11, 2012
Just re-watched this film. Anderson and Daniel Day Lewis make an unstoppable combination. Self-indulgent, mesmerizing, and sorrowfully beautiful.
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