Written for the Screen and Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.
|This widely acclaimed masterpiece and must see American epic features the Academy Award wining performance of Daniel Day-Lewis (Best Actor, 2007). 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 center of a scary, darkly comic historical journey into an abyss of madness. "There Will Be Blood is Paul Thomas Anderson's epic American nightmare, belching fire and brimstone and damnation to hell. It is, above all, a consummate work of art" (Manahola Dargis, The New York Times).|
"This is truly a work of symphonic aspirations and masterful execution. J. Hoberman, The Village Voice
"Daniel Day-Lewis stuns in Paul Thomas Anderson's saga of a soul-dead oil man. John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter
"...a consummate work of art, one that transcends the historically fraught context of its making... Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
"In terms of excitement, imagination and rule-busting experimentation, it's a gusher. Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"One of the most wholly original American movies ever made. Richard Schickel, Time
"...there hasn't been such an amazing character study in film since "Citizen Kane." I honestly can't praise it enough. Zack Haddad, Film Threat