After what seems like years of waiting, Paul Thomas Anderson's uber-anticipated "The Master" is being released this Friday.

In it, Joaquin Phoenix plays a troubled ex-navy man who becomes enraptured by a new religion and the individual who started it (Philip Seymour Hoffman). The film has went on to sweep film festivals -- Paul Thomas Anderson won Venice's prestigious Silver Lion Award for direction and Phoenix and Hoffman, shared the best acting award.

But how have the critics reacted to this cerebral darling? Below, a round up of what everyone's saying about "The Master."

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