Monday, November 11, 2013

Review: The Master

Freddie, a volatile, heavy-drinking veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress
disorder, finds some semblance of a family when he stumbles onto the ship of Lancaster Dodd, the charismatic leader of a new "religion" he forms after World War II.
Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Laura Dern, Ambyr Childers, Rami Malek, Jesse Plemons, Kevin J. O'Connor, Christopher Evan Welch, Madisen Beaty
Paul Thomas Anderson
Drama, Indie Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, Blu-ray
This movie is:
I watched this movie because I love Phillip Seymour Hoffman and I have to admit, he did a superb job.  As did Joaquin Phoenix.  The problem is I loathed Freddy and had little sympathy for his character.  The new "religion" was definitely a cult and the processing sessions interesting but not enough for 2 and a half hours.  It was okay and I was rather disappointed.


1 comment:

  1. This is not a movie that I would probably watch, but I appreciate the head's up. I'm sorry you didn't enjoy it more.


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