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I don’t get out to the movies much–it’s been about a year–so I’m not exactly Mr. Movie Review. But I did manage to see Master and Commander last night. Simply put, it’s one of the best films I’ve watched in a long time. I can’t think of a better depiction of naval warfare (though I’ll admit that I haven’t seen Das Boot–a deficiency I must correct one of these days). The characters are strong, the dialogue well done, and the action thrilling. By all means, go see it. This kind of movie deserves success.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.

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