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FilmMaster and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)

Category: Adventure
Sky:307Virgin:437
Mon 23 Apr
2:15pm-4:35pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
Certificate : 12 Subtitles

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Ye old seadogs
For those with yachting, dinghy and pleasure boat experience this 18th century warship film might bring back fond memories of life on the water but for ordinarly landlubbers it's a pretty ropey film taking on water from the start.
latefilm   8:44pm Mon 3 Feb Report Abuse

bored
this has now been on so many times it is a wonder the film has not worn out!
humble   3:00am Tue 12 Apr Report Abuse

Excellent sea story
Perhaps you're not very familiar with the sea, Cakeman? Speaking as a yachtsman, this is the best filming of nautical atmosphere I have ever seen. Usually those of us who sail are very conscious of the falsity of sea matters in films."Master and Commander.." captures shipboard life and ship handling excellently and is very faithful to the brilliant novels of Patrick O'Brien.
Sailor   7:02pm Sat 19 Feb Report Abuse

Weir and Crowe
I'm a big fan of Peter Weir since his early masterpieces 'Picnic at Hanging Rock'and 'Witness' - but his gift to engage with atmosphere and character falls well short here - in fact 'bilge' is the best description from ocean going terminology, I can think of.
Cakeman   7:48pm Thu 23 Dec Report Abuse

UNMISSABLE
A TRULY GREAT FILM THAT MAKES YOU PROUD TO BE ENGLISH GREAT ACTING FROM CROWE AND HIS CREW SEEN MANY TIMES AND WILL WATCH LATER
IAN C   7:43am Thu 23 Dec Report Abuse

Ships of wood, men of iron
Terrific film that captures the look, feel, sounds, humour and brutality of Nelsons navy during the Napoleonic Wars. Both funny and moving, it's such a shame there wasn't any sequals to mine the wealth of Patric O'Brians masterfull novels.
KBeee   2:01pm Sat 16 Oct Report Abuse

Tall Ships Battle
Very good and makes a nice change from all the reality drivle & football about. I gave it a 10, well worth it.
GettinBetter   6:14pm Mon 23 Jun Report Abuse

A masterpiece
Peter Weir has captured Napoleonic naval warfare in the way that Das Boot did for WW2 submarine warfare. Stunning action scenes - but listen on a really good hifi in the battles , astounding. Paul Bettany steals the film in a bravura performance as the scentist-come surgeon-come spy
Ginantonnix   6:00pm Sat 29 Mar Report Abuse

Master and Commander
Great! never a dull moment, a must see movie.
Womble   11:00am Sat 29 Mar Report Abuse

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The captain of a British warship engages in a tense battle of wits and an escalating test of nerves with a French counterpart during the Napoleonic conflict, a pursuit that takes his crew on a dangerous journey along the coast of South America. Seafaring drama, adapted from Patrick O'Brian's novels, starring Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, James D'Arcy, Billy Boyd and Edward Woodall

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