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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.

Why is The Master rated R? The MPAA rated The Master R for sexual content, graphic nudity and language

The Master
Rating & Content Info

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

Why is The Master rated R? The Master is rated R by the MPAA for sexual content, graphic nudity and language

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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The Master
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Sexually Suggestive Scenes, Coarse and Sexual Language.
Alberta 14A Coarse Language, Nudity, Sexual Content.
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended For Children, Sexual Content, Coarse Language.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Nudity, Sexual Content.
Quebec 13+
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

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Cast and Crew

The Master is directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Jesse Plemons.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Master movie is February 25, 2013. Here are some details…

The Master releases to home video on February 26, 2013 with the following extras:

- Back Beyond” Outtakes - Additional Scenes Music by Jonny Greenwood (20 min)

- “Unguided Message” - 8 Minute Short

- Behind the Scenes Featurette

- Teasers and Trailers

- “Let There Be Light” (1946) - John Huston’s landmark documentary about WWII veterans (58 Minutes)

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Philip Seymour Hoffman stars as another maligned religious leader in Doubt and Joaquin Phoenix plays a troubled performer in Walk the Line. Amy Adams usually appears in lighter scripts, like Julie & Julia, Enchanted and The Muppets.

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