Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)

8.0 / Rated by 3 people

138 min.
Plot  During the Napoleonic Wars, Captain Jack Aubrey of HMS ''Surprise'' is ordered to fight the French privateer ''Acheron''. ''Acheron'' ambushes ''Surprise'', causing heavy damage, while remaining undamaged by the British guns. The ship's boats tow ''Surprise'' into a fog bank to evade pursuit. Aubrey's officers tell him that ''Surprise'' is no match for ''Acheron'', that they should abandon the chase. Aubrey points out that the ''Acheron'' must not be allowed to plunder the British whaling fleet. He orders the ''Surprise'' refitted at sea, rather than returning to port for repairs. Shortly afterwards, ''Acheron'' again ambushes ''Surprise'', but Aubrey slips away in the night by using a decoy raft and ships lamps.

Following the privateer south, ''Surprise'' rounds Cape Horn and heads to the Galapagos Islands, where Aubrey is convinced that ''Acheron'' will prey on Britain's whaling fleet. The ship's doctor, Maturin, is interested in the islands' unique flora and fauna, and Aubrey...



Russell Crowe
Captain Jack Aubrey
James D'Arcy
First Lieutenant / Acting Captain Thomas Pullings
Chris Larkin
Captain Howard
Paul Bettany
Dr Stephen Maturin
Robert Pugh
John Allen
Richard McCabe
Mr. Higgins
David Threlfall
Preserved Killick
Billy Boyd
Barrett Bonden
Joseph Morgan
William Warley
Mark Lewis Jones
Mr. Hogg


All Titles

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
English Original Title

Release Dates


United States



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