There Will Be Blood | reviewed by: Kyle Coleman | August 31, 2011
entertainment value
Daniel Day Lewis is perfect. Brutally competitive and relentlessly heartless, he is an ideal oil tycoon. Dano shines in a supporting role.
genre Drama | Thriller
synopsis When Daniel Plainview - a ruthless oil prospector - learns of oil-rich land in California that can be bought cheaply, he moves his operation there and begins manipulating and exploiting the local landowners into selling him their property. Using his young adopted son H.W. to project the image of a caring family man, Plainview gains the cooperation of almost all the locals with lofty promises to build schools and cultivate the land to make their community flourish. Over time, Plainview's gradual accumulation of wealth and power causes his true self to surface, and he begins to slowly alienate himself from everyone in his life.
lead actors Daniel Day-Lewis | Paul Dano | Dillon Freasier | CiarĂ¡n Hinds | Kevin J. O'Connor | Hope Elizabeth Reeves | Colleen Foy | Barry Del Sherman | David Willis | Hans Howes | Sydney McCallister
director Paul Thomas Anderson