Paul Thomas Anderson’s richly evocative period drama about a charismatic L. Ron Hubbard-esque writer and his quasi-barbaric sidekick is shot like a dream and has acting pyrotechnics to spare, but lacks some of the director’s characteristically thunderous panache.

Distributor: WEINSTEIN CO.
Running Time: 136 mins.
Color: Color
Production: A Weinstein Company presentation of a Joanne Sellar/Ghoulardi Film Co./Annapurna Pictures production.
Genre: Drama
Film Width: 1.85, Large Format
Sound: Datasat Digital, Dolby Digital (AC-3)
Philip Seymour Hoffman | Joaquin Phoenix | Amy Adams | Laura Dern | Ambyr Childers | Rami Malek | Jesse Plemons | Kevin J. O'Connor | Christopher Evan Welch | Madisen Beaty


Paul Thomas Anderson
Screenplay by 
Paul Thomas Anderson
Joanne Sellar | Paul Thomas Anderson | Daniel Lupi | Megan Ellison
Executive producer(s) 
Adam Somner | Ted Schipper
Director(s) of photography 
Mihai Malaimare Jr.
Production designer(s) 
David Crank | Jack Fisk
Edited by 
Leslie Jones | Peter McNulty
Music by 
Jonny Greenwood
Costume designer(s) 
Mark Bridges