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Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Reviews

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May 23, 2016
Crowe and director Peter Weir have thrown the cliche overboard and replaced them with great storytelling. Run -- don't walk. I liked it so much i wanted to enlist.
Full Review | Original Score: A
January 12, 2016
an exciting film
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 2, 2016
So much fun to watch that the fact it's also quite ingenious and crafty can be surprisingly difficult to notice.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
December 26, 2010
Intense battle scenes and a strong story of friendship.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 19, 2010
Peter Weir makes the Surprise a world to explore, not a splashy CGI simulation. Like a human body, the boat stays afloat through complex processes. A knockout mix of organic elegance, reflective drama and aggressive action on par with Sir David Lean.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 12, 2009
an expansive cinematic achievement that sits well against such adventure classics as Lawrence of Arabia, and is a sure bet for fans of ocean bound drama.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
October 18, 2008
A stupendous production, Master and Commander satisfies as richly as a book might, immersing us in a world of its people and its places.
March 11, 2008
It's an undeniably square, throwback movie, but there's no major crime in making 'em like they used to, and doing it this elegantly.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 14, 2007
A stunning technical achievement.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 22, 2007
Too closely cropped to allow for the expansive feel of an oceanic epic, and fails to develop any meaningful relationships among its characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 26, 2006
Through its emphasis on characters and not merely action, Master does not let us forget that all individuals are souls with flesh and blood, not merely empty casualties of war.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
August 8, 2006
An enjoyable nautical adventure that gives us hope that Peter Weir can still make impressive movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 24, 2006
Thanks in no small measure to Perfect Storm designer William Sandell, this handsomely mounted actioner exudes the authentic tang of salt, sweat and gunpowder.
December 6, 2005
The best boy's adventure of the year.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 5, 2005
Although the movie runs into some problems during its bloated second act, the ending is rewarding enough to make it all worthwhile.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 4, 2005
A quite sturdy and enjoyably romp through the ferocious Pacific high seas.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 6, 2005
Oak solid and unsinkable, Master And Commander is old-fashioned entertainment crafted with considerable care.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 2, 2005
One keeps waiting for Russell Crowe to slip up and star in a bad movie and so far he's gladly been able to disappoint us -- well the good news with Master is that he's done it again.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 5, 2005
If nothing else, Master and Commander proves that Russell Crowe is a true blue movie star.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 15, 2005
Weir, one of the few directors who is both an artist and a threat to the box office, triumphantly returns...
Read More | Original Score: A
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