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PG-13| 2 hr. 19 min.

Plot Summary
In 1805, aboard the H.M.S. Surprise, the brash Captain Jack Aubrey (Russell Crowe) and his trusted friend, the ship's scholarly surgeon, Stephen Maturin (Paul Bettany), are ordered to hunt down and capture a powerful French vessel off the South American coast. Though Napoleon is winning the war and the men and their crew face an onslaught of obstacles, including their own internal battles, "Lucky Jack" is determined that nothing will stop the Surprise from completing its mission.

Cast: Russell Crowe , Paul Bettany , Billy Boyd , James D'Arcy , Lee Ingleby , George Innes , Mark Lewis Jones , Chris Larkin

Director: Peter Weir

Genres: Adventure, War, Drama

Distributor: 20th Century Fox

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)

Release Date: November 14th, 2003|2 hr. 19 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Crowe -- fierce, funny and every inch the hero -- gives a blazing star performance. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    For all the movie's coarse grandeur -- for all the blood in its battle scenes and the grim historical accuracy of its depiction of antediluvian medical procedures -- the story of Master and Commander feels like something intended not for adults but for children. show more

  • 88
    Mike Clark USA Today

    And novel insights notwithstanding, this is a plain old good movie, too. show more

  • July 26, 2009 srbgodsmack1992
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    By far one of my favorite films of all time.

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