There Will Be Blood (2007)

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Directed By Paul Thomas Anderson Paul Thomas Anderson Starring Daniel Day-Lewis Daniel Day-Lewis  •  Colleen Foy Colleen Foy  •  Russell Harvard Russell Harvard  •  Paul Dano Paul Dano  •  Kevin J. O'Connor Kevin J. O'Connor Genres Based-on-20th-Century-Literature  •  Drama  •  Family Drama  •  Period Film  •  Psychological Drama Studios &
Academy Award Nominated  •  Paramount Vantage  •  Academy Award Best Picture Nominated  •  They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?  •  1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die  •  Miramax Films  •  Sight & Sound's Greatest Films of All Time Poll  •  Academy Award Best Cinematography Winning  •  Slant Magazine's 'Best of the Aughts'  •  BAFTA Award for Best Film Nominated  •  Academy Award Best Cinematography Nominated  •  Academy Award for Best Production Design Nominated  •  National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Film Winning  •  French Syndicate of Cinema Critics Prix Léon Moussinac  •  Complex's 100 Best Movies Of The Complex Decade  •  Time Out: New York's 100 Best Movies of All Time
Release Info 2007-01-11T00:00:00Z January 11, 2007
Color  •  158 minutes R Rated R
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ear on 2/16/2011 Reply  · 

Three times is a charm and my esteem for this film has reached a pinnacle. Paul Thomas Anderson is truly a great director and "There Will Be Blood" is his finest achievement to date. He has captured an important part of the American story and provided us with one of the most fascinating characters on film in Daniel Planeview. Daniel Day Lewis's portrayal of Daniel Planeview is breathtaking in its complexity and emotional scope. Planeview loves and hates with equal passion and his inner workings are slowly revealed. His nemesis Eli Sunday is equally complex and Paul Dano's Sunday is quite effective in trying to indict Planeview's conscience.The films final conflict between these two opportunist is powerful and telling. Between the bookmarks of this powerful epic we witness one of the most interesting father son relationships ever filmed. This is a film of great beauty and internal conflict. This is a film that stays with you for days. This is probably the best film of the decade. It provokes strong feelings. This is the definition of great cinema.

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ozfinger on 3/16/2011 Reply  · 

This movies garbage. Paul Thomas Anderson had one good film Boogie Nights.

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ToryK on 7/17/2011 Reply  · 

Baloney. Boogie Nights is good stuff, but he's made two movies that were better since then, this one included.

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Seb on 12/11/2011 Reply  · 

right on ear, and whoever says that a film is boring without backing it up with sufficient evidence carries no weight in any discussion. i think that anyone who says this film is boring doesnt understand the complexities of cinema at its finest. they also have an attention span of a moth. every minute of this film is engrossing. the first 20 minutes that had no dialogue was the best part of the film. movies that have a lack of dialogue usually draw detractors, usually people with limited attention spans. if you cant appreciate slowburn storytelling then you dont have the right to converse on this website. every word in there will be blood means something. it really encompasses the mannerisms of a specific time; when people only spoke when they had something important to say. this is rather evident in the characterization of daniel plainview. if you cant appreciate nuance and the beautiful cinematography in this film without having explosions in your face every five minutes then 'ozfinger', you should move your conversation over to a transformers discussion......moron

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OneFuckTooMany on 6/16/2013 Reply  · 

I would like to nominate this for 'Worst Comment on Flickchart.' Probably won't win, but it absolutely deserves a nod.

Good film though.

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JoshuaHolloway on 8/14/2013 Reply  · 

I second that nomination! :-)

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JoshuaHolloway on 9/29/2013 Reply  · 

On second thought, I don't know whose comment you're talking about. So I take that back.

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Seb on 10/13/2013 Reply  · 

says the person with 'American Pie 2' in their top 10. what rounds out your top 50? Freddy got fingered and 27 Dresses?

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Seb on 5/31/2012 Reply  · 

man, i cant wait for this film to join the ranks of the godfather and citizen kane. the more time goes by, the higher regard this film will be held in. it works on a whole other plain of filmmaking, it stands with the work of stanley kubrick and terrence malick. nothing from the last 20 years compares to it.

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MysticSpoon on 6/11/2012 Reply  · 

Truly a masterpiece of the last decade.

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PiccoloKing on 7/15/2012 Reply  · 

Excellent film. Very powerful.

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Caesar on 3/31/2013 Reply  · 

Daniel Plainview is THE MAN.

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AaronJCW on 5/27/2013 Reply  · 

This film stands in a class of its own distinct from all others. There are better films, but this feels different to anything else I've ever seen. It is so complete, the photography and music and acting and the landscape itself all entwined in one stunning movie. There is just so much to see and hear and feel in There Will Be Blood, and Daniel Day-Lewis disappears completely into Daniel Plainview. What a character he creates! And no mention of this film can be made without reference to the perfect opening sequence, which is, simply, perfect. What an achievement.

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GoodFather on 7/8/2013 Reply  · 

One of my all-time favorites. Excellent camerawork, great acting form DDL and Paul Dano, and Jonny Greenwood's score all combine to make PTA's masterpiece.

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cheesydog1 on 5/23/2014 Reply  · 

Gosh such a great great film AMAZING Daniel Day Lewis one of the best performances I've ever seen

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JC13 on 10/11/2014 Reply  · 


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Koroy on 4/23/2017 Reply  · 

Masterpiece. Plain and simple.

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LOR13 on 12/4/2018 Reply  · 

A true American masterpiece about capitalism, religion and human nature. The film boasts deliberate pacing and great direction. Lewis gives one of the all time great performances as an unscrupulous oil salesman.

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Eagleskywalker87 on 5/25/2019 Reply  · 

Watched this movie for the first time tonight and when it finished I was disappointed... because I really didn't want this movie to end. It's a flat out masterpiece! Daniel Day Lewis was fantastic, every single shot was crafted masterfully and the themes of religion, defeating the competition at all costs and a once seemingly good man going wrong are all complex! 10/10.

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Rick_34_Blaine on 9/30/2020 Reply  · 


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dylanlmao on 12/18/2020 Reply  · 

best movie of 2007

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filmbuff99 on 6/25/2021 Reply  · 

One of my absolute favorite films! There Will Be Blood is definitely my #1 movie of the 2000s. That says a lot since that decade had The Lord of the Rings, The Dark Knight, Memento, Mulholland Drive, No Country for Old Men, and more. Daniel Day-Lewis has one of the best acting performances ever. PTA is at his best here with his directing. There are so many great scenes from the oil derrick tower scene, the initial confrontation between Daniel Plainview and Eli Sunday, Daniel Plainview and his false brother on the beach, the church scene, and of course the final scene in the bowling alley. This was my PTA film and since then I've become a big fan of his. It's amazing to see him go from great ensemble movies like Boogie Nights and Magnolia to one of the best American epics ever made. A 5 star masterpiece!

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Pwtempleman on 4/16/2022 Reply  · 

Grim view of capitalism. Daniel Plainview is (dare I say it) the greatest character to ever grace our screens.

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Crapbaskets123 on 7/26/2022 Reply  · 

This movie is a masterpiece plain and simple, and easily the best of 2007. It's possibly the only modern masterpieces that cracks my top 10 or even top 20.

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Crapbaskets123 on 10/6/2022 Reply  · 

A masterpiece about human nature, religion, and the dark underbelly of the American Dream. Currently on my top 20. Likely the best of the 21st century

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