I was actually not that interested until I read your thoughts on this Robert. I didn't like Thin Red Line at all, and as another poster mentioned A New World was rather slow. So I guess I'm not the biggest Malick fan. This film is non-linear, surreal, and beautiful. It is a masterpiece. Any film that can make you contemplate your own mortality, and the wonderment of the universe has my vote for one of the finest films ever made.