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Year
2011
Runtime
139 min.
Director
Terrence Malick
Genres
Drama, Fantasy
Rating *
6.8
Votes *
139,867
Checks
19,057
Favs
1,770
Dislikes
721
Favs/checks
9.3% (1:11)
Favs/dislikes
2:1
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  1. Nuked's avatar

    Nuked

    @aniforprez: At one point in your cinematic journey, you will likely come to realize that each and everyone one of us, the people of the world, critics, peers, mere film lovers, ANYONE is different. The mere fact that you would only recommend this to "pretentious film buffs" tells me you are not yet ready to understand my previous statement.
    The fact that you didn't like this film does not make you stupid. I understand many people who watch this film and don't like it, immediately will want to justify to themselves and others, that they are not stupid, and therefore labels The Tree of Life as "pretentious" and "boring". "Pretentious" of course being used as a word to describe actions or images that seemingly have no meaning and will not have any meaning upon further examination. What does this mean? Well, it doesn't mean anything. The word is useless.
    But my point is: You are not stupid for not understanding, or not liking this film. We all experience joy from different things. Most film viewers attribute arbitrary values to signify the level of importance of any given film. I myself gave The Tree of Life 10/10 and proclaimed it was the greatest film I ever saw. Why did I do that? Well, what the hell do you care... Watching a film is a personal and individual experience. Don't think that it is anything but that.
    4 years 10 months ago
  2. Big A2's avatar

    Big A2

    "pre•ten•tious
    /priˈtenCHəs/

    Adjective
    Attempting to impress by affecting greater importance, talent, culture, etc., than is actually possessed."

    To be honest I don't think it's fair to immediately whip out labels like these for films that experiment. If we immediately reject stuff like this as an audience (aka the people’s whose money essentially funds this), then where is film as an art-form supposed to go? I’m not saying The Tree of Life has changed movies forever but you can’t blame it for trying something different.
    4 years ago
  3. worph's avatar

    worph

    Emmanuel Lubezki is a genius. 2 years 11 months ago
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