The Tree of Life

139 mins
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1950s-set drama from filmmaking master Terrence Malick (Badlands, The Thin Red Line), starring Brad Pitt and Sean Penn. Winner of... More

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The Tree of Life | Ratings & Reviews

"Result is pure-grade art cinema destined primarily for the delectation of Malick partisans and adventurous arthouse-goers."


"Terrence Malick’s spiritual odyssey is baffling, unique and overspilling with wonder."

Total FilmTotal Film

"It’s impossible not to marvel at the ambition of The Tree of Life."

The TelegraphThe Telegraph

"With disarming sincerity and daunting formal sophistication The Tree of Life ponders some of the hardest and most persistent questions, the kind that leave adults speechless when children ask them."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"It is clear there are religious themes and while watching this film we are supposed to ponder the big questions, like what is the meaning of life?"

Sunday Star-TimesSunday Star-Times

"The only other film I've seen with this boldness of vision is Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey," and it lacked Malick's fierce evocation of human feeling."

Roger EbertRoger Ebert

"While Malick's great ability holds us for a time, it is finally not enough to compensate for a lack of dramatic involvement - those eschatological quandaries tend to overwhelm the story. The Tree of Life, its enormous advantages notwithstanding, ends up a film that demands to be admired but cannot be easily embraced."

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

"A beauteous creation that ponders the imponderables, asks the questions that religious and thoughtful people have posed for millennia and provokes expansive philosophical musings along with intense personal introspection."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"There is simply nothing like it out there: profound, idiosyncratic, complex, sincere and magical; a confirmation that cinema can aspire to art."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

"In terms of scale, The Tree Of Life recalls the mammoth ambition of Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey," but it's also more intimate and personal than Malick's previous films, rooted in vivid memories of growing up in '50s Texas."

A.V. ClubA.V. Club

The Tree of Life | Details

Award winner
Winner of the Palme d'Or (Best Film) at Cannes Film Festival 2011.
M, for some thematic material
Country of origin

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