Ok it is worth noting straight away this is a very long and arty film and so isn’t for everyone. It is the story of child growing up in the fifties interspersed with stunning visuals symbolising the creation of life on Earth (I think that is what it is symbolising anyway…) If you are going to give this a shot you will be rewarded with possibly Brad Pitts finest performance in a glittering career and some jaw dropping imagery. It is a film that needs your complete attention to work on any level. So a 7.5 for me because while it is acted brilliantly and looks amazing I must admit I didn’t totally ‘get’ parts of it and it is a little long winded and pretentious.