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There Will Be Blood (2008)

4 Ratings: 4.5
Drama movie directed by Paul Thomas Anderson

Unmistakably a shot at greatness, Paul Thomas Anderson'sThere Will Be Bloodsucceeds in wild, explosive ways. The film digs into nothing less than the sources of peculiarly American kinds of ambition, corruption, and industry--and makes exhilarating … see full wiki

3 reviews about There Will Be Blood (2008)
review by . May 31, 2008
Many a year goes by without a movie of this quality, importance, and lasting value being made. 2007 saw two: No Country for Old Men, and this one. Both were richly and rightly rewarded at the 2008 Academy Awards.    Whatever one's notions of the subject matter, the director, the writers, or the actors involved, Blood punches you in the gut and won't stop until it winds down to its abrupt and astonishingly right ending. Like the best of classic movies, it compels your attention. …
review by . April 22, 2008
Since hitting it big with 1997's critically-lauded "Boogie Nights," Paul Thomas Anderson has stood in the front ranks of American filmmakers. Actually, Anderson has crouched in the front ranks, dreaming about what would make a great shot and how he could do this scene or that scene, while all the other filmmakers stand around and chat. For his fifth film, "There Will Be Blood," Anderson has set aside his trademark Altman-esque lushness for a style which recalls Francis Ford Coppola in his prime. …
review by . April 10, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
Upton Sinclair's epic novel OIL! has been successfully transformed to a film by screen writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson ('Magnolia','Boogie Nights', etc). The film is a long song (158 minutes), covering a fascinating span of time in turn of the century California when oil gained the lure of gold and transformed the land and the people into creatures of capitalism and greed and lust, and were it not for the presence of Daniel Day-Lewis' powerful performance as the man who makes it all happen, …
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