The Master is good, but will probably be considered good or bad based in your mind on your tolerance of Paul Thomas anderson films, and just art films in general. I love PTA's entire filmography, and I only "liked" The Master, if that says anything. I know some people who love it, and I know some people (like my girlfriend) who completely hated it. Regardless of what anyone says, the two leads have awesome chemistry and give great performances. Also, the cinematography is real purdy.