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Neil Middlemiss

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Writer/Director David O. Russell’s lavish production, Amsterdam, is filled to the rafters with magnificent talent, an impressive recreation of 1930s America, and an approach we rarely see in cinema today, odd-ball comedy with doses of physical, pratfall humor. Almost all the ingredients are there, but the script is missing sufficient wit. When it works, it’s a hoot (“Oh, that’s fast”), but it’s too often near the edge of landing before stepping back, like a sneeze that just won’t come out. It’s a film that works its way slowly to unravel the mystery of its plot, examining love, betrayal, friendship, dreams, duty, and loyalty and all the fractious ways those things appear in our lives. But it can’t quite close the deal to become what it’s reaching for. It’s hard to recommend something that doesn’t come together the way you hoped, and yet, there is something endearing about this near miss.



Amsterdam (2022)



Released: 07 Oct 2022...

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John Sparks

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Just watched it last night, boy was it quirky. Stay with it, you'll enjoy it...75 starring roles. The fun part is trying to find them all.
 

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