Written October 03, 2012
Excellent acting but no storyline whatsoever. 2+ hours of boredom. Almost no one in the theatre. One couple left after about 30 minutes. I should have joined the exodus.
Written September 24, 2012
There are so many nuances and the material is so rich that I believe I may have to see it again to form an opinion.
There are definite scenes that will stay with you!
Written September 22, 2012
Probably the most all-consuming movie I have seen in a long time. Hoffman and Phoenix were amazing The sound and XD enhanced every scene. The closeups of Hoffman-the way Phoenix used his body to complete his characterization of Freddie made me queasy and anxious,,,,I was there.
During the sixties and seventies there were many "Masters:" having many of the same personality quirks of the Master. They too passed into anonymity.
Written September 21, 2012
A big disappointment. There was essentially no point at all to this movie. None. Zip - nada. And I pride myself in always being able to get the subtle details of a movie. This was just a bunch of scenes with no real purpose. The acting was a disappointment as well - it could have been great if it had had a purpose - but there was none to be had. After all the hype - its just a no meaning artsie fartsie movie (and I usually like them).
Written September 14, 2012
It's great to see Anderson back with Phillip Seymour Hoffman in another masterpiece of character and authentic time and place film making. Just like There Will Be Blood, The Master gets under your skin to tell you a piece of the American myth in a more truthful way than anyone has done before.