Terrence Malick's latest film, To The Wonder has been met with a polarising set of reviews, reports The BBC.

After premiering at the 69th Venice Film Festival, To The Wonder was booed by critics at the screening, of which the film's director and two of it's stars, Ben Affleck and Javier Bardem, were absent. The film follows Malick's Tree Of Life, which won the prestigious Palme d'Or at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. His latest piece has confounded the critics, who can't decide upon a consensus review for the romantic drama. The Guardian's Peter Bradshaw gave the film an impressive four-star review, saying, "Malick goes unhesitatingly out on a limb and the branch creaks a bit. When To the Wonder ended, there was the now traditional storm of hissing and booing at the Venice film festival. Malick gets this treatment, while the most insipid, unadventurous movies here can fade to black and roll credits in respectful quiet. I can only say that I responded to its passion and idealism."

Of course, the reviews weren't all so positive: "This is a test, requiring rapt concentration and acute attention, and repaying a hundredfold. For spectators dulled by the midget movies of an artistically timid era, the film may be a chore. For those on Malick's rarefied wavelength, it's a wonder," wrote Richard Corliss of Time Magazine. Some critics took to twitter to convey their feelings. "Enough with the booing, people. You're professionals. Supposedly. Shut the f*** up," tweeted film critic Guy Lodge. "Booing a Terrence Malick film! Wow, almost as courageous and commendable as kicking Gandhi in the face. Good job guys.#Venezia69" tweeted another critic, Justin Chang. You may as well ignore reviews for this film and just make your own mind up, as the critics simply cannot agree.