did the people behind you get unruly?
Breaking every rule in the book, this film recreated certain things like visuals, editing and storytelling.
In the cinema, I stood in awe of the sound and imagery. No other film has spoken to me that way.
An epic narrative at its best; glorified nature videography at its worst. While Jessica Chastain and Brad Pitt give terrific performances, the equally talented Sean Penn is sadly underutilized. Despite a remarkable score, brilliant imagery and intriguing characters, the film drags on to the point of seeming like the brainchild of a self-impressed, self-indulgent filmmaker.
This film feels like a dream a recurring one. Personally i believe this film is Terrence Malik's Worst, but his most personal. Deeply Sincere, Don't get me wrong his worst is still miles above most others best work. This film just happens to be his most abstract and the one best experienced in a theater. Like 2001: A SPACE ODESSSEY. It's a classic that you have to be in the right frame of mind to watch.
The most visually stunning film I have ever seen. I never really knew that I loved the movie until the day after watching it; it really took a while to set in.
I've been thinking about this movie days after its viewing. We witness the creation of life. From the big bang, to the extinction of the dinosaurs. Stuff that no one can ever say they have truly seen, based on its vastness. We are then thrown into the timeline of a random family in the 50's. So trivial and otherwise pointless, yet we are there for the first steps, fights, blunders, love, and emotion.
Was too long for me, but I know besides most of the elitists,you would find that people with certain characteristics can easily got touched with it. And maybe some others (including me :p) need to re-watch it again before they can rate this.
Undoubtedly beautiful, but again, yawn. I'm a little bored with films about the inexplicable woes of an upper-middle class, very well-dressed white family with archetypal Virgin Mary mother and abusive father. With a subject matter as grand as Life and Death (with a capital L and D), I didn't entirely expect anything new or profound, but I had expected to be at least moved. But, I have to say, I loved the dinos.
I expected something melancholy, ponderous, tragic. But it made me swell with joy and happiness and a gratitude for my life.
before I watched this film, I haven't understood the meaning of true happyness. Absolutely soul felicity
One of the rare ocasions where hollywood's technology is used as a way of really expressing something on a film, instead of just working as a hollow adornment to attract money. As a piece of art, this film touches that indescribable thing we all have in common, but topic-wise this film talks about so many things... a really beatiful and, for me, really sad experience.
Call me boring but personally, it really was just no contest - best film of the year hands down. An achingly beautiful and resonating piece; unusually experimental in its narrative for Malick but no less (if not even more) convincing or stunning a work. Masterpiece (etc etc).
A hymn to life and the human soul. How can one criticize a film where everything happens?
Didn't really care... And didn't see anything profound about it either. It's just beautiful-ish to look at. Yeah, shoot me!
This film made me fall in love with cinema all over again. What a beautiful work of art.
I went to see this film by myself in a nearly empty theatre. As I walked out of the movie astonished a woman walked up to me and asked what I thought of it. I said i thought it was amazing. She said, "Explain to me in one sentence what it was about." To me this sums up many people's intolerance of Malick's work. People think- if I can't understand this at a glance it must be pretentious garbage...
A great photography although it was boring very often... It remind me of the VCRs... It was like if I was seeing a movie wich was mistaped over another... LOL a Doc and a familiar drama?! I didn't quite understood the message... Did Mallick's had a terrible infance? Well, Penn's character most of the time was only turning endlessly and that strange encounter on the beach... Were their ghosts?BAH
A very conventional film masquerading as a complex one, due to its great length and its longeurs (dinosaurs?!)
Malick's detailed work is impressive and turns this movie a deep experience to a attentive spectator. Also, the photography is gorgeous and Jessica Chastein is amazing here. You can love it or hate it, but this movie deserves a try.