A meticulous horticulturist (Joel Edgerton) is devoted to tending the grounds of a beautiful estate and pandering to his employer, the wealthy dowager (Sigourney Weaver). When she demands that he take on her wayward and troubled great-niece, it unlocks dark secrets from a buried violent past.
“For all the film’s provocations, both serious and mischievous, it’s a remarkably elegant, subtle piece.” ~Jonathan Romney, Screen Daily
“Even if Master Gardener can feel like a bit of a potboiler moral drama, the heat generated is proof that Schrader can still bring the fire. The filmmaker grapples thornily and thoughtfully with difficult issues and destructive people, finding new ways to approach the questions that still haunt him.” ~Marshall Shaffer, Slashfilm