Tiago Cardoso’s review published on Letterboxd:
Another pure cinematic journey.
There is plenty of cinematic gold to keep your mind ticking through its more than two hours of running time.
The Master is remarkable in every detail with an cinematography absolutely stunning, a masterclass of composition.
With the recent notion of "alternative facts" being presented everyday by the media, The Master proves to be a timeless piece of cinema that goes way beyond telling the story of two interesting men…it draws a broad, complex and disturbing picture of our modern American civilization, and how fundamentally distorted human beings and interactions might have led to it.
Anderson's trademark dramatic scenarios stand true as the family structure is replaced by community, the protagonist is chock full of flaws, and a plethora of symbolic metaphors are dropped as if they were part of an Easter egg hunt and plenty of gold cinematography composition.