Tree of Life, The

Lists: Drama, Avant-Garde Films, Best Picture nominee 2010 to 2019, Sight And Sound Critics Top 250

Brief Synopsis: "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."

Overall Ranking: 1887 (Rank from 2011: # 74)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 50%
Regular 21.43%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 7.14%
Burnt 21.43%


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Lord Of The Films Ryan100(full review)
Patrick Devitt100
David Baruffi97(full review)
Andrew Buckle of The Film Emporium97(full review)
Sober Film Critic James Brown97(full review)
Dan O'Neill90 - Though it’s not for everybody, The Tree of Life is a beautiful and gorgeous flick done by Terrence Malick who not only gives us wonderful visuals to gaze at, but also a story to follow and relate to (not talking about the dinosaurs) and performances to watch and admire (minus Sean Penn).
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Cut The Crap Movie Reviews by Aiden R90(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest82
Thomas Pollock70
CinemaVisitor Erik30
Chris of This Is Madness25 - My ratings are on a five point scale, translated as such: 1 - Abysmal, 25 - Bad, 50 - Mediocre, 75 - Good, 100 - Great
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Gorgon Reviews25(full review)
Skooch10(full review)

People Involved

  • Brad Pitt (Mr. OBrien)
  • Sean Penn (Jack)
  • Jessica Chastain (Mrs. OBrien)
  • Fiona Shaw (Grandmother)
  • Joanna Going (Jacks Wife)
  • Terrence Malick (Director)
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