Amsterdam

I went into this movie knowing that it got pretty bad reviews.  I am here to say that they are justified.  The movie could not decide if it wanted to be a comedy, drama, mystery, thriller, farce, etc.  It tried to be a little of all of these things and came up short in every category.  It is weird to say that because the film has so much going for it – the leads in the movie are amazing and the sets look fantastic.  I am not an expert in this area but it seems like the script could have used another re-write or two as the story was over-stuffed and hard to follow.  On paper it seems as though this could have been a classic.

IHATEBadMovies.com reviews Amsterdam

Movie title: Amsterdam

Movie description: In the 1930s, three friends—a doctor, a nurse, and an attorney—witness a murder, become suspects themselves and uncover one of the most outrageous plots in North American history.

Date published: 2022-11-11

Director(s): David O. Russell

Actor(s): Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, John David Washington, Robert De Niro, Anya Taylor-Joy, Rami Malek, Chris Rock, Zoe Saldaña, Mike Myers, Michael Shannon, Timothy Olyphant, Andrea Riseborough, Taylor Swift, Matthias Schoenaerts, Alessandro Nivola, Mel Fair, Vaughn Page, Bonnie Hellman, Max Perlich, Jessica Drake, Ed Begley Jr., Colleen Camp, Gabé Doppelt, Lauren Shaw, Brandon Davis, Casey Biggs, Dey Young, Sean Avery, Gigi Bermingham, André Tardieu, Casey Graf, Rebecca Wisocky, Daniel Riordan, Steven Hack, Floyd Armstrong, Leonard A. Tucker Jr., Baxter Humby, Richie Harrington, John Pirkis, Shedell, Kindsey Vaughn, Beth Grant, Christopher Gehrman, Shiree Nelson, Tom Irwin, Leland Orser, David Babbitt, Mike Azevedo, Martin Harris, Christopher Kager, Donovan Hurst, Jarrett Johnson, Kawan DeBose, Deon Sams, Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini

Genre: Crime, Comedy, History, Mystery, Thriller

My Review

I went into this movie knowing that it got pretty bad reviews.  I am here to say that they are justified.  The movie could not decide if it wanted to be a comedy, drama, mystery, thriller, farce, etc.  It tried to be a little of all of these things and came up short in every category.  It is weird to say that because the film has so much going for it – the leads in the movie are amazing and the sets look fantastic.  I am not an expert in this area but it seems like the script could have used another re-write or two as the story was over-stuffed and hard to follow.  On paper it seems as though this could have been a classic.

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