Ask 100+ critics to name the best movie of 2007…

… and they say: There Will Be Blood.

The runner-up is quite a surprise too.

Here’s the full list.

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Jeffrey Overstreet is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” called Through a Screen Darkly, and a four-volume series of fantasy novels called The Auralia Thread, which includes Auralia’s Colors, Cyndere’s Midnight, Raven’s Ladder, and The Ale Boy’s Feast. Jeffrey is a contributing editor for Seattle Pacific University’s Response magazine, and he writes about art, faith, and culture for Image, Filmwell, and his own website, His work has also appeared in Paste, Relevant, Books and Culture, and Christianity Today (where he was a film columnist and critic for almost a decade). He lives in Shoreline, Washington. Visit him on Facebook at

  • gomezeec

    I’m DYING to see There Will Be Blood… and the only reason I haven’t is that I’m in the Midwest now and it won’t be playing here until mid January or something… So I’ll have to wait and see it when I return to L.A. :(
    Anyway, I loved your review on CT! The best film since “The New World” sounds right up my alley!
    And I’m glad to see Zodiac getting some props from critics! I wrote my top ten list this week (to be published on my blog and Relevant next week) and Zodiac is in the top 5. Indeed, what a landmark year for American auteurs.

  • Phillip

    But the burning question still remains: it is your pick? I hope I get to see it. A print better float around a theater near me.