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Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
  • PG-13
  • 2h 19m
  • 2003
Certified Fresh85%
Common Sense Media Iconage 13+
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Set during the Napoleonic Wars, a group of seamen set out to explore the differences between their lives and the other side of the world, ending up in the Galapagos Islands.
© 2003 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Miramax Film Corp. and Universal City Studios LLLP. All rights reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Certified Fresh85%
Critics Consensus: Russell Crowe's rough charm is put to good use in this masterful adaptation of Patrick O'Brian's novel.
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Intense battle scenes and a strong story of friendship.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World features prolonged and intense battle violence and graphic scenes of surgery; bloody wounds of both adults and children are visible, too. Crew members are shown being shot, whipped, and committing suicide, too. Drinking is frequent (even among young officers) and adults smoke cigars and pipes. Occasional words like "hell" and "Goddamn" are audible, as are a few sexist remarks. All of this is offered in context, and is balanced with strong messages about loyalty, friendship, and duty to one's country.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
Positive Role Models
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Action
  • Release Date:November 14, 2003
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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