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Common Sense Media says

Lavish, award-winning film with mature themes.

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(out of 29 reviews)
age 13+
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Teen, 15 years old Written bySalsander June 23, 2013

CommonSense is missing a few parts

Common sense failed to mention a couple of points. For starters near the beginning, there is a scene in the asylum where there are a group of men who are presumed to be insane. In the group of men, there is a man who is wearing no clothes at all and genitalia can be seen. However he may be hard to pick out first because he is in a bustling group and the scene goes by fairly quick. However the second thing I would like to address may be more of an issue. Full breasts are shown in one scene for a couple of seconds, not partial. Otherwise the review seemed pretty accurate. Keep in mind there is some language (the s word is said a couple of times). Sexual themes are commonly present. Expect a lot of cleavage. The movies subject matter can become intense and both the protagonist and antagonists are not very good role models (Salieri is an extremely jealous man who does anything to in his power to degrade Mozart while Mozart is a bit cocky and overly proud). Although some facts might be incorrect, it's still a movie worth watching and brilliantly done. Older teens will appreciate it (and be mature enough for the sexual situations). (Update: The scene that contains exposed breasts is in the director's cut only)
What other families should know
Too much sex
Teen, 13 years old Written bycricketcat December 24, 2012

PG or R? (big difference)

On the CSM review it says it's R. I own this movie ,and on the back of the case it says that it's rated PG......... What's going on????
Parent of a 13 year old Written bycolten97 October 10, 2012

Amadeus Speaks for All Mankind

In 1984, Saul Zaentz, Peter Shaffer and Milos Forman collaborated in bringing a truly remarkable life to the silver screen. The story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, through the eyes of rival composer, Antonio Salieri. The film is complete with an insightful script, magnificent acting, wondrous sets and costume designs, incredible choreography, and, above all, the glorious music of Mozart himself. The movie of Salieri's life, through which Mozart played an integral part, is told in flashback mode, beginning in around the year 1822. An old and perhaps emotionally disturbed Antonio Salieri attempts suicide, and in doing so, apologizes for killing Mozart some 31 years earlier. He survives and is admitted to an insane asylum, where he tells a young priest his tale of jealousy and mediocrity. The priest is fascinated and alternately troubled by the lengthy and emotional story. Salieri tells of growing up in Italy with a father who did not care for music; and how he rejoiced for the chance to go to Vienna after his father's untimely death. He tells of how he first had met the young Mozart, and how immature and dirty minded Mozart was. He also tells of how "The Creature" had an intimate relationship with the girl that Salieri had cared for. Most importantly, however, he confided in the priest that he had learned to hate God for giving him a deep love of music, only to deny him the talent to create truly memorable music. He thought God had given him Mozart to mock him. Salieri's heart filled with such rage, such hatred and such jealousy, that he had vowed to himself to make God an enemy and to kill the young Mozart. As the movie moves along, carrying with it a deep sadness of the human condition, it also celebrates life by giving the audience joyous music, wonderful atmosphere and a general appreciation of humanity for not only eighteenth century Europe, but in any age where music speaks for our emotions. The movie won eight Academy Awards in March of 1985. The only reason it did not win nine was that Tom Hulce was nominated for best actor instead of best supporting actor. He actually was in a supporting role, and in a strange twist of irony, F. Murray Abraham won the best actor statuette; citing probably the only time when Salieri beat out Mozart in anything. The movie itself was shot in Prague where Milos Forman said "It is a gem because it's possible to pivot the camera a full three hundred and sixty degrees and never encounter a modern vision." Very few new sets had to be built, as the scenes and buildings they found were quite often apropos to their needs. Amadeus works well on virtually every cinematic plane that exists. It is a masterpiece that must be viewed multiple times to receive what the film has to offer. The emotions of humanity, through the eyes of the troubled Salieri, indeed speak for all of mediocrity. He is their champion and their king.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Kid, 12 years old January 13, 2012

really good movie

It's a great movie except there is some kissing and swearing like the s word. A man is found in a room and he is covered in blood! But it's a good movie because the actors are great.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Teen, 13 years old Written byBestPicture1996 September 3, 2009

Lengthy and certainly different film

I'm not exactly sure they had those type of swear words back in the 1700's, but the movie was entertaining, always leaving you with a cliffhanger. I guaruntee you kids won't want to see this movie unless they've got a Best Picture quest like movie. The opera scenes are extended, Mozart swears alot (and gets drunk frequently) and flirts like mad. Though the message may be muddled, "Amadeus" is an interestingly offbeat amusing film.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 16 years old Written bypiano_gurl April 9, 2008
Kid, 12 years old April 9, 2008

Great movie!!!

Amadeus is a very good movie. I love it and watch it all time. The directors cut though, is very innapropriate for younger people, a lady takes off her top and reveals her breasts. But the normal theatrical version is good for ages 8 and up. I reccomend it to anybody, Mozart or classical music lovers, or rap and punk lovers. Anyone would like it.
Adult Written bygreta-elisif April 9, 2008
Teen, 13 years old Written byalexx6406 April 9, 2008