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The-Master-KA Rating 5 out of 5


  • Paul Thomas Anderson


  • Philip Seymour Hoffman
  • Joaquin Phoenix
  • Amy Adams
  • Laura Dern
  • Jesse Plemons


Paul Thomas Anderson follows the oily gothic of There Will Be Blood with another American obsession - self-help - in this masterly drama. Philip Seymour Hoffman is devilish dynamite as the charismatic cult leader of The Cause, a self-improvement "religion" not a million miles away from Scientology. Joaquin Phoenix, back from the wilderness of in-joke mockumentaries, also scores as a violent misfit who falls in with Hoffman’s gang of goofballs and is seen by the leader as a perfect test case for his outlandish theories. Funny, disturbing and thrilling; unlike real cults, The Master messes with your noggin in all the right ways.

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