The performance: Many wondered whether Hoffman's 'stache could make it on its own after being paired so often with its chin-whiskers partner. Not only does the mustache make it solo, but it also transforms Hoffman's mug into that of a debonair man, a scoundrel, if you will. Hoffman's writer-doctor-nuclear physicist-theoretical philosopher could never have been so hopelessly inquisitive, so effortlessly charming without its splendor.
What the critics say: "The hopes and fears projected upon 'The Master' by an audience thirsting for fresh cinematic water cooler discussion are as thick and luscious as the mustache Philip Seymour Hoffman sports in the film."
— Robert Saucedo, Inside Pulse