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The Master [DVD] [Canadian; French; dition Spciale]

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  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Paul Thomas Anderson's THE MASTER stars Joaquin Phoenix as a psychologically damaged war veteran who finds himself working for Lancaster Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman), a charismatic figure building his own religion. As the alcoholic, self-destructive former soldier becomes more deeply involved with the leader of this cult-like organization, his natural instincts keep him from embracing his new position as strongly as others in the group would hope. THE MASTER screened at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.
  • Credits
    Joaquin, Rafael Bottom, Leaf Phoenix, Lief Phoenix, Joaquin Phoenix, Philip, S. Hoffman, Philip, Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Laura Dern, Jesse Plemons
  • Critic Reviews
    3.5 stars out of 5 -- "THE MASTER is a big screen marvel intended for 70mm projection...with some beautiful imagery..."
    Box Office

    "THE MASTER is masterful for sure....Two things stand out: the extraordinary command of cinematic technique...and the tremendous portrayals by Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman..."
    Hollywood Reporter

    "[B]oth grand -- and grandiose -- and intimate....Paul Thomas Anderson's remarkable sixth feature addresses, by extension, the all-too-human process of eager seekers falling under the spell of charismatic authority figures..."
    Wall Street Journal

    "This is a superbly crafted film....It's a film bristling with vivid moments and unbeatable acting..."
    Los Angeles Times

    4 stars out of 4 -- "Fierce and ferociously funny, THE MASTER is a great movie, the best of the year so far, and new American classic."
    Rolling Stone

    "[O]ne of the great movies of the year -- an ambitious, challenging, and creatively hot-blooded but cool-toned project..." -- Grade: A
    Entertainment Weekly

    "[An] imposing, confounding and altogether amazing new film..."
    New York Times

    "THE MASTER is fabulously well-acted and crafted....It has two performances of Oscar caliber..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

    "As Freddie,Joaquin Phoenix is entirely transformed -- it's a magnificent performance of remarkable physicality."

    5 stars out of 5 -- "THE MASTER is a breathtaking, singular, technically audacious film, white-hot with emotion..."
    Total Film

    "The indeterminate spaces of Anderson's film leave plenty of room for the viewer to fill in, making THE MASTER easily the best movie this year to talk about..."
    Sight and Sound

    "Amy Adams is terrific....Anderson creates a beautiful if strange version of 1950s America, shot in a kind of period Kodachrome..."

    5 stars out of 5 -- "[W]ith terrific performances and a luminous, unforgettable visual beauty."

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