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The Master (2012)

Director:
Paul Thomas Anderson
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Drama
NORWEGIAN TITLE
The Master
RUNNING TIME
143 minutes
Producer:
Paul Thomas Anderson
Megan Ellison
Daniel Lupi
JoAnne Sellar
Screenwriter:
Paul Thomas Anderson


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Freddie Quell Joaquin Phoenix
Lancaster Dodd Philip Seymour Hoffman
Peggy Dodd Amy Adams
Elizabeth Dodd Ambyr Childers
Val Dodd Jesse Plemons
Clark Rami Malek
Helen Sullivan Laura Dern
Doris Solstad Madisen Beaty

 

Review

If Paul Thomas Anderson insists on making directionless, pretentious films about people who don't understand themselves or others around them, I'd rather he didn't populate them with such great actors trying their best to please him and/or me. You see, I cannot watch Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman for two hours without investing emotions in them and trying to understand them. Which is why it becomes so much more annoying when it turns out their great efforts is merely a showcase for Anderson's non-messages and misguided artsiness. What he tries to say with The Master is either so obvious that it's stupid or so pretentious that it's indiscernible, but either way it doesn't work. And if you think it does, it's because you've got your head so far up Mr. Anderson's ass that you cannot separate his shit from his shit.

 

Copyright 13.05.2013 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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