100

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By William Arnold
In what was indisputably his finest moment as a filmmaker, Forman summoned the absolute best work of his craftsmen -- costumes, makeup, camerawork, production design -- and merged them with his own storytelling sense and his special way with actors to create what has to stand as cinema's most successful musical epic.
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100

L.A. Weekly

By F. X. Feeney
Remains the most popularly successful film ever to render the inner life of an artist.
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100

New Times (L.A.)

By Gregory Weinkauf
One of the finest qualities of Amadeus is that it reminds us of those rare occasions when an Oscar sweep is actually merited.
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Perfect pitch.
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100

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
"Amadeus is about as close to perfection as movies get," I wrote in 1984. Now, it's 20 minutes closer.
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100

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
It still soars, but now it seems richer, more expansive. Amadeus 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.
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90

The A.V. Club

The superbly edited original version of Amadeus used overlapping sound cues for a lively flow between scenes, and the new version breaks up some of that flow with lengthy, talky interludes. Still, Ondrícek's breathtaking images and Forman's essential craft are best appreciated on the big screen, and another theatrical run for Amadeus is a welcome gift, no matter how much this edition unnecessarily gilds what's already a near-perfect lily
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88

Baltimore Sun

By Michael Sragow
Except for the Mozart music and Tharp movements around the edges, Amadeus plays like a monument to mediocrity. The movie belongs to Salieri.
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83

Portland Oregonian

The big-screen reissue offers a rare chance to admire the marvelous production details.
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
Amadeus needs an additional 20 minutes running time like "The Magic Flute" needs a drum solo. Though the production is gussied up with more frills and decoration than a Viennese dessert trolley, Forman is generally workmanlike in his visual style and very uneven with his handling of actors.
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93 out of 100
Universal acclaim
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