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The Master (2012)

Drama
136 min.
Release Date
September 14, 2012 (Limited)
DVD Release Date
February 26, 2013 (Buy on Amazon)
Running Time
136 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated R for sexual content, graphic nudity and language

Set in America in the years following World War II, a charismatic intellectual (Philip Seymour Hoffman) launches a faith-based organization and taps a young drifter (Joaquin Phoenix) as his right-hand man. But as the faith begins to gain a fervent following, the onetime vagabond finds himself questioning the belief system he has embraced, and his mentor.... Full synopsis »

MOVIE REVIEW

Five years after There Will Be Blood, Paul Thomas Anderson returns with The Master, a drama loosely based on the founding of Scientology. The movie stars Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix as master and apprentice, respectively, and while they turn in powerful, Oscar-worthy performances, the final result is a drawn out, even boring film. Full movie review »
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