Jeremy of The Media Stomp wrote, "The Tree of Life is director Terrence Malick's 5th film in a career spanning over 30 years. Malick is a true visionary and it shows in each and every one of his films. His eye for detail and the way he displays moving images is breath taking and unlike any other person working in Hollywood alive or dead. The Tree of Life is a very big movie with a wide scope and I can see where it will automatically receive hate from its viewers due to its experimental filmmaking, but for those willing to go beyond the normal world of films, those who are looking to peel back multiple layers of a film and discover many meanings, The Tree of Life will indeed be a favorite of yours. It's unlike anything that has ever been released. The closest comparisons I could try and think of would be 2001: A Space Odyssey, Enter the Void and maybe even Anti-Christ. But even those movies are vastly different from The Tree of Life. They all consist of bold and innovative filmmaking by very passionate directors and the end result is quite spectacular."