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      Amadeus

      PG Released Nov 13, 1984 2h 38m Biography History Drama List
      89% Tomatometer 154 Reviews 95% Audience Score 100,000+ Ratings Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Tom Hulce) is a remarkably talented young Viennese composer who unwittingly finds a fierce rival in the disciplined and determined Antonio Salieri (F. Murray Abraham). Resenting Mozart for both his hedonistic lifestyle and his undeniable talent, the highly religious Salieri is gradually consumed by his jealousy and becomes obsessed with Mozart's downfall, leading to a devious scheme that has dire consequences for both men. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Amadeus' liberties with history may rankle some, but the creative marriage of Miloš Forman and Peter Shaffer yields a divinely diabolical myth of genius and mediocrity, buoyed by inspired casting and Mozart's rapturous music.

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      Jay Scott Globe and Mail Decorated with a powdered-sugar sweetness and creamy lavishness unseen since the days of Josef von Sternberg, and performed by an eager to please, rootin'-tootin' American cast that would be comfortable in Oklahoma!, Amadeus is junk food par excellence. Aug 8, 2022 Full Review Gene Siskel Chicago Tribune The subject of artistic creation is typically handled badly in the movies... [Amadeus] treats the subject of creativity in a fresh way. Rated: 3.5/4 Jul 11, 2022 Full Review Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times 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. Rated: 4/4 Jul 11, 2022 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy A grandly entertaining period piece. Rated: 3.5/4 May 18, 2024 Full Review Mark Johnson Awards Daily Lavish and flamboyant in every manner. F. Murray Abraham’s vile and sinister performance as the envious Salieri, a man with more desire to produce music than God gave him talent to create, is one for the ages. Jun 8, 2023 Full Review Lou Lumenick Bergen Record (New Jersey) Mozart's subtle, timeless melodies are what sustains Amadeus over its dramatic rough spots, though Shaffer and Forman do manage to end things on a grace note. Aug 2, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Theodore L While not the best violin acting, (Two-Set I feel you) this is a great movie to watch! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/05/24 Full Review Daryl D Award for Greatest Hater of All Time goes to: Antonio Salieri Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/04/24 Full Review Kim M Brilliant. Ahead of its time. F Murray Abrahams performance is beyond brilliant. The writing is multi layered and blends a balanced viewing experience. You should experience real joy watching this amazing movie. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/23/24 Full Review DW L Simply put, one of the top 5 movies of all time. An amazing fiction. (Yes, 100% fiction that Salieri and anything to do with Mozart's death). Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/08/24 Full Review mary ellen s beautifully costumed and based on fact Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/07/24 Full Review David G One of my all time favorite movies. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/27/24 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Tom Hulce) is a remarkably talented young Viennese composer who unwittingly finds a fierce rival in the disciplined and determined Antonio Salieri (F. Murray Abraham). Resenting Mozart for both his hedonistic lifestyle and his undeniable talent, the highly religious Salieri is gradually consumed by his jealousy and becomes obsessed with Mozart's downfall, leading to a devious scheme that has dire consequences for both men.
      Director
      Milos Forman
      Producer
      Saul Zaentz
      Screenwriter
      Peter Shaffer
      Distributor
      Orion Pictures, Warner Home Vídeo
      Production Co
      AMLF
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Biography, History, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Nov 13, 1984, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 18, 2016
      Runtime
      2h 38m
      Sound Mix
      Magnetic Stereo 6 Track, Surround, Dolby
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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