Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Image
Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 42 Critics

User Score
5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 463 Ratings

Summary: Based on author Patrick O'Brian's series of Aubrey/Maturin novels, the film is set during the Napoleonic Wars. Crowe is Captain "Lucky" Jack Aubrey, renowned as a fighting captain in the British Navy, and Bettany is ship's doctor Stephen Maturin. Their ship, the H.M.S. Surprise, is suddenly attacked by a superior enemy. With the Surprise badly damaged and much of his crew injured, Aubrey is torn between duty and friendship as he pursues a high-stakes chase across two oceans, to intercept and capture his foe. It's a mission that can make his reputation – or destroy Lucky Jack and his crew. (20th Century Fox)
Runtime: 138 min
Rating: Rated PG-13 for intense battle sequences, related images, and brief language.
Production: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA
Languages: English, French, Portuguese
Home Release Date: Apr 20, 2004
Director Credit
Peter Weir Director
Writer Credit
John Collee Screenplay
Patrick O'Brian Novels
Peter Weir Screenplay
Principal Cast Credit
James D'Arcy 1st Lt. Tom Pullings
Paul Bettany Dr. Stephen Maturin, Surgeon
Russell Crowe Capt. Jack Aubrey
Cast Credit
Chris Larkin Capt. Howard, Royal Marines
David Threlfall Preserved Killick, Captain's Steward
Edward Woodall 2nd Lt. William Mowett
Ian Mercer Mr. Hollar, Boatswain
Jack Randall Boyle, Midshipman
Lee Ingleby Hollom, Midshipman
Max Benitz Calamy, Midshipman
Max Pirkis Blakeney, Midshipman
Richard McCabe Mr. Higgins, Surgeon's Mate
Richard Pates Williamson, Midshipman
Robert Pugh Mr. Allen, Master
Tony Dolan Mr. Lamb, Carpenter
Producer Credit
Alan B. Curtiss Executive Producer
Bob Weinstein Co-Producer
Duncan Henderson Producer
Harvey Weinstein Co-Producer
Meyer Gottlieb Co-Producer
Peter Weir Producer
Samuel Goldwyn Jr. Producer
Todd Arnow Co-Producer
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