Amadeus movie, music and drama travelling with genius and freedom accross Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart life…
Country: United States
Original title: Amadeus
Genre: Drama, music
Duration: 160 mn
Director: Milos Forman
Main actors: Tom Hulce, F. Murray Abraham, Elizabeth Berridge, Simon Callow, Roy Dotrice
Amadeus movie summary
The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri – now confined to an insane asylum. (imdb)
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Amadeus movie critics
Tha guardian 5/5
Milos Forman’s grandiose masterpiece from 1984 still holds up well…
Roger Ebert 5/5
Milos Forman’s “Amadeus” is one of the riskiest gambles a filmmaker has taken in a long time — a lavish movie about Mozart that dares to be anarchic and saucy, and yet still earns the importance of tragedy. This movie is nothing like the dreary educational portraits we’re used to seeing about the Great Composers, who come across as cobwebbed profundities weighed down with the burden of genius. This is Mozart as an eighteenth-century Bruce Springsteen, and yet (here is the genius of the movie) there is nothing cheap or unworthy about the approach.
What a feeling 5/5
Amadeus is a big sumptuous version of Peter Shaffer’s hit play about the deadly competition between two composers in Vienna in the late 1700s. One was a hard-working, competent, utterly uninspiring court favorite named Antonio Salieri. His despised rival was a childish, insufferable prodigy who was one of the greatest artists who ever lived: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart..
Amadeus is surprisingly engaging despite its subject matter and that it runs close to three hours. The brilliant selection of Mozart’s compositions (conducted and supervised by Neville Marriner) that make up the film’s heavenly soundtrack is, in my opinion, the defining factor that makes Amadeus such a sumptuous, glorious period epic.