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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Daniel Day-Lewis
Paul Dano
Ciaran Hinds
Dillon Freasier
Directors
Paul Thomas Anderson
Screenwriters
Paul Thomas Anderson
Running Time
158 minutes

There Will Be Blood
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Plot
Daniel Plainview (Day-Lewis) is a silver prospector-turned-oil man, working his way from a single-man dig to mini-mogul status. On a tip from Paul Sunday (Dano), he travels to a small town in search of black gold, with his adoptive son H. W. (Freasier) in tow. But there, Eli Sunday (Dano), Paul’s twin, throws roadblocks in his path.


Verdict
Uncompromising, intelligent and searing cinema. Along with The Assassination Of Jesse James... and No Country For Old Men, this is the best batch of Western-set dramas in decades. John Huston would have been proud.


Reviewed by Helen O'Hara

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