Amadeus (1984) (mini-review++)

ama.jpg(If you’re curious, my review process. It’s also pasted at the end of this post. I don’t believe in Rotten Tomatoes. I just believe in me.)

(***all-purpose SPOILER ALERT*** there may be some in this review)

acting 10

directing 9

effects 10

editing 9

writing 10


5 out of 5 🐙


When most people think of “classical music”, they think of refined, timeless, classy, sublime, music. While Amadeus certainly features beautiful music, it is the bawdy, lewd, raw, deep, treacherous, brilliant, spasmodic, haphazard, scintillating, chaotic, devastating, crushing, uplifting, transformational biography of one of the greatest “classical” musicians of all time: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Oh, and F. Murray Abraham plays THE definitive example of a wonderful artist who is only a shadow of a singular one.







(1) Shark Wrighter (SW) Score: Based on a sum of 5 sub-scores (acting, directing, writing/story, effects: cinematography &/or animation &/or effects, editing) with 1 being terrible and 10 being terrific.

(2) Octopuses (0-5 🐙, with 5 being fantastic and 0 being feces)

(3) Octopuses are my unquantifiable feeling…not that SW score is scientific…but this one is even less so

(4) ++ This optional section includes any incredibly *brilliant observations that don’t fit into simple quantitative slices like the scores and octopuses *(they are likely NOT brilliant)


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