The Tree of Life

Cert: 12A RT: 106 mins


Terrence Malick explores family life and the universe in a riveting drama that has Sean Penn’s troubled architect look back at, among other things, the relationship with his strict father (Brad Pitt).

Complex and profound, Malick’s masterpiece is heaven sent for those who want to be challenged when they go to the cinema.

Good for: A break from vacuous blockbusters.

Pierre De Villiers