The Master details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Amy Adams, Rami Malek, Philip Seymour Hoffman, David Warshofsky, Jesse Plemons, Laura Dern, Joaquin Phoenix|
|Director:||Paul Thomas Anderson|
|Studio:||ENTERTAINMENT IN VIDEO|
|Collections:||March - Drama|
|Run time:||2 hours 24 minutes|
|Rental release:||11 Mar 2013|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
Paul Thomas Anderson?s latest is our Cinemas Release of the Week. The Master is brilliantly acted and filmed, yet subtle and low-key.
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Pot NoodleBy a customer , 02 Dec 2012
[Highly rated reviewer]Never have I been so disappointed with a film. All those enticing adverts with four and five star reviews brought me only to a historic let-down. 'The Master' is brilliantly photographed, beautifully lit, Seymour Hoffman is superb, Joaquin Phoenix beyond that, but the whole thing is so much less than the sum of its parts. I hate to leave a film having learnt nothing and felt nothing and 'The Master', for all it's on-screen presence, was neither thought-provoking nor emotive. It was the intellectual equivalent of 'Taken' - you watch exactly what was on the screen and can take it no further. I suffered two hours and twenty odd minutes of irritation at its self-indulgent, meandering insipidness; it was like getting dolled up to go to a Michelin-starred restaurant, and having a Pot Noodle.
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Lost in the wake?By a customer , 06 Dec 2013The best thing that one can say about this film is encapsulated in the review entitled 'Pot Noodle'. I foolishly didn't look at the reviews before viewing so wasted a considerable amount of time wondering if I had missed some important points in the plot. I see now that I didn't. The two excellent lead actors must have been enticed initially by the script so I can only assume that, in the editing, the storyline was lost on the cutting room floor. What a colossal waste of talent and money!
Don't bother with this!By Lucullus (82 reviews) , 03 Dec 2013For a movie with such great actors, The Master fails completely to entertain or engage. The performances by the leads are very good, what you would expect from actors of their quality. Sadly, the story is what fails miserably. It is a mish mash of unrelated scenes which is brought together by what are basically very unsavoury characters. There is no empathy for anyone in this film as they are truly awful people. The movie says nothing. It tells us nothing. There is no resolution or conclusion it just starts; runs, then ends. No more; no less. Basically, this movie is not worth the effort of watching it. It is a pity that such good actors ever got involved with such a poor movie.
Complete and utter tripe.By JenkoDog (25 reviews) , 01 Dec 2013I don't really know where to start. . . this is easily the worst film I have seen this year, quite possibly one of the worst films that I have ever seen. I couldn't put spoilers in the review if I tried, as there is no plot to spoil. It meanders on and on and on, never really getting any further into the story. If indeed there is a story? At one point, the main character cries and I wondered if the actor was actually crying because he realised that his acting talent is all gone to waste in this movie. Honestly, it is so bad that you wouldn't believe it until you've seen it. But then you wonder why you bothered. An utterly pointless and ridiculous movie.
Watch this instead of After EarthBy Ilovefilmslots (68 reviews) , 20 Nov 2013I am staggered by the reviews that say the acting is poor because it is in fact quite disturbingly good in places. Perhaps those reviewers don't want you to watch the film because it tells the story of a cult. The script, acting and production are first class. You see how charmingly eccentric the Master is; and how vulnerable people happily fall under his spell. It doesn't reveal any massive secrets but it is a good meaty watch...although I'd avoid the drinks receipe.
Could become a "cult" classic...By LING0 (79 reviews) from Conwy , 15 Nov 2013Intriguing story of how a man gets involved with a cult, while trying to battle his own demons. Great performances from Joaquin Phoenix and Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Fantastic post-WWII look really gives the film a great visual quality. Granted the pace is slow and some people won't enjoy how the story develops but if you like human stories you'll like this.
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