For this film adaptation of Peter Shaffer's Broadway hit, director Milos Forman returned to the city of Prague that he'd left behind during the Czech political crises of 1968, bringing along his usual... read more
Directed by: Milos Forman
Release Date: September 6, 1984
DVD Release Date: December 16, 1997
Stats: 9,092 reviews
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December 31, 2012
By bouts hilariously witty, nerve-wrackingly tense and profoundly moving, all the while beautifully shot and thoughtfully put together. An astounding achievement. Full review later.
June 25, 2012
Fantastic! Every second is a delight of visuals, brilliant production value, exalting character and of course, the wonders of great music, a whole new way to experience the music. People should do more movies like this. The story is well and crafty, it has great evocative power. ...
February 23, 2012
Amadeus is one of the most entertaining biographies put on screen, and possibly the best one about a musician ever. It is also the most effective transplanting of a stage play to screen (in the pantheon with Grease or Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?)
It's about Mozart (Tom Hul...
December 29, 2011
Had W.A. Mozart been just a film character who was created from the mind of a filmmaker, AMADEUS would have been a fantastic, deep character analysis. As he is an actual historical figure, this film is practically the opposite: a fictionalized biography that runs far too long fo...
August 26, 2011fb619846742
A thematically rich masterpiece loaded with sadness and depression over rising star Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Tom Hulce) who met his demise at too young an age, aided by a bitter rival (F. Murray Abraham) who has the balls to act like he is his friend throughout his rise and fall....
June 20, 2011
The "Man", The "Music", The "Madness", The "Murder"(?), The "Motion Picture".....so goes the tagline....but we can add some more....the "Miracle", "Mozart" and last but not the least, "Milos" Forman! The man behind "Amadeus" goes all out in his attempt to "motion picture"-ise Pet...
June 19, 2011
For a three hour (yes, it's that long) film, none of it dragged, all of it was entertaining, and there was minimal exaggeration to its greatness. With the luxuriousness of a period piece many liberties can be taken, and Amadeus is no exception. From the vibrant costuming and orna...
March 8, 2011
Rarely is a movie made that is as sublimely watchable as this one. The film grabs hold of you two minutes in and doesn't let go until two and a half hours later when it releases you from the trance, leaving you dazzled by what you've just seen and shocked that the film lasted tha...
February 22, 2011
This film never fails to blow me a way, no matter how many times I've seen it. From the first scene where Salieri is found in his home, having slashed his own throat, it just grabs me and never lets go. The whole production is fabulous -- costumes, sets, the whole shebang -- and ...
February 21, 2011
Perfect! This film is one of the best films that I have ever seen. Magnificent in ever way a film can....the acting, cinematography, story, emotion, music, pace, direction. This film is a masterpiece; I cannot believe I waited so long to watch it.
F. Murray Abraham delivers on...
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