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Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World (2003)

Cast: Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, Billy Boyd, James D'Arcy, George Innes, Mark Lewis Jones, Robert Pugh, David Threlfall, Edward Woodall

Director(s): Peter Weir

Language: English

Genre: Adventure

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Based on a series of books by Patrick O'Brian, and directed by Peter Weir, MASTER AND COMMANDER plunges viewers deep into the story of a British Navy ship at sea during the Napoleonic war. Russell Crowe stars as Aubrey, the charismatic captain who wrestles with issues like honor, pride, duty, sacrifice and loyalty while using ingenious tactics to engage his prey--a much larger and better-equipped French Man o' War. Paul Bettany plays his friend, the ship's doctor, who cautions Aubrey about letti... [Get complete synopsis]


atomheartmother wrote on April 16, 2005, 5:29 pm
Mood: Thoroughly entertained
AWESOME!!! Simply awesome movie!! This intelligent and beautiful movie has it all - action, intrigue,thrilling battle scenes and even a nice touch of humour! In my mind this is the role that Russell Crowe was born to play!! SEE THIS MOVIE!!!
Deril wrote on April 16, 2005, 10:15 pm
I guess I was the only one on the planet who just didn't get this one. I thought it was very over rated, and I really don't understand why it got so many Oscar nominations. This movie reminds me of the English Patient, in that it was very highly acclaimed, but I thought it stunk.
MasterWoodsman wrote on April 17, 2005, 1:53 am
I agree with AtomHeart. Sorry Deril, but I thought this was a great movie also. I learnt a lot about ships and naval tactics from this movie, and I liked the difficult relationship between the captain and the naturalist. A bit delicate, with some fighting scenes, and no silly twist ending. Very enjoyable. But not for everyone!
Jefferygn wrote on April 29, 2005, 3:57 pm
Mood: Recovering from yesterday's anxiety attack...
As a pot, I will be siding with a plont on this one. Deril, you're right, this movie was a major disappointment. Sure the art direction was remarkable, as were the special effects. Heck, even the acting and the writing was decent. But, la Elaine in Seinfeld when refering to The English Patient, "it was soooo boring!".

It's true; I found the film really dull and slow moving. And don't get me wrong, I love a good slow deliberate film, but this film left me bored and uninterested. And I had the girlfriend-at-the-time, who had some unfortunate POT tendencies, beside me when I saw it, and even she didn't like it.

The stars I give are for set design, art direction, costume, special effects, and overall beauty.

suaveay wrote on February 17, 2006, 9:57 pm
One man's love affair with his ship.

An excellent examination of the era and the genre. Brilliant.

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