Nowadays it seems that putting together a cast full of Hollywood stars doesn’t guarantee anything. Recently we have the colossal failure of ‘Babylon’ at the box office in the United States, but just a few months back ‘Amsterdam’ reported a loss of hundreds of millions of dollars. movie now david o russell With the arrival of the Disney+ catalog in Spain there is a new opportunity to win over the public.
based on an incredible true story‘Amsterdam’ really focuses on the story of three friends with the strangest of friendships and how they find themselves involved in a colossal mess that gets more and more complicated over two hours of footage. about the role of prestige adult cinema, but what we actually find here is far less encouraging.
The main problem with ‘Amsterdam’ is that it gives a sense of Russell He is never very clear what he wants to achieve here, As it veers more towards the comedic than the dramatic, it’s unable to find a balance point that serves as a support for the film, but it also doesn’t inspire much in isolation. Even when he comes up with a promising idea or concept, he doesn’t, as he soon puts it aside to be deposited, which in most cases goes nowhere.
I also don’t forget that this cynical tone that’s always present rarely works in his favor, because Christian Bale He seems to be the only member of its extensive and illustrious cast who knows how to squeeze it. The rest can’t be called bad, but they get a bit lost in the hodgepodge presented by Russell, to the point that in some cases it looks like they don’t know what the film wants from them.
Otherwise, Spectacular tools are mentioned in the technical sections So that makes the audience really feel that everything that happens on the screen is happening during the 30s, but this is in no way enough to compensate for Russell’s own inaccurate script.