There Will Be Blood 2007

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At the end of the 19th century Daniel Plainview realises wealth lies in oil. Driven by a need to see competitors fail he heads to a California town to exploit the landowners. As his empire grows so does his obsession with power. A ruthless and violent chain of events follows as he fails to deliver on his promises.

Starring:
Russell Harvard, CiarŠn Hinds
Runtime:
2 hours 31 minutes

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There Will Be Blood

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Genres Drama, Thriller, Action & Adventure, Historical
Director Paul Thomas Anderson
Starring Russell Harvard, CiarŠn Hinds
Supporting actors Kevin J. O'Connor, Daniel Day-Lewis, Dillon Freasier, Paul Dano
Studio Studiocanal
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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3.6 out of 5 stars

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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. V. F. R. Niekerk on 12 April 2012
Format: DVD
DANIEL-DAY LEWIS! DANIEL-DAY LEWIS!
There's your review, now go see in my honest opinion THE best performance of all time in cinema history. A pretty bold statement, but my goodness, the fearless acting in this superb movie is unmatched. I've never seen anything like it and I consider myself a movie buff who've seen quite a damn lot in my 40-odd years on this planet.
Yes, Bobby de Niro in Taxi Driver, Jack Nicholson in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, there are many brilliant performances out there, but this is positively acting of a satanic calibre.
The definite peak of his astonishing career (until now). He's like a king cobra who hypnotises the audience, you can't take your eyes off him.
The movie itself, by Paul Thomas Anderson, is undeniably awesome itself and goes places other movies won't even dare. The totally bonkers ending, which feels somewhat seperate in tone from the rest of the movie, and not everyone will like, blew me away and raised goosebumps on my goosebumps. Paul Dano does pretty darn well against the sound and fury of Lewis's presence and acts as counterpoint to his insanity.
To me personally, no matter in what category video outlets place the cover box, this is a HORROR movie, something Anderson possibly alludes to with the opening snatch of music before the mostly dialogue-less beginning which definitely sounds like it belongs in one.
A horror movie inspires horror and dread in a viewer, and my goodness, this movie does, in spades. No monsters, creatures, serial-killers or supernatural shenanigans, just good ol' nasty capitalism and greed personified by Daniel Day-Lewis who, in my interpretation, is playing the Devil himself.
A bona-fide masterpiece!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Charles Vasey TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 24 Feb 2014
Format: DVD
I can see this being a Marmite film but I really enjoyed it. It has a classic clash between Mammon and God; and the ability of a man to use rage to build something great and then to find the cost of that building. Based on a novel by that great teller of social tales - Upton Sinclair - the plot is tight if depressing and the location and camera work at times brutal and at others lyrical. Day-Lewis is a hard act to go up against but the preacher Paul Dano makes a game fight in rounds five to eight. There is no happy ending and not a great deal of violence but there is a lot of passion.
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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful By mozzer on 9 Mar 2011
Format: DVD
Fortunately I received the 2 disc edition as a present, otherwise I would have appreciated reading this first, since the 2 disc edition is still currently more expensive. It is a great film, but you do not get any insights into the making of the film whatsoever from the "bonus disc"

The second disc itself is only 1/2 hour long. Fifteen minutes is made up of a series of old photographs and film footage set to music. The rest consists of two trailers (why watch a trailer when you have seen the film?) and about 3 deleted scenes. There is also an old silent movie reel documentary about petroleum.

No directors commentary, no "making of", no insights into the actors, characters, sets, script. This was merely the studio stuffing a few spare feet of film onto the DVD in order to sell a 2 disc edition. Disappointing and taking advantage of the very fans who make the film a success.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By CASSINI24 on 21 July 2012
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
There have been many peaks, and a few troughs, in Daniel Day Lewis's career, but his portrayal of an intense, brooding cow-eyed oil prospector at the turn of the last century must rank as one of his finest. For three hours, he holds our attention through a complex tale of fatherhood, religion, greed and obsession. His lack of lust is a strange counterfoil to the deep passions he shows in other areas of his life - his protectiveness towards children, his loathing of religious hypocrisy, and his yearning for a real family. His inability to adapt to the changing world brought about by industrialistion, and his bitterness at the betrayals in his life, lead to his inevitable and painful ruin. Alcohol plays a part in this downfall, of course, but it is his fondness for milkshakes that this viewer will remember him by ...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By john hughes on 28 Sep 2013
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Fantastic movie. Daniel Day Lewis is outstanding. Would recommend this movie to anyone. Great story line and good support cast
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I didn't like this film AT ALL and count it amongst the most disappointing viewing experiences of my life. It is a pity, as it included a great performance by Daniel Day-Lewis - but no actor, no matter how good, can save a film with such a horribly bad, nonsensical scenario.

This film tells the story of the very beginnings of oil business. We first meet the main character, Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day-Lewis) in 1898, when he is digging in the desert, all by himself, looking for oil. The only thing I will say here about what follows, is that, quite obviously, he will ultimately manage to create and then develop a drilling company and also that of course, there will be many difficulties ahead - as it is quite clearly shown on the cover of the DVD.

The first 25 minutes are actually VERY good. If only the whole film could be on the same level, it would be a total masterpiece! However, from the moment the character of Eli Sunday (Paul Dano) arrives on the screen, the whole story takes a turn into freakishly weird. Even worse, the main character also starts to act like a mad man, followed by everybody around him. The whole thing slows down and gets boring. The dialogs become crazy speech. Then an unexpected development happens - and then as suddenly as it began this new plot line is cut off. And then we go full speed towards the ending which is IMPOSSIBLY STUPID!

This film was supposed to be an adaptation of 1927 novel "Oil" by Upton Sinclair. I didn't read this book, but the director himself recognized that ultimately "There will be blood" cannot be considered as an adaptation and that Sinclair's book was only an inspiration. I think that this total departure from the original was one of the reasons why this film is such a disappointment.
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