By mjp1953
Written August 04, 2015
The hype for this plodding piece of film is so wrong. Although the acting is great, save the overly melodramatic performance of Amy Adams who I love, there is simply no story there....2 1/2 hrs of my life I can never get back...
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Not sure?!?

By b08lmg
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!
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Another Criticss Only Movie

By mimisflix
Written June 30, 2016
Another so called intellectual movie that critics rave about and leave the general public wondering what was so great. Not a single likable character and very slow moving (my husband fell asleep.) I will say the acting was really good. There are better movies to see.
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The Master

By beniciajim
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.
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May not be for everyone but some fine performances from the cast...

By Dezlovesmovies
Written October 25, 2016
First off, it is good to see Joaquin Phoenix back and he did an outstanding job playing this very troubled character in the movie. He physically became so thin for this character that I almost cringed at certain points seeing him so thin. Other than that, I think his performance was fantastic and this goes the same for Phillip Seymour Hoffman. I really think they will receive Oscar nominations for their work in this film. The rest of the cast was great as well. Overall I liked the movie and recommend it for anyone who wants to see some fine acting.
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