Amadeus

Amadeus

Amadeus

Winner of eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, this is the colossal 1984 biopic on music prodigy Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart from director Milos Forman. Tom Hulce is Mozart, while the story is told from the perspective of his peer and rival Antonio Salieri, played by F. Murray Abraham.

Best Picture, Actor in a Leading Role (F. Murray Abraham), Director, Adapted Screenplay, Art Direction, Costume Design, Sound and Makeup at the 1985 Academy Awards
1984Rating: PG, Medium level coarse language, adult themes154 minsUSA
DramaMusicClassic
Director:
Milos Forman ('One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest', 'The People vs. Larry Flynt', 'Man on the Moon')
Writer:
Peter Shaffer
Cast:
F. Murray AbrahamTom HulceElizabeth BerridgeRoy DotriceSimon CallowChristine EbersoleJeffrey Jones

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Amadeus / Reviews

Time Out

Time Out

The entire cast speaks in horribly intrusive American accents, but Forman makes some perceptive connections between Mozart's life and work.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

In a film of grand gestures, some of the finest moments are very subtle.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

It's got more music, more drama, more of what made it a big winner with audiences and critics 18 years ago.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Entering its third decade, but has lost none of its power to awe.

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