There Will Be Blood
There Will Be Blood (2007)

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 equaled only by his murderous ambition. There… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: December 26, 2007
DVD Release Date: April 8, 2008
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Widely touted as a masterpiece, this sparse and sprawling epic about the underhanded "heroes" of capitalism boasts incredible performances by leads Daniel Day-Lewis and Paul Dano, and is director Paul Thomas Anderson's best work to date.

Namrata Joshi

The sprawling, dark epic hinges on atmospherics and the moody air. It's heightened further by the ominous music, especially in the long, wordless opening sequence set in the mines with man pitted against nature.

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Peter Bradshaw

This is a film by Paul Thomas Anderson that has overshot the runway of movie modernity with something thrillingly, dangerously new.

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Fico Cangiano
CineXpress Podcast

Daniel Day-Lewis delivers one of the best performances of all time. Paul Thomas Anderson's riveting epic of greed, capitalism, religion and family is one of the ages. A modern masterpiece. [Full review in Spanish]

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Deborah Ross
The Spectator

Day-Lewis's performance will simply have you like a fever you can't shift. The landscapes are hard and big, but he scathes through them as if they were no more than your Uncle Stan's allotment.

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Bob Mondello

This sometimes magnificent, decidedly strange film is a portrait of a terrible, rapacious man.

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Sarah Brinks
Battleship Pretension

Day-Lewis' fully committed and memorable performance as Daniel Plainview the selfish and successful oil man elevates the film. But it is one of those films were everything just works to make a great film. The Johnny Greenwood soundtrack adds a lot.

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Jordan Hoffman

In a way, there's not a step you haven't seen in classics going as far back as Citizen Kane. Still, there are enough oddities in the details to keep you full of questions.

Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine

One of the most wholly original American movies ever made.

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David Walsh
World Socialist Web Site

Histrionic, fatally confused and socially evasive, Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood is all the worse for its touching upon important subjects, oil and religion in American life.

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Bob Stinson
Poor storytelling and virtually no character development. Arbitrary, episodic and confusing. Yes - DDL is God and the cinematography and sense of place and… More
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Eugene Bernabe
Glistened by Daniel Day-Lewis' flawless performance, the film undertakes a greed-driven story under the light of an oil-boom-era and turns it into an eerie… More
Chris Weber
God, what a heavy film. It's a disturbing and weird and fascinating character study that is just out there, but extremely compelling .Even though this is a… More
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Lucas Martins
A true epic masterpiece.