Facts and Figures
Run time: 160 mins
In Theaters: Friday 5th April 1985
Box Office USA: $86.8k
Box Office Worldwide: $51.6M
Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures
Production compaines: Orion Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures, The Saul Zaentz Company
Contactmusic.com: 5 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
Fresh: 75 Rotten: 4
IMDB: 8.4 / 10
Amadeus Movie Review
Amadeus is the story of Mozart (Hulce), the composer with God's gift and the Devil's audacity, and Salieri (Abraham), the composer with God's pity and the Devil's vengeance. In Vienna, Salieri embarks on a jealous quest to bring Mozart to his knees, and, ultimately, his death.
It is a battle that only one of them fights. Mozart never really grasped that Salieri was his enemy until it was too late. Salieri, a man who traded chastity for talent, became obsessed with defeating Mozart as a way to defeat God, and thus he employed all of the impish tricks he could devise. The result is one of the finest crafted forms of revenge ever conceived.
Amadeus is a movie so good that it defies description. Although such praise is often a cop out, Amadeus holds true to this level of acclaim. Watching Amadeus is like listening to Mozart: it is a horrible beauty beyond words.
Check out our review of Amadeus: The Director's Cut here.