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.

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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Daniel Kasman

We find someone embracing the strange; dedicating not just a film to it, but letting it, for the most, and brilliant, part letting that strangeness move and alter the film in frustrating, tantalizing, and often unknown and unknowable ways.

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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine

One of the most wholly original American movies ever made.

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Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly

The moments that linger long after you've left the theater and forgotten how damned tedious the whole thing was are with Paul Dano's smug, moon-faced preacher

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Sean Axmaker
Stream on Demand

... reworks the American entrepreneurial success story as an elemental frontier myth, roughly hewn out of the landscape that is remade in its wake.

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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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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.

David Keyes

It is the work of masters perfecting their craft, setting off together towards a horizon of shining prowess to discover, quite literally, the pinnacle of their cinematic potential.

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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
Lucas Martins
A true epic masterpiece.