The Master

2012

The Master

Critics Consensus

Smart and solidly engrossing, The Master extends Paul Thomas Anderson's winning streak of challenging films for serious audiences.

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A striking portrait of drifters and seekers in post World War II America, Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master unfolds the journey of a Naval veteran (Joaquin Phoenix) who arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future - until he is tantalized by The Cause and its charismatic leader (Philip Seymour Hoffman). -- (C) Weinstein

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Cast

Joaquin Phoenix
as Freddie Quell
Philip Seymour Hoffman
as Lancaster Dodd
Amy Adams
as Peggy Dodd
Laura Dern
as Helen Sullivan
Jesse Plemons
as Val Dodd
Ambyr Childers
as Elizabeth Dodd
Martin D. Dew
as Norman Conrad
Joshua Close
as Wayne Gregory
Jillian Bell
as Susan Gregory
Kevin Walsh
as Cliff Boyd
Lena Endre
as Mrs. Solstad
Madisen Beaty
as Doris Solstad
Patty McCormack
as Mildred Drummond
Mimi Cozzens
as Chi Chi Crawford
Price Carson
as V.A. Doctor
David Warshofsky
as Philadelphia Policeman
Mike Howard
as Rorschach Doctor
Bruce Goodchild
as V.A./Doctor Interview
Matt Hering
as V.A. Patient
Dan Anderson
as V.A. Patient
Andrew Koponen
as V.A. Patient
Jeffrey Jenkins
as V.A. Patient
Patrick Biggs
as V.A. Patient
Ryan Curtis
as V.A. Patient
Jay Laurence
as V.A. Patient
Abraxas Adams
as V.A. Patient
Tina Bruna
as Portrait Customer
Kevin Hudnell
as Portrait Customer
Hunter Craig
as Portrait Customer
Ryder Craig
as Portrait Customer
Rodion Salnikov
as Portrait Customer
Emily Gilliam
as Portrait Customer
Kody Klein
as Portrait Customer
Amy Ferguson
as Martha the Salesgirl
W. Earl Brown
as Fighting Businessman
Ariel Felix
as Filipino Worker
Vladimir Velasco
as Filipino Worker
John Mark Reyes
as Filipino Worker
Brian Fong
as Filipino Worker
Diane Cortejo
as Young Filipino Woman
Myrna de Dios
as Angry Filipino Woman
Katie Boland
as Young Woman
William O'Brien
as Hiring Hall Voice
Kevin J. O'Connor
as Bill William
Zan Overall
as Bartender
Barbara Brownell
as Margaret O'Brien
Brady Rubin
as Michelle Mortimer
Jill Andre
as Beatrice Campbell
Brigitte Hagerman
as New York Party Girl
Charley Morgan
as New York Lawyer
Barlow Jacobs
as James Sullivan
Liz Clare
as Dancer
Rose Fox
as Dancer
Kimberly Ables Jindra
as Processing Patient
Tom Knickerbocker
as Judge Phoenix
Emily Jordan
as British Receptionist
Amanda Caryn Jobbins
as British Receptionist
Napolean Ryan
as Pub Customer
Jennifer Neala Page
as Winn Manchester
Eban Schletter
as Band Member - Piano
Scott Rodgers
as Band Member - Drum
Melora Walters
as Band Member - Voice
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