Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Movie Review 2003

Information and Film Reviews for Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World the Movie

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Captain Jack Aubrey (Crowe) is the relentless commander of the HMS Surprise of the British navy, whose mission is to capture and destroy the Acheron, a much superior and larger French ship. Among the crew is best friend Maturin (Bettany), the ship's surgeon who serves as a quiet balance to Aubrey's fiery man of action. Epic contains some of the most spectacular naval battles ever filmed, but pays close attention to the relationships and respect that are forged in such extreme living conditions. Crowe does a brilliant job showcasing Aubrey's leadership and poise in battle, while Bettany takes a back seat to no one. Based on the first and tenth book of the nautical series by Patrick O'Brien.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 139 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Big Battles, Sail Away, Military: Navy, Period Piece: 19th Century, Doctors & Nurses, Buddies
Peter Weir, John Collee
Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, Billy Boyd, Max Pirkis, James D'Arcy, Mark Lewis Jones, Chris Larkin, Richard McCabe, Robert Pugh, Lee Ingleby, George Innes, David Threlfall, Edward Woodall, Ian Mercer, Max Benitz
Russell Boyd
Peter Weir
Christopher Gordon, Iva Davies, Richard Tognetti
Art Rochester, Lee Smith, Hector Romero, Wendy Stites, William Sandell
Peter Weir, Duncan Henderson, Jr. Samuel Goldwyn, Samuel Goldwyn Films, 20th Century-Fox, Miramax Films, Universal Pictures, 20th Century-Fox


Oscars 2003: Cinematog., Sound FX Editing; British Acad. 2003: Costume Des., Director (Weir), Sound; Natl. Soc. Film Critics 2003: Cinematog.

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