I can't rate this film.

There Will Be Blood (R)
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This came out in 2007, but I didn't see it until 2022. I wanted to see it because it received tremendous critical acclaim. (And I should say it is often compared to "No Country for Old Men", another movie from that year that I hope to see someday.) It's set mostly in the early 20th century, with one brief scene at the beginning set in 1898. I absolutely recognize it as a great, brilliantly made movie, with an excellent performance by Daniel Day-Lewis in the lead role. He played an oil man named Daniel Plainview, and I hated absolutely everything about the character. I just couldn't get past that to actually enjoy the movie at all, I'm afraid. Still, I'm very glad to have finally seen it. I feel really bad about not liking it, but it can't be helped. And I don't feel like explaining any of the plot.

But I will say that there's blood, in the end, so the title didn't lie.

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