The Tree of Life (2011)


Terrence Malick



John Howell, Dustin Allen, Tamara Jolaine, Crystal Mantecon, Fiona Shaw, Jackson Hurst


The impressionistic story of a Texas family in the 1950s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father. Jack finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith.
  • Fantasy
  • Drama
  • Reviews 5
  • Highest Rating 90
  • Lowest Rating 0
  • Average Rating 60

The Tree of Life (2011)

I've never seen a film capture memory and life so accurately. Without giving any more detail than what we recall from our youth, in the flashes of broken memories, we can tell exactly what kind of life and upbringing this family had. Starts at a glacial pace, speeds up to slow.
October 31, 2012

The Tree of Life (2011)

Confused, over-wrought, epileptic. Malick spent twenty years on this film, and it shows: the film is obese. Not to mention the fact that it stars Brad Pitt (whose part could have been played equally as well by a cardboard cutout of Brad Pitt). Oh, and there are CG dinosaurs. Yep.
January 12, 2012