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The Master (2012)
Powerhouse performances in a mediocre film.
First of all I decided to watch this film as part of the 2013 best actor/supporting actor category and well I got what I came for. Joaquin Phoenix's performance is breathtaking,and probably his best yet.From the moment I was introduced to his character I was blown away at how he had immersed himself completely in the deranged vessel of Freddie Quell. Philip Seymour Hoffman once again gives an Oscar worthy performance as ''The Master'',the leader of a mysterious globe trotting cult,who takes Freddie under his wing.
The film as a whole though is weak at the hinges,a two and a half hour film that many will feel could have been cut down to two hours. The overall theme is understandably bleak and depressing but one would feel that the odd light hearted moment would not have gone amiss.
My final verdict is: If you are a fan of powerful acting or have a passing interest in the profession,then you will be enthralled by the two main performers in this picture.If you are the average movie goer then this is probably one to avoid.
Thanks for reading.