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The Master


Sep 20, 2012

Latest Home Video

Feb 25, 2013

MPAA Rating



Paul Thomas Anderson


Philip Seymour Hoffman
Joaquin Phoenix
Amy Adams
Jesse Plemons


2012 Weinstein Company

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We do not have a full review for this movie because it is rated R in the US and we usually only review G, PG, and PG-13 movies. However we do have details about the content you can expect to see in this movie in the "Content Details" section below.


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.

Content Details

Why Is The Master Rated R?

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

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Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in The Master...

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.

Home Video Viewing Alternatives

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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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Canadian Movie Ratings

14A Sexually Suggestive Scenes, Coarse and Sexual Language.
AB 14A Coarse Language, Nudity, Sexual Content.
MB 14A Not Recommended For Children, Sexual Content, Coarse Language.
ON 14A Coarse Language, Nudity, Sexual Content.
QC 13+

Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A

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Details on home video releases of The Master...

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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