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Sep 16, 2012 09:11 pm
Buck said: C
Went in want to love this. The performances, especially by Joquin are awesome. But I was underwhelmed by the story and the screenplay. Movie looks beautiful, but doesn't say much. A very LONG character study, with almost no character arc.
Sep 27, 2012 05:16 pm
Peneflix said: B
A PAINFUL JOURNEY DEPICTING THE HEALING OR DESTRUCTIVE POWERS OF A CULT. ACADEMY AWARD PERFORMANCES BY JOAQUIN PHOENIX AND PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN.
Oct 01, 2012 11:12 am
Greg said: F
A boring movie about unpleasant people. The movie had no focus; it started nowhere and ended nowhere. Outstanding acting could not save this waste of film.
Feb 25, 2013 10:35 pm
Dale said: F
Watching paint dry would have been more interesting than this film. Good acting can't save this snorefest.
Mar 08, 2013 02:59 am
Robyn said: B
Ultimately it's a plain sailing affair, with only its great performances to thank and shore up what's lacking in strength of story. "The Master" is a film that is too vague or compelling about it's Cause.