100

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
In terms of excitement, imagination and rule-busting experimentation, it's a gusher.
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100

The Hollywood Reporter

Daniel Day-Lewis stuns in Paul Thomas Anderson's saga of a soul-dead oil man.
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100

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Day-Lewis... the role of a lifetime.
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100

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
There Will Be Blood" is anti-state of the art. It's the work of an analog filmmaker railing against an increasingly digitized world. In that sense, the movie is idiosyncratic, too: vintage visionary stuff.
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
For bleakness, the movie can't be beat -- nor for brilliance.
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100

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Daniel Day-Lewis's portrayal is not just the performance of the year -- there will be injustice if he doesn't win an Oscar -- but a creation of awesome proportions.
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88

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
With a grating symphonic score by ­Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood and the constant sense of danger following Plainview, "Blood" does not release its grip on the audience until its last, bizarrely crazy minutes.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Just a few barrels short of being a masterpiece.
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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
A searingly intense and artful tale that grabs hold of the viewer from its jarring and wordless opening scenes and doesn't let go.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Anderson almost brings off a picture worthy of his grandiose ambition.
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92 out of 100
Universal acclaim
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.