We have reviewed the Amsterdam movie, one of the most popular movies of the year, for you. Let’s see if you agree with us!
Amsterdam offers us a story that covers the World War I and the years that followed. Three friends, our main characters, were tied together during the war years and have never been separated since then. One of these friends worked as a nurse during the war, one as a lawyer, and one as a doctor. When US Senator Bill Meekins is murdered in the 1930s, they become part of the investigation. But the evidence suddenly turns them into prime suspects!
Featuring not only crime and drama, but also comedy, Amsterdam premiered on 7 October 2022. The movie offers approximately 2 hours and 14 minutes of viewing pleasure. The cast is full of famous and talented names: Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, John David Washington, Anya Taylor-Joy and Taylor Swift.
The production, which has a score of 6.2 on IMDb, surprised those who wanted to watch it. Some people liked Amsterdam very much, while others did not like it at all. We decided to make a review about the Amsterdam movie. Do we share the same ideas with you? Don’t forget to mention it in the comments!
Is Amsterdam movie based on a true story?
We can answer both yes and no to this question. Although the Amsterdam movie is based on some real events, the parts that were written to help the Business Plot and Gil Dillenbeck’s speech in the finale outweigh. While some characters are taken from real life, Burt, Harold, and Valerie are not real characters. In addition, there is no evidence on record that someone named Bill Meekins was murdered in the 1930s. A murder that probably existed was presented to us under the name Bill Meekins.
Moreover, there is no evidence that the characters of business people Anya Taylor-Joy and Rami Malek exist in real life. However, this is normal, how many businessmen who existed at that time were exposed without hiding?
In the movie, we see that Dillenbeck sneaks into a meeting attended by many people who praise fascism, just like General Smedley Butler, and gathers information. But there is a difference here too: The Amsterdam movie ends with Smedley Butler’s anti-fascist speech, but in real life we don’t see anything about it.
Who produced Amsterdam movie?
The producer, director and writer of the Amsterdam movie is David O. Russell, who hasn’t made a movie since 2015 production Joy. Expectations were high for David O. Russell in this film, as he has not been making films for a long time and has directed successful and award-winning films such as American Hustle and Silver Linings Playbook.
Amsterdam movie also was budgeted and released by 20th Century Studios.
Is Amsterdam Worth to Watch?
We answer yes to this question, but we can’t help but mention a few features that might drag us to the side that is not worth watching.
In our opinion, the biggest problem of this movie was that it couldn’t collect its script, which was divided into many sub-branches, and couldn’t explain anything completely while trying to tell a lot. Two movies could have been made about this story, or some parts of the story could have been cut, we think.
The friendship of our main characters, Burt, Harold, and Valerie, the sacrifices they made for America, and the family life they came from are so beautifully rendered and really increase our closeness to the characters. However, the problem is that while the depth of these is being processed, not much depth has been provided to the murder, which is the main subject. Both the characters added to the story due to the murder and the murder, which can create a sensation for the world, seem to have not come to the fore as the friendship of these three, and disappears in the meantime.
Apart from these situations, which create disconnections in the plot and the flow of the story, Amsterdam movie is a production worth watching. As we mentioned before, the fact that it has included many famous and successful actors can be counted as a factor for this. To give an example, I am a person who is extremely happy when my favorite actors take part in the same production and likes to examine their compatibility/incompatibility with each other. If you’re like me, the movie Amsterdam is a very good option to check it out!