Same as Pete on this, good actors trying to make story line that is a dead end work.
Pity Daniel Day-Lewis bothered being in it, that why got it out.
The only moral to story I could get from it was being a socio-pathic, rich bastard will lead you to misery and don't listen to preachers lies either.
See Last of the Mohicans, if you want Daniel on all cylinders, one of my favorites and I think we are yet to see his best.
Acting was very good. Cinematography was good. Scenery was good. Story was boring and went no-where. I expected this was an Oscar movie, what I got was a B grade story, that went much longer than needed. It's a pity because the production was overall very good. Don't bother with this movie it was a waste of time in the end.
This was a great movie. So much dirt and oil and grime you almost feel dirty by the end of it. The cinematography was fantastic and I loved the intro sequence of rags to riches without a word having to be said. Some of the best acting I've seen in a long time. My only complaint was that it was a little long.
A bit conflicted about this one, the movie was very well made, the historical context interesting, and the cinematography really well done, but it was so so so long that I just wanted it to end. Very little dialogue for a 2.5 hour movie as well. I can see why it won oscars because it's going for the deep and meaningful, but for me it was just too long. If you cut all the times in half where the screen just focussed on someone thinking you'd cut the movie in half.
what the? This movie was like watching grass grow! I just dont know where the rave reviews have come from. Right from the silent beginning (I reckon even at the turn of the century a group of men standing around an oil well would talk to each other) to the painful end three hours later, was just terrible. I should have turned it off after the first five minutes but was certain it must get better since I had heard that Daniel Day Lewis had won an oscar for this movie, but sadly, no. Woeful, horrible movie!
Absolutely brilliant movie. What the father does to the son would be condemned in todays world but Daniel Day-Lewis played the part very well as did the young kid that played his son. Interesting from start to finish. Highly recommend this movie.
While the acting is truly amazing, this is a VERY DARK movie. Don't watch if you are feeling even slightly downbeat!