Based on 132 votes and 42 reviews
Dustin Hoffman has done it again.
We already knew Seymour Philip Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix could act. Movie doesn't make much sense. Sometimes one could not understand what Phoenix was saying because he mumbled. Phoenix looks too old for the part, even allowing for the dissipation his character's being a perpetual drunkard would have caused. Things don't hang together, aren't explained. Phoenix either has severe scoliosis or his character does, but this is never alluded to, and though he llooks as if always in pain, and frequently holds his back just to stand upright--it made my back sore just to watch him--even so his character is always brawling and doing well at it. The scoliosis is never alluded to. Why the othe
Just surburb acting all round from this cast. Movie itself was a little wierd to say the least
Hoffman has done it again! His best since MEET THE FOCKERS!
Easily the best movie of the year. Doesn't spoon feed the audience. Use your brain.
My wife walked out ....I was bored to death. Exceptional acting but still a bad movie.
was an ok movie. given the topic is very cultic in nature, w/ manipulation of vulnerable minds as the theme. audience is put through a kind of 'endurance' test experiment to see how one falls into the same trap as the subjects being watched, fall to psychological querying environment of a manipulative charismatic leader. it does, however, interestingly make you rethink how to think of your future life though.
Incredibly boring ! The story line is lame. I am a fan of JP. He should have won best actor for "Walk the Line". As for this movie it seemed like it was shot as an "independent movie" but made for the masses. It just doesn't work. Unfortunate waste of talent.
What a waste of two great talents! Even they couldn't save this piece of trash. An insomniac's dream movie.
pretty good one
Hoffman's best since Rain Man.
I only come to the theater to watch exceptional acting and directing of a movie.And I was not disappointed. I knew JP would be this good
The movie -- the masterpiece of a genius!
Simply the best movie of the year!
Absolutely one of the worst movies I have ever seen BUT the acting was "brilliant"....
Fine performances in a disgusting film with a puzzling story line. The studios have chosen to market an art house film for the mass audience. I wonder how they pitched this offal to their investors. Appropriately doing poorly at the box office. I cant wait for it to meet its deserved oblivion
The Master is agreat movie, the best of the year so far!Phoenix gives the performance of his carier! A new American clessic.
The ratings must have been manipulated - this movie is nonsense - tradh!
Awful, a load of rubbish.
absolute drivel..waste of time..rather clean out a dumpster with a toothbrush
Dustin Hoffman continues to amaze.
Funny, all the bad reviews are probably from Scientologists since they think this film is losely based on L. Ron Hubbard starting their "religion" because he was bored.
PSH is inspired with his performance, but Joaquin is outstanding and seemed truly mad! Interesting film and thought process. If you're a thinker of social mores, you've got to see this one!
The most boring movie I have seen in the Theatre. I fell sleep on and off and wondered when it was going to be over.
What??? Brilliant and 'out there' all at once.
My wife and I walked out. We've never done that before. Horrendous!
I was greatly disappointed with this movie, very long, dragged out and seemed parts kept repeating over and over. Surprised at Joaquin Phoenix to take a part like this but happy to see him back acting again.
Terrible movie. Seemed like it was never going to end.
Philip Seymour Hoffman & Joaquin Phoenix were great in this movie (father/sonish). They played off each other exceptionally well. Go see it with an open mind.
Philip Seymour Hoffman is an exceptional actor as are Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Adams. He was not in either Rain Man or The Fockers. That was Dustin Hoffman.The Master is very well done
While the movie certainly had it's merits, a strong story line was not among them. It was overly long and a tad dull.
Movie itself was absolutely atrocious! There's 2.5hrs of my life i will never get back but excellent accting by Phoenix!
Hoffman ? Tootsie ? You have a brain the size of a pea ! It's Seymor Hoffman ! Get a mitt and get in the game !
Hoffman hasn't been this good since Tootsie!
Dustin Hoffman is still the best actor on the planet.
Bored to tears but having said that, Phoenix and Hoffman were fabulous
Hoffman, phoenix incredible. The movie itself, boring.
brilliant acting, but it could have been a lot better.
Worst movie EVER!