Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

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"The courage to do the impossible lies in the hearts of men."
  • PG-13
  • 2003
  • 2 hr 18 min
  • 7.5  (236,607)
  • 81

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World is a highly acclaimed film released in 2003 that tells the story of the HMS Surprise, a British warship commanded by the highly respected and successful Captain Jack Aubrey, played by Russell Crowe. Chief among his trusted colleagues is the ship's surgeon and Aubrey's close friend, Dr. Stephen Maturin, played by Paul Bettany.

The film opens with Aubrey and his crew on a perilous mission to locate and eradicate the French warship, Acheron, which has been causing major disruption and damage to the British Navy's supply lines. The Acheron is a much larger vessel than the Surprise, and their crew is able to outmaneuver and outgun the Surprise at every turn. Aubrey is determined to catch and defeat this superior ship despite insurmountable odds.

As the journey continues, the crew faces numerous dangers, including a fierce storm that damages their ship and injures several sailors. Despite these setbacks, Aubrey's dedication to his crew and his mission never wanes.

Adding to the tension of the film is the close friendship and intellectual union between Captain Aubrey and Dr. Maturin. While the Captain is the man in charge of the ship, it is often the doctor who provides him with the moral and intellectual guidance he needs to make the tough decisions that are required of him. The two men serve as excellent foils for one another, with the reckless and impulsive nature of Captain Aubrey sometimes threatening to put everyone on board at risk, and the cautious and deliberate nature of Dr. Maturin sometimes leading him to oppose his friend's plans.

Perhaps the most notable aspect of Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World is its dedication to historical accuracy in depicting life on a British warship during the Napoleonic Wars. The film is based on the beloved series of novels by Patrick O'Brian, and filmmakers went to great lengths to capture the look and feel of shipboard life during this era. The acting performances are especially notable, with Russell Crowe and Paul Bettany delivering incredibly nuanced portrayals of their respective characters.

Overall, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World is a thrilling, action-packed adventure that transports audiences to a different time and place. The relationships between the characters are deep and complex, allowing viewers to become fully immersed in the world of the British Navy during this tumultuous period in history. It is a must-see film for fans of historical dramas, action movies, and naval warfare.

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World is a 2003 adventure movie with a runtime of 2 hours and 18 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.5 and a MetaScore of 81.

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
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  • Release Date
    2003
  • MPAA Rating
    PG-13
  • Runtime
    2 hr 18 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (236,607)
  • Metascore
    81