Reviews

Nov 19, 2020
Amadeus is not only one of the best films made about professional jealousy and classical music, it's also - rather uniquely - a young person's movie.
Oct 8, 2020
...a case study for the theological notion of common grace.
Aug 31, 2020
From the first few seconds of the film, it's evident that the music will guide it to cinematic perfection.
Apr 10, 2020
Amadeus is a film of high accolade...this film is grand on every level and I'm glad to have experienced it.
Jan 23, 2020
The film's awesome achievements will remind audiences how rich and challenging a cinematic experience can be.
Jan 22, 2020
Tom HuIce's brattish Mozart builds in strength and sensitivity as the film proceeds; F. Murray Abraham's Salieri impresses immediately.
Jan 22, 2020
Amadeus isn't meant to be a biography of the composer's life, but a bawdy, black fantasy, a fiction based on a few curious facts. Peter Shaffer adapted the screenplay from his own stage play: What was intimate is now opulent.
Jan 22, 2020
A substantial achievement -- and graced by an uncommonly distinguished score.
Jan 22, 2020
What starts as an absorbing study of historical characters and situations ends as just another elaborate and over-long Hollywood style costume-piece.
Sep 27, 2019
Amadeus (1984) was director Milos Forman's stunning, opulent fictional biography of musical prodigy Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, based on the Tony-winning Broadway play...
May 12, 2019
Amadeus is a movie masterpiece: engaging, beautifully performed and staged, and packed with emotional power.
Feb 20, 2019
Both Shaffer and Forman sidestep traps of being too obvious or of oversimplifying. Consequently, both Mozart and Salieri emerge as complex figures, full of contrasting impulses.
Jun 18, 2018
The unkindest cuts of all are inflicted on the music. It bleeds at every splice, welling up, fading out, left suspended in mid-phrase.
Apr 26, 2018
The skill of Amadeus is in making you sympathize with Salieri, as slimy and despicable as he is, because of his flaws. He appeals to your sense of democracy, even though you know that talent -- certainly genius -- isn't parceled out democratically.
Mar 1, 2018
I enjoyed the film despite all my objects about the representation of Mozart. [Full Review in Spanish]
Mar 12, 2015
One of the best American films of the 1980s.
Mar 3, 2015
[Forman's] is a genuine adaptation, not only because the play is permitted to stretch its legs beyond the pop-up book confines of a proscenium arch, but because he has leavened its High Art pretensions with a dash of showbiz raciness.
Mar 3, 2015
Sheer craftsmanship is the film's key strength.
Mar 3, 2015
The look of the film is absolutely gorgeous.
Feb 4, 2014
Except for the Mozart music and Tharp movements around the edges, Amadeus plays like a monument to mediocrity.