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100
There Will Be Blood is ferocious, and it will be championed and attacked with an equal ferocity. When the dust settles, we may look back on it as some kind of obsessed classic.
100
Premiere
There Will Be Blood is, in fact, not a historical saga; rather, it's an absurdist, blackly comic horror film with a very idiosyncratic satanic figure at its core.
100
The Hollywood Reporter
Daniel Day-Lewis stuns in Paul Thomas Anderson's saga of a soul-dead oil man.
100
An enthralling and powerfully eccentric American epic.
100
Boldly and magnificently strange, There Will Be Blood marks a significant departure in the work of Paul Thomas Anderson.
100
For a story that's all about the harnessing of fateful chthonic forces, Paul Thomas Anderson has dug deeper than ever before, and struck black gold.
100
For bleakness, the movie can't be beat -- nor for brilliance.
100
The film is above all a consummate work of art, one that transcends the historically fraught context of its making, and its pleasures are unapologetically aesthetic. It reveals, excites, disturbs, provokes, but the window it opens is to human consciousness itself.
75
Ambitious, deeply flawed and studded with sequences that achieve pure, majestic greatness.
75
Unfortunately, the film's final third is poorly focused and, while there is a clear conclusion, it feels strangely hollow.

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