The Tree of Life (2011)

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Directed By Terrence Malick Terrence Malick Starring Brad Pitt Brad Pitt  •  Sean Penn Sean Penn  •  Jessica Chastain Jessica Chastain  •  Fiona Shaw Fiona Shaw  •  Joanna Going Joanna Going Genres Childhood Drama  •  Drama  •  Family Drama  •  Fantasy  •  Period Film Studios &
Academy Award Nominated  •  The Criterion Collection  •  Fox Searchlight Pictures  •  Academy Award Best Picture Nominated  •  They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?  •  1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die  •  84th Academy Awards Nominated  •  Cannes Palme d'Or Winning  •  Sight & Sound's Greatest Films of All Time Poll  •  Academy Award Best Cinematography Nominated  •  Cahiers du cinéma: Top 10 Lists  •  Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Picture Winning  •  BBC's 100 Greatest American Films  •  The Cinemaholic's 100 Best Movies of All Time  •  Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Film Winning  •  Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Film Winning  •  Indiewire's 100 Best Movies of the 2010s
Release Info 2011-05-04T00:00:00Z May 4, 2011
Color  •  138 minutes PG13 Rated PG13
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Comments (16)


bentravers5 on 7/9/2011 Reply  · 

Though frustrating in its final viewpoint and lack of a concrete closing, Terrence Malick's "The Tree of Life" is a sure-fire conversation starter filled with magnificent visuals supported by a commanding performance from Brad Pitt.

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Boonmee on 7/28/2011 Reply  · 

A film does not have to be concrete and straightforward to be great. This is the film that Terrence Malick has been working toward and the wait has been completely worth it. The Tree of Life is a film that not all will embrace, but it is undoubtedly brilliant. Malick has crafted yet another masterpiece- one that I can easily put in the pantheon of greatest films of all time.

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madeyeshawn on 9/20/2011 Reply  · 

I just wanted to state loud and proudly, this is my official number 1. I don't expect many to agree, but this movies themes and visuals have haunted my conscious like none other. I have no interest in debating it, I just want to share my love proudly.

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FilmAuteur1 on 9/16/2013 Reply  · 

I agree with you wholeheartedly. The Tree of Life is my #1 film and I doubt it shall ever leave that spot. This film changed my life, and I mean that when I say it.

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Seb on 12/12/2011 Reply  · 

a film like no other. although flawed, this film achieves more than nearly everything ive ever seen. its like experiences a dream, i love malicks dream-like directorial quality and this film perfectly serves his grand ambitions. this film is beyond categorization, a movie that tugs at your emotions through sensations, feelings and tells a story through imagery, and has more humanity than 2001. there is nothing more ambitious than the tree of life.

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JRM on 12/29/2011 Reply  · 

A frustrating though ultimately rewarding movie. Unlike anything I've seen before.

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ToryK on 3/2/2012 Reply  · 

How did this not win ANYTHING at the Oscars?

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sudou on 8/14/2012 Reply  · 

it won the palm d'or. fuck the oscars.

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Seb on 4/16/2012 Reply  · 

there will be blood was the best film of last decade, now we have the best film of this decade. unless p.t. andersons next film 'the master' tops his last effort, which would be highly unlikely

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DaveintheCave on 5/21/2012 Reply  · 

Isn't it at all possible some some new film maker will come along and give us something even better?

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Seb on 7/7/2012 Reply  · 

Its possible, but unlikely

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AverageMovieBuff on 12/26/2014 Reply  · 

This is an example of using film as a means of expression rather than to generate revenue. This is beautiful art. This is a glorious, stunning masterpiece crafted by a man of pure intellect and passion. This is what more films should be like. One of the best films ever made.

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AverageMovieBuff on 4/20/2015 Reply  · 

Even if you didn't 'get' it. You have to admit that it was an experience.

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Drogon24 on 9/11/2016 Reply  · 

Wonderful cinematic experience.

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timothyjcarroll on 8/9/2021 Reply  · 

Exploration of origins, constitutions, and growth in the individual, family unit, human race, and planet. Malick's style fits perfectly as he matches the macro with the micro in a transcendent film.

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