MSN - 'The Tree of Life' Review: Malick's Masterpiece

MSN: Like Stanley Kubrick's 1968 epic "2001: A Space Odyssey," writer-director Terrence Malick's "The Tree of Life" concerns itself with both the cosmic and the quotidian, and spends a good amount of time on the prehistory of man on Earth, and out in space. In most other respects, particularly that of tone, it's a very different film. But the most crucial affinity "Tree" has with "2001" is that it's the most bold and unconventional and visionary picture made using the apparatus of big-studio pictures since the Kubrick film. That alone makes it kind of a mind-blower.

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