• There Will Be Blood (2007)

There Will Be Blood

Release Date: December 26th, 2007

DVD Release Date: April 8th, 2008

R |2 hr 38 min

Plot Summary

Silver miner Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day-Lewis) leads a hardscrabble life with his son, H.W. (Dillon Freasier). When he hears about oil oozing from the ground near the Western town of Little Boston, Daniel takes his son on a mission to find their fortune. Daniel makes his lucky strike and becomes a self-made tycoon but, as his fortune grows, he deviates into moral bankruptcy.

Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Kevin J. O'Connor, Ciarán Hinds, Dillon Freasier, Sydney McCallister, David Willis, David Warshofsky

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Paramount Vantage, Miramax Films, Scott Rudin Productions, Ghoulardi Film Company

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: 1930s , Dark , Small town , Gritty , Rise , Fall , Son , Family ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Just a few barrels short of being a masterpiece. show more

  • 100
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    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. show more

  • 100
    The Hollywood Reporter

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

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Awards

Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2008)
Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2008)
Nominated Supporting Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2008)
Nominated Art Direction
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2008)
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Director
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2008)
Nominated Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Nominated Sound Editing
Winner Leading Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2008)
Nominated Best Picture
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008)
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2008)
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2008)
Winner Cinematography
Nominated Directing
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2008)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama