OVERRATED: The promotional push for 'The Master'

Shrouded in secrecy during its production, writer-director <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB000151" title="Paul Thomas Anderson" href="/topic/entertainment/paul-thomas-anderson-PECLB000151.topic">Paul Thomas Anderson</a>'s latest movie about a mysterious quasi-religious figure starring <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB0017764399" title="Philip Seymour Hoffman" href="/topic/entertainment/movies/philip-seymour-hoffman-PECLB0017764399.topic">Philip Seymour Hoffman</a> and <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB003418" title="Joaquin Phoenix" href="/topic/entertainment/movies/joaquin-phoenix-PECLB003418.topic">Joaquin Phoenix</a> may be the most heavily buzzed of the year. So why diminish the effect of that mystery by releasing more clips after a suitably mysterious trailer? The film remains that much more provocative otherwise. Don't spoil it.

( The Weinstein Company / February 24, 2012 )

Shrouded in secrecy during its production, writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson's latest movie about a mysterious quasi-religious figure starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix may be the most heavily buzzed of the year. So why diminish the effect of that mystery by releasing more clips after a suitably mysterious trailer? The film remains that much more provocative otherwise. Don't spoil it.

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