The Master

15 Certificate

2hr 23mins

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Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Laura Dern, Price Carson

Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson

The plot: Cult leader Lancaster Dodd welcomes sailor Freddie Quell into the fold as his "guinea pig and protege" despite the warnings of his wife Peggy. She recognises Freddie as a damaged and emotionally volatile soul, with a propensity for violence, who could attract the wrong sort of publicity to Lancaster's cause. However, her husband is determined to demonstrate his cerebral might and bend Freddie to his will.

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Orange movie-goers' reactions


  • " Excellent film. Thought provoking , superb performances and totally original. There is so much garbage at multi screen cinemas i was thrilled when this was being screened. Up there with magnolia and there will be blood. Anderson is The new kubrick ! " — Matthew, 40, Billingham

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Empire

"An often brilliant '50s-throwback character drama that never feels nostalgic, with terrific central performances and a luminous, unforgettable visual beauty."

Digital Spy

"This is a bold and ambitious drama about vilified outsiders who may just be kindred spirits."

Little White Lies

"All hail the master."

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