- Rated: PG-13
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: April 20, 2004
- Originally Released: 2003
- Label: 20th Century Fox
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.39
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French
- Dolby Surround - Spanish
- DTS 5.1 - English
- Subtitles - English, Spanish - Optional
- Additional Release Material:
- Audio Commentary: Peter Weir - Director
- Bonus Trailers
- Sizzle Pieces
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Academy Awards 2003 -
Best Cinematography: Russell Boyd
Los Angeles Times - 11/14/2003
"...To see Crowe as Capt. Jack Aubrey in MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD is to see a consummate performer doing what he does best..."
New York Times - 11/14/2003
"...The battle sequences are filmed with impressive coherence and rigor..."
Entertainment Weekly - 11/21/2003
"...[A] masterful and commanding film....A story in full billow..."
Rolling Stone - 11/27/2003
"...A rousing high-seas adventure that sweeps you into another world..."
Sight and Sound - 12/31/2003
"[I]t's the film's thoughtful use of naturalism as metaphor and plot device that gives MASTER AND COMMANDER a sense of Tom Stoppard-like, upscale intelligence."
USA Today - 11/14/2003
"[T]his is a plain old good movie….it ought to find fans among the young and the old and both genders."
Chicago Sun-Times - 12/21/2003
"[A]n intelligent movie about men tested by the sea. Director Peter Weir mounts an impressive production..."
Movieline's Hollywood Life - 02/01/2004
"[I]t's a wonderfully vivid journey to a distant time and place."
Uncut - 01/01/2004
"The detailed depiction of shipboard life is total and overwhelming."
Ultimate DVD - 05/01/2008
4 stars out of 5 -- "It's all about sweeping views of 1700s battleships, tropical islands speckled across the horizon and weather-beaten shots of Russell Crowe."
Based On A Novel |
Essential Cinema |
Theatrical Release |
- Theatrical Release Date: November 14, 2003