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Master and Commander - The Far Side of the World

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Good movie!

    Russell Crowe puts on a good performance. Plot isn't as clear or exciting as it should be. Good movie though.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Almost Gets it Right

    I'm not going to lie: this film is a bit boring at times. When the ship is stranded with no wind, sweltering in the sun, you feel a little miserable too. When they crest yet another wave, you wonder how many more there are. But in the seemingly endless, pointless shots of the ship at sea, chasing its French nemesis, you begin to feel as if you are there, a part of the crew, suffering and celebrating with them through every mile of their journey. Sure, this story probably works best as the novels the movie was based on, but the soundtrack is amazing, and I guarantee you'll end up with a newfound respect for all of those who risked their lives on the high seas in the days before GPS. If you want to feel what it was like to go to sea, this is the movie for you. Plus, Paul Bettany is always a joy to watch, here as fussy ship doctor/scientist, Stephen Maturin.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Read the book

    If you liked the movie, READ THE BOOKS! Not even Peter Weir's excellent adaptation does Patrick O'Brian's 20-book series justice. They're wonderful, wonderful reads.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Great Movie...

    My husband and I rarely go to see movies. But we were very impressed by this one. It was a deep movie. Those who aren't into going to a movie to do some actually thinking, would enjoy this, however. I personally enjoy a movie that involves using a little thought process. The action sequences and the historical aspect was very good. I also enjoyed the fact that it was a very decent movie. It showed the reality of war, but without all the excess violence and language. A must see and a must own!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    An Epic Sea-fairing movie

    This movie was amazing. The cinematography was fantastic, especially in the battle scenes. The movie did not rely on a gorgeous cast or a tropical location to grasp your attention, but rather the camera and editing elements truly made the film what it was. My main critiques are that the movie was a bit too predictable (the cycle was quite recognisable), and that there was no central plot, mainly little vignettes of battle and dialogue. Overall, however, a fantastic movie with an amazingly talented cast and crew. I'd recommend it for people 14 and older if they have a strong stomach and are not ADD.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Correcting misstatements in quoted AllMovieGuide description above.

    This fine movie Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World is actually based on NOT one but TWO of the 20 Napoleanic War-era adventure novels (the two novels are in fact titled Master and Commander *and* The Far Side of the World) in author Patrick O'Brian's AUBREY/MATURIN series!!! This blending may prevent another good movie being made from the books, but I hope not. That's why I withheld the fifth star in my rating.

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