The Tree of Life | Full Movie

The Tree of Life
  • PG-13
  • 2h 19m
  • 2011
Certified Fresh85%
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Terrence Malick directs Brad Pitt and Sean Penn in this impressionistic exploration of the complicated relationship between a father and son in a 1950s Texas family.
© 2011 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Certified Fresh85%
Critics Consensus: Terrence 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.
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Entertainment Weekly
Chris Nashawaty
Rotten

June 22, 2017
Seattle Times
Moira MacDonald
Fresh

This film's rewards are many, for those with the patience to simply let it float.

November 8, 2018
Miami Herald
Rene Rodriguez
Fresh

In this flawed yet masterful, unforgettable movie, Malick argues that even the tiniest mote can ha...

November 8, 2018
Orlando Sentinel
Roger Moore
Rotten

Glibly put, this challenging time-skipping rumination is the big screen equivalent of watching tha...

November 8, 2018
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Unique, difficult, poetic masterpiece about life and death.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that, even more so than his previous movies, this drama from legendary and elusive director Terrence Malick is a work of poetic images rather than a cohesive, solid story. The main theme seems to be family relationships, but it all takes place within a huge universal context of infinite time, space, and even dreamscapes. There's the suggestion of simmering violence on the part of the father, but while he often yells, he very rarely lashes out physically. Language is minimal; a flashback sequence contains passing visual references to sexual reproduction. But even though there's not a huge amount of age-inappropriate content for teens, younger viewers are likely to be bored; this movie requires a great deal of patience and the ability to embrace new and unique cinematic encounters.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Art House
  • Release Date:May 27, 2011
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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