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on May 10, 2012
I watched this movie on AMC not too long ago from start to finish because of the reviews the movie got when it was released, and I will say this is much different than any movie I think I've ever seen, and I consider myself to be a movie buff. I will explain what the movie is about because if you haven't seen it and don't know what it is about like I was originally than hopefully this review will encourage you to watch it.

The film starts out with a man named Daniel Plainview mining for silver in the late 1890's, and he uses the minerals to start his own oil business. The story jumps ahead several years, so six years later he now is moderately wealthy and successfully starts an oil well, but a young father is killed in an accident and Plainview takes in his infant son that we later discover he uses to get more deals.

Plainview is then introduced to a young man named Paul Sunday who tells him about his ranch in California that has oil, and Daniel sets out and discovers he could potentially make a fortune and swindles the Sunday family out of their land, but Paul's twin brother Eli is wise to Plainview's plans and infuriates Daniel. Eli himself is some sort of amateur Evangelical preacher who wants money to fund his own church.

When Plainview sets up his oil field he becomes very greedy and eventually begins to push away everyone around him, and he becomes a sad individual.

The ending is very intense and if you decide to see this film you won't be disappointed because there is a lot to be impressed by.

-The acting from Daniel Day Lewis and Paul Dano is simply incredible, Day Lewis was beyond deserving of his Oscar win.
-There is gorgeous cinematography in this film.
-The soundtrack is very eerie and yet strangely effective.

This movie is basically an actor's movie, lots of dialog and drama, so if you like those types of movies then by all means watch this film.
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on November 10, 2010
If the early Paul Thomas Anderson seemed to be channeling the young hyper-energetic Martin Scorsese, 'There Will Be Blood' - a more quiet and thoughtful, but no less amazing and cinematic work - shows Anderson working in the vein of Stanley Kubrick. In place of a hyperactive camera, there is now a coldly, brilliantly observational one. In place of empathetic if damaged characters there are now people drowning in their own poison and lies.

He has created a film both boldly theatrical and subtly real, both broadly political and intensely personal. Complicated and intentionally confusing emotionally, with a protagonist gradually subsumed by greed, the film is full of ideas and themes, but feels more mature and focused than Anderson's earlier work, brilliant as that all was. Daniel Day Lewis is amazing, the film looks incredible (if simply shot for an Anderson film), one only sees more and more layers and meanings on repeated viewings.

One of the more important films of recent years, this critique of the American dream - both personal, and by extension national - of success, of conquest, and of control is mesmerizing, and ultimately devastating.
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If ever the Oscar chose it's own house this is it. Daniel Day Lewis is nothing short of astonishing in a story that goes to the root of the evil in all of us. No further description can suffice. A viewing is required and Blu-ray brings out the mood and the emotions on display disturbingly well. Let me re-iterate....you will not question the Oscar win on this one...you'll only wonder why they didn't retire Oscar entirely.
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on March 11, 2017
Great quality, fast delivery, fair price. Thank you!
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on March 13, 2017
Best Move Ever
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on February 25, 2017
Good movie.
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on March 14, 2017
Brilliant and desperate, beatiful... Daniel Day-Lewis is exceptional per usual.
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on February 23, 2017
Great movie
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on October 1, 2016
Enthralling.
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on September 13, 2016
I never did get to see it all. I rented it for 24 hours to watch on my Kindle, and never got time to get back to it before the clock ran out.
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