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Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Reviews

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Joel Siegel
Good Morning America
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
Kevin Carr
Fat Guys at the Movies
January 12, 2016
an exciting film
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
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
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 26, 2010
Intense battle scenes and a strong story of friendship.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nick Rogers
Suite101.com
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
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
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-
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
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.
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
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
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
A stunning technical achievement.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Angie Ward
Christianity Today
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.
| Original Score: 4/4
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
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
Top Critic
Derek Adams
Time Out
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.
Chris Barsanti
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
The best boy's adventure of the year.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Jason Zingale
Bullz-Eye.com
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
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
May 4, 2005
A quite sturdy and enjoyably romp through the ferocious Pacific high seas.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Colin Kennedy
Empire Magazine
April 6, 2005
Oak solid and unsinkable, Master And Commander is old-fashioned entertainment crafted with considerable care.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
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
Ethan Alter
NYC Film Critic
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
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
January 15, 2005
Weir, one of the few directors who is both an artist and a threat to the box office, triumphantly returns...
| Original Score: A
Louis Proyect
rec.arts.movies.reviews
November 17, 2004
An exciting but reactionary film

Hindustan Times
March 1, 2004
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