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: 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.

Bob Mondello

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

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Jonathan F. Richards

Daniel Day-Lewis bestrides the narrow world like a colossus as Daniel Plainview, a turn-of-the-last-century prospector for gold and silver who stumbles upon oil in rural California and goes after it with the ferocity, focus, and ethical sensitivity of a f

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Michael Koresky
Stop Smiling

Perhaps the best barometer of Anderson's astonishing success here is that he manages to invest this weighty allegory with such a wealth of character and nuance.

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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine

One of the most wholly original American movies ever made.

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Christy Lemire
Associated Press

Someday, we're probably going to look back at There Will Be Blood, Paul Thomas Anderson's epic about greed, lies, manipulation and insanity, and call it his masterpiece.

Ali Gray

As a character study, There Will Be Blood is unsurpassed. Just don't expect to strike oil straight away.

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Christopher Orr
The New Republic

There Will Be Blood establishes itself as a film of Darwinian ferocity, a stark and pitiless parable of American capitalism.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

It's oil, and a West that was just discovering it, that makes There Will Be Blood intriguing. But it's Day-Lewis who draws us in.

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Who suggested the John Huston accent? We keep expecting Daniel Plainview to molest a young niece or something.

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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
Lucas Martins
A true epic masterpiece.
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Film Crazy
My personal Opinion aside, it is an Epic masterpiece that is beautifully shot and ONCE again Daniel day Lewis is a rare breed of fantastic actors! It is a slow… 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
Spencer S.
No other film more aptly deserves the title of modern classic than this whirlwind historical drama. Director Paul Thomas Anderson absolutely left his comfort… More