• R, 2 hr. 18 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Paul Thomas Anderson
    In Theaters:
    Sep 14, 2012 Limited
    On DVD:
    Feb 26, 2013
  • The Weinstein Company

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The Master Reviews

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Will Leitch
Deadspin

There is so much spark here, so much to absorb, that the effect defies any picking of nits and just makes one grateful.

Full Review Source: Deadspin | Original Score: A-

June 23, 2013
Carla Meyer
Sacramento Bee

The film never lags. It is too gorgeous, too expertly acted, and above all, too well directed and written. Nearly devoid of exposition, "The Master" unfolds seamlessly and naturally.

Full Review Source: Sacramento Bee | Original Score: 4/4

May 23, 2013
Meredith Borders
Badass Digest

THE MASTER is challenging, perplexing, at times infuriating - and always thoughtful. Indelible. And always, always beautiful.

Full Review Source: Badass Digest

April 3, 2013
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

by itself, gives lie to the idea that Americans don't make great, nuanced, complicated films. It's sublime.

Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Original Score: 4/4

March 28, 2013
Jeremy Lebens
We Got This Covered

Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master is a challenging film, like most of his work. One that evokes a spellbinding performance out of Joaquin Phoenix.

Full Review Source: We Got This Covered | Original Score: 4/5

March 3, 2013
Tom Glasson
Concrete Playground

Despite sumptuous cinematography and sublime acting, Paul Thomas Anderson's latest film ultimately feels a touch pointless.

Full Review Source: Concrete Playground | Original Score: 3.5/5

March 3, 2013
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

There is not too much by way of extras in the new Blu-ray release of the under appreciated film, "The Master," but what is there is excellent.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: A-

March 1, 2013
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Admirável ao permitir que o filme desenvolva seus temas e personagens ao seguir em direções frequentemente inesperadas, Anderson continua a demonstrar seu talento como cineasta tanto pela maturidade de seus temas quanto por seu preciosismo estético.

Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena | Original Score: 5/5

January 25, 2013
Andrew Simpson
Fan The Fire

Refusing to wrestle with the veracity or the real implications of The Cause, one begins to question what is underpinning the entire exercise, an ambiguity that, as with Kubrick, will require multiple viewings to unravel.

Full Review Source: Fan The Fire | Original Score: 4/5

January 20, 2013
Tom Charity
CNN.com
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In the end it may not have the emotional uplift the Academy or a popular mainstream audience craves, but make no mistake, this is an enthralling drama about a peculiarly American restlessness, and the striving for insight and grace.

Full Review Source: CNN.com

January 8, 2013
Matthew Odam
Austin American-Statesman

The at-times-impenetrable film will require multiple viewings to fully appreciate the multitude of themes and subtext.

Full Review Source: Austin American-Statesman | Original Score: A

January 8, 2013
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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[A] challenging, psychologically fraught drama.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

January 8, 2013
Harlan Jacobson
Boston Phoenix

Anderson has achieved his mid-century epic, and in its pure 65mm sumptuousness, the great American movie.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 4/4

January 8, 2013
Jason Gorber
Filmfest

THE MASTER is a brilliant film. THE MASTER is a confounding film. The Master is a terrible film. THE MASTER may talked about for the ages or forgotten in a few years. THE MASTER may be a masterpiece, THE MASTER may be empty of content...

Full Review Source: Filmfest | Original Score: A-

December 28, 2012
Jason Gorber
Twitch

THE MASTER is brilliant and/or confounding and/or terrible. It may be talked about for the ages or forgotten in a few years. It may be a masterpiece, and/or it may be empty of content masked by strong moments of acting prowess and visual flare.

Full Review Source: Twitch | Original Score: A-

December 28, 2012
CJ Johnson
ABC Radio (Australia)

The least accessible of Anderson's films, and the least enjoyable, but it's intelligent and original enough for him to remain a "must-see" director.

Full Review Source: ABC Radio (Australia) | Original Score: 3/5

December 4, 2012

For me, it is a masterpiece, a visually stunning explosion of pure cinema, emotionally charged with a penetrating psychological punch. If you are bored by this film, to paraphrase the great Samuel Johnson, then you are bored with life.

Full Review Source: UTV | Original Score: 9/10

November 22, 2012
Donald Clarke
Irish Times

The Master is not short but, once you fill in the blanks, you find yourself constructing a meta-film that, if realised, would play for many, many more hours.

Full Review Source: Irish Times | Original Score: 5/5

November 15, 2012
Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out Chicago

A dense, baffling, thoroughly original epic that seems to divide viewers on the simple question of what it's supposed to be about.

Full Review Source: Time Out Chicago | Original Score: 5/5

November 15, 2012
Jason Best
Movie Talk

Feral, hunched, his face like a clenched fist, Phoenix's Freddie is inarticulate and blocked where Hoffman's Dodd is extravagant, loquacious and smooth, although Dodd's sudden eruptions of anger suggests a possible kinship between them beneath the skin.

Full Review Source: Movie Talk

November 15, 2012
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