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The Master

HD   R Closed Captioning

Paul Thomas Anderson

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About the Movie

Haunted by his past, WW-II veteran and drifter Freddie Quell crosses paths with a mysterious movement called The Cause, led by Lancaster Dodd, aka The Master, and his wife Peggy. Their twisted relationship is the core of this film which THE NEW YORK TIMES called “a glorious and haunting symphony of color, emotion and sound with camera movements that elicit an involuntary gasp and feats of acting that defy comprehension.” Will Freddie be able to outrun his past? Will The Cause help or hurt him? Can this tortured, violent creature be civilized? Or is man, after all, just a dirty animal? Starring 2012 ACADEMY-AWARD® NOMINEES for Best Actor, Joaquin Phoenix, Best Supporting Actor, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, and Best Supporting Actress, Amy Adams, ROLLING STONE calls THE MASTER “A mind bending cinematic landmark.”

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 235
  • Fresh: 201
  • Rotten: 34
  • Average Rating: 8.1/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: 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. – Tom Charity,, Jan 8, 2013

Fresh: [A] challenging, psychologically fraught drama. – J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader, Jan 8, 2013

Fresh: The Master may go down as one of Paul Thomas Anderson's most compelling works for two simple reasons: Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman. – Cary Darling, Dallas Morning News, Sep 22, 2012

Fresh: 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. – CJ Johnson, ABC Radio (Australia), Dec 4, 2012

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Customer Reviews


Anti-hero is disgusting, a pig, and so is everyone else. I wish I had never seen it and I'm trying to get it out of my Apple TV library. I did not finish it.

Fantastic film

True to America’s turning away from traditional, religious belief systems in the 20th century. It’s a voyage, not a mere movie.

Cool movie

I thought this was a really cool film, very interesting subject matter...expertly crafted drama. Hoffman and Phoenix were outstanding.

The Master
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  • $7.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2012

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