1984 ***
Original Theatrical Cut runs 160 mins.
Director's Cut runs 180 mins.

Milos Forman's Oscar-winning Best Picture about Mozart and his jealous peer, Salieri, is a flawed masterpiece, at best. It is full of talent, great performances, great costumes, great art direction, etc., but it all falls flat with a drab screenplay and a running time that is sure to make even the most devout music lover squirm. It's sure to kill one's opinion of the brilliant mind that was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. It's worth a viewing, just for the subject at hand, but not much more than that.
Original theatrical aspect ratio: 2.35:1 (Panavision)
Original Theatrical Cut Rated PG.
Director's Cut Rated R for brief nudity.

F. Murray Abraham + Tom Hulce + Elizabeth Berridge + Simon Callow + Roy Dotrice + Christine Ebersole + Jeffrey Jones + Charles Kay

Screenplay and Original Stage Play by
Peter Shaffer

Directed by
Milos Forman


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