As Mozart, Tom Hulce, though extremely American in looks and voice, gets better and better as the drama progresses.
Vincent Canby — New York Times
[A] grandiose masterpiece.
Peter Bradshaw — Guardian [UK]
A visual and aural treat.
Philip French — Guardian [UK]
Remains a beautiful, deftly directed and superbly acted version of a witty and poignant drama.
Philip Wuntch — Dallas Morning News
In a film of grand gestures, some of the finest moments are very subtle.
Roger Ebert — Chicago Sun-Times
The subject of artistic creation is typically handled badly in the movies.... [Amadeus] treats the subject of creativity in a fresh way.
Gene Siskel — Chicago Tribune
Reminds us that movies can be lyrical as well as vulgar, ambitious as well as playful, brilliant as well as down and dirty -- just like Amadeus himself.
Dean Essner — Chicago Tribune
Michael Wilmington — Chicago Tribune
Peter Shaffer's shrewdly orchestrated cultural evening gets a steady, dignified, moderately dull treatment from Milos Forman.
Dave Kehr — Chicago Reader
On a production level and as an evocation of a time and place, Amadeus is loaded with pleasures.
Todd McCarthy — Variety
Like the composers the film so wondrously depicts, Amadeus: Director's Cut is a divine work in need of a little earthly restraint.
Peter Howell — Toronto Star
The principal additions ... are more Amadeus, but not better.
Liam Lacey — Globe and Mail
It is arguably the best motion picture ever made about the process of creation and the creator.
James Berardinelli — ReelViews
It's got more music, more drama, more of what made it a big winner with audiences and critics 18 years ago.
David Hunter — Hollywood Reporter
A grand movie entertainment.
Richard Corliss — TIME Magazine
Milos Forman's opulent drama is sheer quality.
Dean Essner — Total Film
... brought a new popular interest in the music of Mozart and turned the classical composer into a pop-culture figure...
Sean Axmaker — Turner Classic Movies Online
Great movie, but not quite true to history.
Charles Cassady — Common Sense Media
A witty and highly imaginative historical fiction, well adapted by screenwriter Peter Shaffer from his own hit play. [Blu-ray]
Peter Canavese — Groucho Reviews
...if the director, the producer, and the writer approved of the added scenes, I'm not going to complain. One way or the other, Amadeus remains a great film.
John J. Puccio — DVDTown.com
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