Amadeus Reviews | RateItAll


1984 American period biographical drama film directed by Miloš Forman and adapted by Peter Shaffer from his 1979 stage play Amadeus Website

Approval Rate: 87%

87%Approval ratio

Reviews 28

Sort by:
  • by


    Sat Jan 30 2010

    This movie is really about a 4.5 to me. It is about Amadeus Mozart and his genius talent for composing musice. Tom Hulce was good as the eccentric off the wall Mozart, F. Murray Abraham was also good as the jealous composer who ended Mozarts life. Really well done movie about this composers life. only complaint would be being way too long. we just bought this on DVD and go the 20 extra minutes version. really not needed.

  • by


    Fri Jun 19 2009

    A different movie with omitted scenes put back in. Much darker undertone for main character. Great, funny, stellar acting by F. Murray. Buy it now.

  • by


    Wed Jun 17 2009

    I have shown the original version of this movie many times over the years in my classroom as part of a unit on Mozart and was very familiar with the content of the movie. This newer version contains scenes that were not in the original and I was not aware that scene 16 contains nudity until I showed it to my seventh graders-so beware! By the way, this movie is unrated as there were no ratings for movies at that time-the original does contain some inappropriate language which I explain to my students that the use of this language helps to explain Mozart's behavior.

  • by


    Fri May 15 2009

    this is simply my favorite movie, the blu ray looks incredible, directors cut footage is great. music cd included. what more do you want, just buy it if you like mozart.

  • by


    Mon May 04 2009

    This artistic biography of Amadeus Mozart is not just for classical music fans. If your into music of any type the excitement of musical genius can be paralleled with the artist that inspires you. An exciting movie in and of itself, whether you love music or never even turn on the radio, this movie will hold you in trance to the very end. You will find yourself searching for Mozart CD's or MP3s on Amazon right after the disc pops out. You may even be thinking of getting yourself a keyboard. The blu-ray version is not much better than an upconverted DVD but it is better. I believe there was not enough extras included for this to be a "special" release, but still well worth adding to your collection.

  • by


    Sat May 02 2009

    Love this movie. One scene was particularly revealing, so be careful when watching with children.

  • by


    Mon Feb 23 2009

    The on-the-money film-reviewer of the day has given us an injustice that must come to life. Amadeus. . .this low? F#$k you you #$$#$ who voted this thing with less than four stars. You wouldn't know what a good movie was if it crawled up your leg and bit your c#ck. You probably like to eat Crisco and watch "NAVY SEALS". . .

  • by


    Mon Feb 23 2009

    Amadeus near the bottom of the list? Come on guys! A great movie with great acting about one of the greatest geniuses who ever lived. Sure you guys aren't confusing AMadeus with Falco???

  • by


    Fri Jan 02 2009

    i absolutely hate dramas

  • by


    Tue Oct 25 2005

    This has to be the greatest movie ever made.

  • by


    Tue Jun 22 2004

    One of my favorite dramas. It is the definition of stunning. Beautiful film.

  • by


    Thu Jan 01 2004

    Classic. For some reason ('Can't put my finger on it), F. Murray Abraham as Salieri was phenominal.

  • by


    Sat Nov 16 2002

    One of my favorite movies of all time!

  • by


    Tue Nov 12 2002

    A favorite. No one's sure how accurate we can deem it but I certainly enjoyed the story and it helped me to appreciate Mozart more.

  • by


    Thu Apr 25 2002 An absolutely marvelous period epic, inspirational and essential, brilliant and funny, one of the greatest films of the 80s. It scooped up a gradiose 8 Academy Awards 1984 including Best Picture, which it highly, highly deserves. I bought this movie on VHS because I loved it so much. Wow! I can't recommend it enough. Just two words: See it. Summary: A BRILLIANT AND INSPIRATIONAL PERIOD EPIC.

  • by


    Sun Jan 20 2002

    It seems like the movie might never end. However, it still is a decent movie that shows the struggles toward the end of Mozart's life.

  • by


    Fri Jun 01 2001

    This film tries and succeeds at adapting a play in which Mozart is hated by one of his contemporaries. Salieri's hatred of Mozart is never really developed well other than Mozart's arrogant slight of Salieri, but the movie does very well at chronicling the life of the composer and his relationship with both his wife and father. For anyone interested in this type of period work, it is a must see, not just for the dialogue and plot, but the music which really does make the movie.

  • by


    Mon May 21 2001

    although i rate this as a great movie, i could never figure out why saleri hated mozart so much...time and again, the 'reason' is shown in the film, but saleri, although jealous, idolized mozart. a scene in particular is when mozarts wife, constanze, takes originals to saleri for his 'approval' to bring mozart into the royal court, as they are becoming penniless...he says the music is 'miracleous', but drops the originals on the floor and steps upon them as he walks out, refusing to give mozart any sort of consideration, although throughout the entire movie, he constantly claims devotion to him...anyway, a great movie!

  • by


    Fri Jan 12 2001

    This movie inspired me to take piano. It portrayed a very important man and with movies like this, it makes an audience feel that even as regular people we can accomplish anything.

  • by


    Tue Jan 09 2001

    This is one of the favorite movies of my youth. Even though it's a period film, it's really funny. The actor who played the main character did a great job.

  • by


    Mon Jan 08 2001

    I was first informed about Mozart through this movie. This movie made me realize how Mozart's life was. I play his music, yet prior to Amadeus, I didn't even know who he was. After watching this movie, I truly realize how talented he was.

  • by


    Thu Dec 07 2000

    Amadeus was a great movie because just about every part of it was flawless. The acting was great, the storyline, the costumes, the set....It was also extremely believable and the way Mozart's music was incorporated with the scenes of the movie was also great.

  • by


    Mon Nov 13 2000

    Amadeus is a great movie for its cinematic efforts! This is a movie that tries to show the true lives of Mozart & Amadeus for the sake of telling a true story, not just made to put actors in costume.

  • by


    Mon Nov 06 2000

    Long and boring. Suprise ending is good. Enemy turned crazy. I'm not sure if it's historically accurate.

  • by


    Mon Oct 30 2000

    If you enjoyed this movie, then you ought to read MOZART byWolfgang Hildesheimer. Mozart was a very twisted, perverted genius.

  • by


    Wed Aug 16 2000

    Excellent film. Sure there are some inaccuracies in it but who cares it's entertainment and excellent entertainment at that. Very engaging, it really draws you in, F. Murray Abraham is absolutely transfixing in this film. He does an incredible job as the aged Saliery. His expressions, mannerisms, and speech is spot on. If you've missed this then you've really missed out.

  • by


    Wed Mar 15 2000

    It was much better on the stage.

  • by


    Fri Dec 31 1999

    From its debut on the theatrical stage to its cinematic reproduction, the story of the worlds most renowned prodigy has found its place among the great stories of all time. The film portreal of mozart brings with it more than a great story though, including excelent acting and one thing that has remained unparalleled in movie making. The best soundtrack of all time.