History YMMV / TheMaster

14th Sep '15 5:39:41 AM MHMhasf1998
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* CriticalDissonance: While the film has been acclaimed by critics (scoring an 86% on both RottenTomatoes and Metacritic), it has received an extremely polarized reaction from audiences (as evidenced by the 60% and 6.8 scores on their respective sites).

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* CriticalDissonance: While the film has been acclaimed by critics (scoring an 86% 85% on both RottenTomatoes and 86% on Metacritic), it has received an extremely polarized reaction from audiences (as evidenced by the 60% and 6.8 7.1 scores on their respective sites).
17th Dec '14 2:53:05 PM Psyclone
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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: To be expected when you have a movie whose protagonists consist of a near-animalistic alcoholic perverted and a charismatic yet megalomaniac deluded cult leader, with the latter's cruel LadyMacbeth-esque wife thrown into the mix.

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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: To be expected when you have a movie whose protagonists consist of a near-animalistic alcoholic perverted pervert and a charismatic yet megalomaniac deluded cult leader, with the latter's cruel LadyMacbeth-esque wife thrown into the mix.
17th Dec '14 2:13:51 PM Psyclone
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* {{Tearjerker}}: When Freddie first talks about Doris and much later, when the Master sings to Freddie.

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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: To be expected when you have a movie whose protagonists consist of a near-animalistic alcoholic perverted and a charismatic yet megalomaniac deluded cult leader, with the latter's cruel LadyMacbeth-esque wife thrown into the mix.
* JerkassWoobie: Freddie. The guy is clearly suffering from PTSD and falls in with a bunch of people whose means of "curing him" only make things worse but he is just so repulsive and far gone that even modern psychiatry would likely write him off as a lost cause.
* {{Tearjerker}}: When Freddie first talks about Doris and much later, when the Master sings to Freddie.
16th Jul '14 7:03:25 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* AcclaimedFlop: Critics loved the film, but it only grossed $20 million worldwide with a $35 million budget.
7th Dec '13 8:07:28 AM haloinsider
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** Its score by Johnny Greenwood was also seen as something in contention for recognition, but was likewise overlooked.
26th Jun '13 3:25:11 PM bency96
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* CriticalDisonance: While the film has been acclaimed by critics (scoring an 86% on both RottenTomatoes and Metacritic), it has received an extremely polarized reaction from audiences (as evidenced by the 60% and 6.8 scores on their respective sites).

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* CriticalDisonance: CriticalDissonance: While the film has been acclaimed by critics (scoring an 86% on both RottenTomatoes and Metacritic), it has received an extremely polarized reaction from audiences (as evidenced by the 60% and 6.8 scores on their respective sites).
26th Jun '13 3:24:36 PM bency96
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* CriticalDisonance: While the film has been acclaimed by critics (scoring an 86% on both RottenTomatoes and Metacritic), it has received an extremely polarized reaction from audiences (as evidenced by the 60% and 6.8 scores on their respective sites).
19th Jun '13 1:56:42 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* AwardSnub: Not being nominated for Best Original Screenplay, or Cinematography.
** Or Picture, or Director.
* HilariousInHindsight: When one views the film imagining that Phillip Seymour Hoffman's character (called The Master) who teaches a Scientology like religion...is the ACTUAL Master from Doctor Who. Who realizes that his obvious hypnosis and mad schemes never work, and plays it low-key. Starts his own religion, which is a much more subtle form of manipulation. Nothing weird (read: alien) ever happens so there is no reason for the Doctor to show up. An alternate interpretation is this is post-End of Time and he has turned over a new leaf and is wanting to help humans reach their potential.

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* AwardSnub: Not being nominated for Best Original Screenplay, Cinematography, Director or Cinematography.
** Or Picture, or Director.
* HilariousInHindsight: When one views the film imagining that Phillip Seymour Hoffman's character (called The Master) who teaches a Scientology like religion...is the ACTUAL Master from Doctor Who. Who realizes that his obvious hypnosis and mad schemes never work, and plays it low-key. Starts his own religion, which is a much more subtle form of manipulation. Nothing weird (read: alien) ever happens so there is no reason for the Doctor to show up. An alternate interpretation is this is post-End of Time and he has turned over a new leaf and is wanting to help humans reach their potential.
Picture.
11th Jun '13 1:38:37 PM movieman6456
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* HilariousInHindsight: When one views the film imagining that Phillip Seymour Hoffman's character (called The Master) who teaches a Scientology like religion...is the ACTUAL Master from Doctor Who. Who realizes that his obvious hypnosis and mad schemes never work, and plays it low-key. Starts his own religion, which is a much more subtle form of manipulation. Nothing weird (read: alien) ever happens so there is no reason for the Doctor to show up.

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* HilariousInHindsight: When one views the film imagining that Phillip Seymour Hoffman's character (called The Master) who teaches a Scientology like religion...is the ACTUAL Master from Doctor Who. Who realizes that his obvious hypnosis and mad schemes never work, and plays it low-key. Starts his own religion, which is a much more subtle form of manipulation. Nothing weird (read: alien) ever happens so there is no reason for the Doctor to show up. An alternate interpretation is this is post-End of Time and he has turned over a new leaf and is wanting to help humans reach their potential.
10th Jun '13 7:17:01 PM movieman6456
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* HilariousInHindsight: When one views the film imagining that Phillip Seymour Hoffman's character (called The Master) who teaches a Scientology like religion...is the ACTUAL Master from Doctor Who. Who realizes that his obvious hypnosis and mad schemes never work, and plays it low-key. Starts his own religion, which is a much more subtle form of manipulation. Nothing weird ever happens that causes the Doctor to show up.

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* HilariousInHindsight: When one views the film imagining that Phillip Seymour Hoffman's character (called The Master) who teaches a Scientology like religion...is the ACTUAL Master from Doctor Who. Who realizes that his obvious hypnosis and mad schemes never work, and plays it low-key. Starts his own religion, which is a much more subtle form of manipulation. Nothing weird (read: alien) ever happens that causes so there is no reason for the Doctor to show up.
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