Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

By Peter Weir

  • Genre: Peter Weir
  • Release Date: 2003-11-14
  • Advisory Rating: 12
  • Runtime: 2h 18min
  • Director: Peter Weir
  • Production Company: Universal Pictures
  • iTunes Price: GBP 5.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: GBP 3.49
From 1,902 Ratings


Captain “Lucky” Jack Aubrey (Russell Crowe) is a renowned fighting captain in the British Navy. But when his ship, the Surprise, is suddenly attacked by a superior enemy, Aubrey is torn between duty and friendship as he pursues a high-stakes chase across two oceans to intercept and capture his foe. With a badly damaged ship and an injured crew, this mission can save his reputation, or destroy them all. Nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture!




  • A brilliant adaptation

    By Trackend
    One of the few films that has the feeling of the original books it was taken from a first rate tale of the sea
  • A must see.

    By BrownApple1
    One of my favourites. Gripping and beautiful.
  • Absolute masterpiece

    By Dan1780
    An absolute beautifully filmed movie, i wish there was a sequel!!
  • Great film, would recommend

    By Catherine24601
    Brilliantly acted, excellent plot and an exquisite soundtrack- what more could you wish for?
  • Lovely film

    By Denchanter
    Good performances all round
  • Marvellous - would love to see a sequel directed by Peter Weir

    By Brugge-Bruges
    Loved this film, excellent on so many levels, from the direction to the acting to the script and, of course, the attention to detail. Where's the sequel?
  • Master and commander

    By Uberkiter
    Quite frankly one of the best films there is out there to date.. The way it was all brought together with a fantastic cast, riveting and wonderful. A real insight into how it might have been.. Superb, will they ever make a follow on?
  • Stunning!

    By sausage n mustard
    Peter Weir is a genius!
  • Superb

    By Evansjaf
    I've read every book in the Aubrey / Maturin series, and I love them. Patrick O'Brian loved this period of history, and the books are fantastic. When this first came out at the cinema, I was slightly anxious that they would destroy his work with a poor movie, but I was not disappointed. The film captures the spirit of the books perfectly. The director is not afraid to take his time, and the scenes are expertly paced - hardly surprising from the man who brought us Gallipoli. Russell Crow and Paul Bettany do a good job too and the relationship between the leads is spot on. The film is wonderul. Thank you, Peter Weir.
  • Superb!

    By Vektor Elektrik
    A superb film with great acting, props and costumes. Great cannon fire effects on my 5,1 stereo and I particularly liked the classical music.