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PanamaTrickster Reviews: Amsterdam (2022)

See movie reviews (with no spoilers) of the latest films from PanamaTrickster, an aspiring movie critic.


Amsterdam might sound like a movie that you have to go see, due to its star-studded cast of big-name talent. But that’s really all it has going for it. Amsterdam uses the star power for shock factor, and seemingly not at all for plot advancement or any real significance. Even the camera work was boring, with nothing at all creative going on behind the scenes. David Russell is usually a wiz behind the camera, but in this film, he felt like an inexperienced dud trying to make something the Oscars would eat up without watching.

The actors felt bland in their delivery, like they were reading directly from a script, almost similar to an episode of Drunk History. The story in itself was simply boring, having next to no life whatsoever behind the script. The pace was slow, the action was practically nonexistent, and even some scenes that switched camera angles were not synced properly, making you feel like you skipped ahead or rewound for two or three seconds at a time.

The only redeeming actors in this otherwise pitiful outing were Rami Malek, who still felt like he was running the high of being Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody, and Zoe Saldaña, who truly never really disappoints in any of her works, always giving at least 100%. All in all, save yourself the two hours, and go for something with more life, heart and enjoyment.


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