The Master


The Master
In the years after WWII, an American intellectual creates a religion. When he meets a troubled drifter, he invites the man to help him spread the new faith. As their congregation increases, the drifter begins to question the religion he once accepted and the mentor who gave his life direction.

136 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Sex, Nudity, Violence).
Drama, On the art circuit

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Just one big happy, controlled family
Just one big happy, controlled family

Credits

Cast
Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams
Director
Paul Thomas Anderson
ScreenplayPaul Thomas Anderson
MusicJonny Greenwood
CinematographyMihai Malaimare Jr.
EditingLeslie Jones, Peter McNulty
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Datasat
SoundtrackAvailable
SA distributorSter-Kinekor
Made in2012
Produced byThe Weinstein Company, Ghoulardi Film Company, Annapurna Pictures

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageFrequent, meaningful context
NudityFairly frequent, mostly non-sexual
SexFare contains breast nudity, consensual
ViolenceStrong, psychological, few implied physical scenes
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsFreddie falls victim to a cult name 'The Cause' and its leader name 'The Master'. He finally frees himself.
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith
15
Die Burger
Paul Boekkooi
15
Cape Times
Todd McCarthy quote iconBrilliantly brooding.
20
Box Office
Sara Maria Vizcarrondo quote iconLost at sea—and on land
13
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconPaul Thomas Anderson is one of our great directors. The Master shows invention and curiosity. It is often spellbinding. But what does it intend to communicate?
13
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconWritten, directed, acted, shot, edited and scored with a bracing vibrancy that restores your faith in film as an art form, The Master is nirvana for movie lovers. Anderson mixes sounds and images into a dark, dazzling music that is all his own.
20
Metacritic.com
43 critics
17
Rottentomatoes critics
210 critics
16
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconSmart, powerfully acted, beautifully filmed, and solidly engrossing, The Master extends writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson's winning streak of challenging films for serious audiences.
17
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
16
Movie Review Intelligence
48 critics
17

What the People say

Internet
11496 Netizens quote iconPhoenix is the performance of the year! Anderson excels once again
16

Average .. 81%

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