The Tree of Life

Nothing Stands Still


The Tree of Life
The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father. He finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith. Through Malick's signature imagery, we see how both brute nature and spiritual grace shape not only our lives as individuals and families, but all life. The film has been compared favourably with Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, although they films are very different, they both examine big issues.

138 minutes.
Mature Accompaniment under 13.
Drama, Period piece, On the art circuit

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain, Hunter McCracken, Laramie Eppler, Tye Sheridan, Diona Shaw
Director
Terrence Malick
ScreenplayTerrence Malick
MusicAlexandre Desplat
CinematographyEmmanuel Lubezki
EditingHank Corwin, Jay Rabinowitz, Daniel Rezende, Bill Weber, Mark Yoshikawa
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2011
Produced byCottonwood Pictures, Plan B Entertainment, River Road Entertainment

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageMild: once Hell, no impact
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceMild emotional verbal violence
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
2
Violence
3
Blood / Gore / Gross
1
Guns / Weapons
1
Profanity
1
Alcohol / Drugs
1
Smoking
1
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
5
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
3
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
2
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Helen Herimbi quote iconExamining the making of men
5
Die Burger
Paul Boekkooi quote icon'Tree of Life' is soos 'n maalstroom
10
Box Office
Wade Major quote iconMuch like Stanley Kubrick's landmark 2001: A Space Odyssey (to which it will invariably be both fairly and unfairly compared), Terrence Malick's hotly-anticipated The Tree of Life should be fodder for considerable artistic and philosophical debate for many years to come, leaving its proper place in film history more at the mercy of indeterminate longevity than the immediacy of box office or even knee-jerk critical reaction.
18
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconTerrence Malick's The Tree of Life is a film of vast ambition and deep humility, attempting no less than to encompass all of existence and view it through the prism of a few infinitesimal lives.
20
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconI have no idea how I'd react upon a second viewing, but after a first, I can say I'll lean toward the grace side rather than ripping it apart as nature would have it.
12
Metacritic.com
43 critics
17
Rottentomatoes critics
222 critics
16
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconTerrence Malick's singularly deliberate style may prove unrewarding for some, but for patient viewers, Tree of Life is an emotional as well as visual treat.
17
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
16
Movie Review Intelligence
51 critics
16

What the People say

Internet
14907 Netizens quote iconHaunting.
16

Average .. 74%

15

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