Master and Commander is one of the greatest sea faring films of all time. It is a beautiful looking film in every respect, and it goes even further than that as give you such a sense of place within the sea. It's such great film as it's set during a war but that's only part of story. It's fantastic in terms of so effectively creating the environment of the ship not only in terms of the roles of each person, but also their personalities. There is a real rich history felt in the relationship particularly in the central one between the Captain and the doctor. Though it has a wavering focus it never feels vague, each aspect of the story is well realized and adds up to make a great film.