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Master and Commander

(DVD - 2004)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Master and Commander
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A sudden attack by a French warship inflicts casualties and severe damage upon his vessel, and a Captain of the British Royal Navy is torn between duty and friendship as he embarks on a thrilling high stakes chase across two oceans to capture the enemy.
Publisher: [S.l. : s.n.], 2004.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 138 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4in.
Additional Contributors: Crowe, Russell

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Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This movie was a welcome change for me in these times of computer generated this, that and the other... Don't get me wrong - that technology is terrific, and it does have its place... but this was... human. These sailors' vintage nautical lives were... captivating (albeit incredibly trying and difficult). I guess I'm envious. This 'David vs. Goliath' (brains vs. braun) tale was well written, and Russell Crowe is at his best. He was born for this role. Good musical score, also. Great flick.

Jan 16, 2011
  • PatEe rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is definitely a 'guy' movie, but highly entertaining none-the-less. Tends to dwell on things like doing surgery on yourself (please!) and other blood and guts scenes which slow down a great story. So unnecessary and detracting. And it is a great story as it touches on the human spirit very deeply. It is beautiful to watch.
Russell Crowe is an excellent Jack Aubrey, it seems to be a natural, fun fit for this actor. I would like to see another Patrick O'Brien story made into film.

Jun 09, 2010
  • BlackPhoenix rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A very, very good movie with a nice tiwst at the end. And the music in it is wonderful!

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Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Capt. Jack Aubrey: "England is under threat of invasion, and though we be on the far side of the world, this ship is our home. This ship IS England."

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Capt. Jack Aubrey: "Men must be governed! Often, not wisely, but governed nonetheless."

Dr. Stephen Maturin: "That's the excuse of every tyrant in history from Nero to Bonaparte..."

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