Amsterdam _ the city is fantastic, the film a little less


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Amsterdamnew film by David O’Russellwith Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, Rami Malek, Anya Taylor-Joy, Robert De Niro And Taylor Swift. From 27 October to the cinema. It lasts too long, 135 minutes and I would say that in general it is a comedy, but I have doubts.

Amsterdam
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Amsterdam, one city, one pact

New York, 1930s and something
Burt and Harold, a one-eyed doctor and a black lawyer with various scars on his face.
They have a common past, both in the same regiment during the Great War, both seriously wounded and both cared for by the able hands of Valerie, a French nurse.
The three, at the time of the war, made a pact between them, always protect themselves. One of those pacts that last a lifetime, one of those friendships that nothing can ever dent.
Now that the war is over, the two men work together to help those in need (mostly veterans). But one day, their old general’s daughter knocks on their door for help, her father is dead, and she wants an autopsy and an investigation.
But things get extremely complicated, between false accusations, intrigues, betrayals and the reappearance of Valerie, who disappeared into thin air years earlier.
A conspiracy is unfolding in America, and only the three of Amsterdam they can foil it.


Christian Bale as Burt, Margot Robbie as Valerie, and John David Washington as Harold in 20th Century Studios’ AMSTERDAM. Photo by Merie Weismiller. © 2022 20th Century Studios. All Rights Reserved.

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Amsterdam, a sublime casino

New York 1930 and something.
There is a one-eyed doctor and a lawyer who find themselves in front of a dead general placed in a wooden chest. It is not the beginning of a joke, but the beginning of Amsterdamnew film by David O’Russell.
Based on almost true facts (the historical fact on which it is based is real), it creates an almost false film.
I will be brief in my commentary on the film, for the simple fact that more than half of the film I have absolutely and remotely understood it. A script that goes from bread to branch, putting and removing characters and situations in which I am completely lost.
An absolutely and totally crazy film, without logic, without why. A film that while you see it does not understand, but you only understand that you are wasting time. Then the immense duration of 135 minutes is pure and simple madness and delusion of grandeur. A completely disconnected comedy between the parts, a cast full of talented actors who do not know if they are doing parodies or anything else. A totally rambling plot, in which everything is explained scene by scene to the viewer, who nevertheless does not understand. You get lost all the time, both in the plot (?) And in the scenes themselves.
And when, after 135 minutes, it ends, it gives a sense of freedom, which only films like these can give. Freedom to leave the room and promise never to see movies like this again.

Amsterdam
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