The Master Reviews: It Knows Where it's Going and How it Got There
09.17.12 by REELZ
It's difficult for a director to continue to up the ante as an auteur, but with The Master's record setting opening it's clear that director Paul Thomas Anderson didn't take anything in stride after his last critically praised outing, There Will Be Blood.
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What other critics are saying:
"This is a superbly crafted film that's at times intentionally opaque, as if its creator didn't want us to see all the way into its heart of darkness."
— Kenneth Turan, L.A. Times
"...an ambitious, challenging, and creatively hot-blooded but cool toned project that picks seriously at knotty ideas about American personality"— Lisa Schwarzbaum, EW.com
"It is a movie about the lure and folly of greatness that comes as close as anything I've seen recently to being a great movie."— A.O. Scott, New York Times
"...sharply written, unforgettably directed character study with brilliant performances by Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams"— Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"The Master is Paul Thomas Anderson with the edges sanded off, the best bits shorn down to nubs. "— Calum Marsh, Slant Magazine