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Aro Recommended Master and Commander - The Far Side of the World


USA 2003, 132 minutes
Dir. Peter Weir
Rating: [M]
Genres: Action/Adventure, Suspense/Crime / War

Topics: Maritime, Period - 1800s.


Aroview: Vivid sea-chase yarn, set during the Napoleonic Wars, with Crowe commanding the screen as the sympathetic captain of a British frigate outgunned by a French warship.

Based on the historical novels by Patrick O'Brian, this tempers its grand action scenes on the high seas with a tangible below-decks realism and some adroit character conflicts, though the planks of the story creak throughout. Beautifully crafted however, this still stands as an eminent nautical thriller.

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DVD Features

  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • aspect ratio: 2.35:1

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