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The Master

After surviving the horrors of World War II, Freddie Quell (Joaquin Phoenix) has trouble fitting back into civilian life until he meets a self-proclaimed philosopher (Philip Seymour Hoffman) and joins his controversial religious movement. Get the movie review and more. »


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Run Time: 138
Theater Release: 21 Sep 2012
Video Release: 25 Feb 2013
MPAA Rating: R
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Why Is The Master Rated R?

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Portrayals of mild violence.

- Brief explicit violence.

Sexual Content:

- Sexual references and innuendo.

- Detailed female frontal nudity in a non-sexual context.

- Portrayals of sexual activity with breast and buttock nudity shown..

- Simulated sexual activity.

- Implied sexual activity.

- Crude content.

- Embracing and kissing.

- Fondling.


- Frequent use of the sexual expletive, sometimes in a sexual or aggressive context.

- Infrequent use of scatological slang, vulgar expressions, ethno-cultural slurs, and sexual language.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Tobacco use

- Frequent portrayals of alcohol abuse.

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