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The Tree of Life: Blu Ray Review


The Tree of Life

The Tree of Life

Rating: M
Released by Warner Home Video

So, the film which divided critics arrives on small screen release;with some decrying a lack of real story and others proclaiming Terrence Malick's a masterpiece on a par with 2001 A Space Odyssey.

Sean Penn is an eldest son, dealing with memories of his relationship with his strict religious father(Brad Pitt)and his easy going mother-but then, you throw in the birth of the universe, dinosaurs, disparate voices calling out to their God asking where were you, and shots of Penn stumbling around in an expensive suit across rocks and it's clear this film is like nothing you'll see.

Confounding, epic in scale and hypnotically haunting, it's more cinema as experience than traditional cinema as the memories unspool and visions flaunt and haunt.

It's bravura filmmaking in the extreme and it's great that cinema provokes such debate at the end-I promise you though, you will see nothing else like it this year and will really need to see it to understand what the debate is all about.

Extras: Exploring the Tree of Life doco

Rating: 5/10


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