The Master Reviews

  • Oct 03, 2020

    The Master is a pretty nice movie about a lost man finding solace in his own way, but it doesn't introduce anything memorable like Paul Thomas Anderson's other films, such as There Will Be Blood. It is still a good product and an intriguing story, just not a masterpiece.

    The Master is a pretty nice movie about a lost man finding solace in his own way, but it doesn't introduce anything memorable like Paul Thomas Anderson's other films, such as There Will Be Blood. It is still a good product and an intriguing story, just not a masterpiece.

  • Sep 25, 2020

    The Master is incredibly sophisticated in its screenplay and performances, but becomes increasingly easy to disengage with.

    The Master is incredibly sophisticated in its screenplay and performances, but becomes increasingly easy to disengage with.

  • Sep 07, 2020

    Superb (career best) performances from Phoenix and Hoffman. Heartbreaking, beautiful, tragic, mesmerizing, so many words describe this underappreciated masterpiece about a narcissistic philosopher's friendship & deep bond with a broken navy veteran.

    Superb (career best) performances from Phoenix and Hoffman. Heartbreaking, beautiful, tragic, mesmerizing, so many words describe this underappreciated masterpiece about a narcissistic philosopher's friendship & deep bond with a broken navy veteran.

  • Sep 04, 2020

    5 bags if you're not sober, less if you are (it is abstract). You gotta love Joaquin, and he was so thin here just like Joker. It's crazy he was still that skinny in 2019.

    5 bags if you're not sober, less if you are (it is abstract). You gotta love Joaquin, and he was so thin here just like Joker. It's crazy he was still that skinny in 2019.

  • Sep 02, 2020

    A smart, engrossing, challenging and inventive exploration of religion, faith, mental illness and violence. Despite some of its content is not for everyone's taste, and not being as compelling as his previous works, Paul Thomas Anderson's direction and script are superb, and the performances from Joaquín Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman are excellent.

    A smart, engrossing, challenging and inventive exploration of religion, faith, mental illness and violence. Despite some of its content is not for everyone's taste, and not being as compelling as his previous works, Paul Thomas Anderson's direction and script are superb, and the performances from Joaquín Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman are excellent.

  • Jul 30, 2020

    Could be PTA's masterpiece, some of the best acting I've ever seen in a film. Phoenix and Hoffman are unbelievable

    Could be PTA's masterpiece, some of the best acting I've ever seen in a film. Phoenix and Hoffman are unbelievable

  • Jul 29, 2020

    More pointless than profound.

    More pointless than profound.

  • Jul 10, 2020

    I felt as though this movie wasn't sure what exactly was it trying to do. The main 2 characters felt under-developed to be a strictly character driven movie. The plot was subtly addressing a whole slew of things (returning from war, cults, the era), but never fully indulged any of them. I was left feeling like something was missing, and wasn't compelled enough by the characters to want to watch it again.

    I felt as though this movie wasn't sure what exactly was it trying to do. The main 2 characters felt under-developed to be a strictly character driven movie. The plot was subtly addressing a whole slew of things (returning from war, cults, the era), but never fully indulged any of them. I was left feeling like something was missing, and wasn't compelled enough by the characters to want to watch it again.

  • Jul 07, 2020

    Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master is literally the best feature film I ever seen.

    Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master is literally the best feature film I ever seen.

  • Jul 04, 2020

    عمل فني يرسم بورتريه لجندي مضطرب نفسيا في حالة ضياع بعد انتهاء الحرب العالمية الثانية ويستمر في حالة عدم استقرار في كافة جوانب حياته حتى يلتقي صدفة مع طبيب نفسي يقوم بتأسيس طائفة دينية جديدة بفلسفة خاصة، حتى يقرر اعتناق أفكاره وأساليبه العلاجية حد الهوس، لم يكن الفيلم ليرسم هذا الإطار للشخصية المضطربة نفسيا بدون براعة وتفاني خواكين فينيكس.

    عمل فني يرسم بورتريه لجندي مضطرب نفسيا في حالة ضياع بعد انتهاء الحرب العالمية الثانية ويستمر في حالة عدم استقرار في كافة جوانب حياته حتى يلتقي صدفة مع طبيب نفسي يقوم بتأسيس طائفة دينية جديدة بفلسفة خاصة، حتى يقرر اعتناق أفكاره وأساليبه العلاجية حد الهوس، لم يكن الفيلم ليرسم هذا الإطار للشخصية المضطربة نفسيا بدون براعة وتفاني خواكين فينيكس.