Rent There Will Be Blood (2007)

3.6 of 5 from 965 ratings
2h 32min
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Synopsis:
Daniel Plainview and son are independent oil men, looking for prospects in California at the turn of the 20th century. They are challenged by a young preacher, Eli Sunday (Paul Dano), whose own ambition is matched by Plainview's. Their battle forms the centre of a scary, darkly-comic historical journey into an abyss of madness.
Actors:
, , , , Matthew Braden Stringer, Jacob Stringer, Joseph Mussey, , Harrison Taylor, Stockton Taylor, , Dillon Freasier, , , , ,
Directors:
Writers:
Paul Thomas Anderson, Upton Sinclair
Others:
Robert Elswit, Dylan Tichenor, Michael Semanick, Tom Johnson, John Pritchett, Art Direction: Jack Fisk; Set Decoration: Jim Erickson, Matthew Wood, Jonny Greenwood, Jack Fisk, JoAnne Sellar, Daniel Lupi, Christopher Scarabosio, Jim Erickson
Studio:
Mia Video Entertainment Ltd
Genres:
Drama
Awards:

2008 BAFTA Best Actor

2008 Berlinale Silver Bear for Best Director

2008 Oscar Best Actor

2008 Oscar Best Cinematography

BBFC:
Release Date:
07/07/2008
Run Time:
152 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
Danish, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, Hindi, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
BBFC:
Release Date:
07/07/2008
Run Time:
158 minutes
Languages:
English, French, Spanish
Subtitles:
Danish, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, Icelandic, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • 15 Minutes - Pics, Research, etc., For The Making Of "There Will Be Blood"
  • Trailers
  • "Fishing" Sequence
  • Haircut/Interrupted Hymn
  • Dailies Gone Wild
  • The Story Of Petroleum
  • B/W Silent Film Chronicling The Oil Business In The 1920s

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Reviews (12) of There Will Be Blood

Beast of a film - There Will Be Blood review by Tim from London

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11/01/2008

Featuring a titanic performance from Daniel Day Lewis as a ruthless and dark Califonria oil tycoon in the early twentieth century - this is a relentlessly intense film. The first 15 minutes give you a taste of what the film is about - remarkably played out without any dialouge as Daniel Plainview (Day Lewis) works a mine shaft on his own, suffering injury, before striking oil deep in the heat of New Mexico. The film covers the first three decades of the twentieth century, as Plainview becomes a ruthless tycoon whose ememies are man and God. And in the film's final section, Plainview takes his revenge on both. As well as the Day Lewis performance - what is also deeply impressive about the film is the electronic score which literally fills the screen with dread and foreboding. An intense and brutal cinematic experience.

12 out of 17 members found this review helpful.

The Citzen Kane of the Oil Industry - There Will Be Blood review by JG

Spoiler Alert
09/09/2008

Paul Thomas Anderson's 'There Will Be Blood' quite simply is astonishing. Full of mood and dark themes, the film seems to evoke films like 'Bridge over the River Kwai' and 'Aguirre the Wrath of God' as well 'Citzen Kane' (which was an obvious influence).

It follows Daniel Day-Lewis, in one of the greatest performances ever committed to film as he searches for enough fortune to completely seperate himself from those he hates - which happens to be everyone.

The tone is bleak and could be too slow for those with shorter attention spans. But if you can sit through two and half hours of brilliant atmosphere, perfect acting and one of the most famous ending in recent history then you're in for a treat. Can't recommend it enough!

5 out of 7 members found this review helpful.

Pointless and a waste of time - soundtrack is awful! - There Will Be Blood review by Kazzie

Spoiler Alert
03/08/2009

Have some of these reviewers been paid to give good reviews? Apologies to those who enjoy the film but I was deeply upset by the 2 and a halfish hours of my life that I had wasted!!! The soundtrack was appalling - did not go hand in hand with what was happening in the film. For example - really tense (and strange) music would be played at a very boring moment of nothing happening.

The only good from this film would be the acting delivered by Daniel Day Lewis. Easily one of the greatest actors of our time but I wonder why he accepted the script. I suppose I don't usually go for the 'dramas' due to lack of action - but this really is sour and I would never ever watch it again. The story was pointless and left both me and my husband frowning at the TV set when the credits rolled!!

4 out of 10 members found this review helpful.

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