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4.2
23,247 Ratings

There Will Be Blood

Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson
United States, 2007
Drama

Synopsis

Paul Thomas Anderson (Boogie Nights, Punch-Drunk Love) directs this loose adaptation of an Upton Sinclair novel about a ruthless turn of the century oilman, ferociously played by Daniel Day-Lewis.

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There Will Be Blood Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

2008 | 3 wins including: Best Director (Silver Bear)

Academy Awards

2008 | 2 wins including: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

2008 | 6 nominations including: Best Motion Picture of the Year

San Sebastián International Film Festival

2008 | Winner: FIPRESCI Film of the Year

Village Voice Film Poll

2007 | 2 wins including: Best Film

2007 | Nominee: Best Supporting Actor

If the Preston Sturges-penned The Power and the Glory inspired a more terrible account of America’s brutal capitalist striving in Welles’s Citizen Kane, that classic gave rise to Anderson’s still more savage rendering in There Will Be Blood.
March 02, 2016
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Grand in theme yet simple in execution, like the script itself, Elswit’s images fit, glove-like, the mood, tone and atmosphere demanded by Plainview’s onslaughts of emotion. Canted angles signal a loss of control. Quiet, sharp articulation signals a rarer moment of something like tenderness, as when Plainview cradles the infant H.W. soothingly soon after the death of the boy’s father.
March 14, 2015
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In addition to being the most visually striking of Anderson’s six movies to date,There Will Be Blood might be the most visually striking American feature of the last decade. Or two, or three: the money shots here are all big spenders, splashing across the widescreen frame like gushers or else slow-burning themselves into the viewer’s brain…
July 22, 2013
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