The Master

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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.

  1. Paul Thomas Anderson

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Joaquin Phoenix

    Joaquin Phoenix

    Freddie Quell

  2. Philip Seymour Hoffman

    Philip Seymour Hoffman

    Lancaster Dodd

  3. Amy Adams

    Amy Adams

    Peggy Dodd

  4. Laura Dern

    Laura Dern


  5. Jesse Plemons

    Jesse Plemons

    Val Dodd

  6. Ambyr Childers

    Ambyr Childers

    Elizabeth Dodd

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 17m

Budget $32,000,000.00

Revenue $28,258,060.00

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Release Information

  • September 14, 2012
    R, Theatrical



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A review by Pugwash

By Pugwash

Modern self-indulgent rubbish. Too long. I gained nothing from watching this. It's nicely photographed, but that is a given in the 21st century. The acting is fine, but this is a review of the movie as a whole. Don't waste your time.

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