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Amadeus Reviews

March 3, 2015
Sheer craftsmanship is the film's key strength.
February 4, 2014
The performance of Abraham, who won the Best Actor Oscar for it, is monumental, and so is Forman's direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 4, 2014
Forman's tormented, iconoclastic subjects are often pitted against iconic or impersonal antagonists, but Amadeus' conflict remains rivetingly intimate, in spite of its sumptuous, larger-than-life settings.
February 20, 2013
The subject of artistic creation is typically handled badly in the movies.... [Amadeus] treats the subject of creativity in a fresh way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 19, 2013
A grand movie entertainment.
February 19, 2008
On a production level and as an evocation of a time and place, Amadeus is loaded with pleasures.
December 17, 2006
Peter Shaffer's shrewdly orchestrated cultural evening gets a steady, dignified, moderately dull treatment from Milos Forman.
June 24, 2006
The entire cast speaks in horribly intrusive American accents, but Forman makes some perceptive connections between Mozart's life and work.
July 31, 2003
It is arguably the best motion picture ever made about the process of creation and the creator.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 20, 2003
As Mozart, Tom Hulce, though extremely American in looks and voice, gets better and better as the drama progresses.
October 3, 2002
This dark, exuberant epic is nearly 18 years old, yet remains the most popularly successful film ever to render the inner life of an artist.
July 20, 2002
Reminds us that movies can be lyrical as well as vulgar, ambitious as well as playful, brilliant as well as down and dirty -- just like Amadeus himself.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 23, 2002
Remains a beautiful, deftly directed and superbly acted version of a witty and poignant drama.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
April 24, 2002
In a film of grand gestures, some of the finest moments are very subtle.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
April 19, 2002
A gloriously colorful confection of music, theater and emotion.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
April 8, 2002
It's got more music, more drama, more of what made it a big winner with audiences and critics 18 years ago.
April 5, 2002
Like the composers the film so wondrously depicts, Amadeus: Director's Cut is a divine work in need of a little earthly restraint.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 5, 2002
In any incarnation, Amadeus is beautiful to behold.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 5, 2002
The principal additions ... are more Amadeus, but not better.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 4, 2002
Still a work of consummate artistry and craftsmanship.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4