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

3.6 of 5 from 326 ratings
2h 12min
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Synopsis:
When "Lucky" Jack Aubrey's (Russell Crowe) ship is suddenly attacked by a superior enemy, despite heavy damage to the ship and much of his crew injured. Aubrey sets sail in a high-stakes exhilarating chase to intercept and capture their foe. It's a mission that can decide the fate of a nation - or destroy him and his crew.
Actors:
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Directors:
Writers:
Patrick O'Brian, Peter Weir
Others:
Russell Boyd, Stefen Fangmeier, Robert Stromberg, Nathan McGuinness, Robert Gould, Richard King, Dan Sudick, Lee Smith, Paul Massey, DM Hemphill, Daniel Sudick, William Sandell, Doug Hemphill, Art Rochester, Wendy Stites, Yolanda Toussieng, Arthur Rochester, Edouard Henriques III
Studio:
Miramax
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Drama
Awards:

2004 BAFTA Best Production Design

2004 BAFTA Best Sound

2004 BAFTA Best Costumes

2004 BAFTA Best Direction

2004 Oscar Best Cinematography

2004 Oscar Best Sound Editing

BBFC:
Release Date:
05/04/2004
Run Time:
132 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 5.1, English DTS 5.1
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing, None
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Master and Commander - The Feature
  • First Look at I, Robot
BBFC:
Release Date:
28/04/2008
Run Time:
132 minutes
Languages:
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Spanish DTS 5.1
Subtitles:
Danish, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Deleted scenes
  • Historical and geographic trivia track
  • Search content
  • Personal scene selections
  • Pop-up map
  • Theatrical trailer in high definition

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Reviews (2) of Master and Commander: The Far Side of The World

Crowe Nests in Brilliance - Master and Commander: The Far Side of The World review by JD

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17/10/2009

A swashbuckling full on action drama. The frequent references to the Natural History of the Gallapagos were a bit confusing. In fact most of the plot was a bit soft. Outstanding acting all round but most surprisingly from the younger cast.

1 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

A captivating naval-war epic in the early 19th century, narrated with panache - Master and Commander: The Far Side of The World review by Philip in Paradiso

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04/01/2022

During the Napoleonic Wars, in the early 19th century, Captain Jack Aubrey (Russell Crowe) of HMS Surprise is under orders to intercept the frigate, Acheron, a French privateer. Acheron is a heavier ship than HMS Surprise. The game of cat and mouse between the 2 ships takes place over a period of many weeks, around South America, from the coast of Brazil to the Galapagos Islands.

The film is excellent in every respect, in my opinion. The acting is uniformly good and convincing, and the story line is structured well and convincingly. I am not a specialist of the period and naval warfare in the early part of the 19th century, but my impression is that the reconstitution of conditions on board naval ships at the time, and the way that naval battles were fought, is remarkably detailed, accurate and realistic. When watching the film, you really feel that you are on that warship c. 1805. The movie also re-creates the iron hierarchy that exists on a ship very well, showing us very clearly the huge gap between ordinary seamen and officers. The battle scenes are breathtaking and spectacular. None of it ever feels contrived or fake.

Overall, I would say this is a fascinating film if you like this kind of movie. It seems to me that it is a tour de force, if one is going to use a French phrase. You will not be disappointed.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

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