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Chris_Parker's rating of the film There Will Be Blood

As an epic, there will be blood is dripping with innovative ideas but as a character study, it's imperfect. We learn so much about who Daniel Plainview is, from his initial hatred of humanity to his final descent into loner hell, but virtually nothing about why. His motivations are left blank. We never get to see the humanity in Daniel Plainview or lack of humanity in him. But when the film works, it really works.