First Glance: “Amsterdam”

Filmmaker David O. Russell’s long-awaited new film “Amsterdam” has dropped its first trailer and it’s something to see. The period dark comedy is Russell’s first film since 2015’s “Joy” and there’s no denying its impressive star power. It features Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, John David Washington, Rami Malek, Zoe Saldana, Robert De Niro, Michael Shannon, Chris Rock, Mike Myers, Anya Taylor-Joy, Timothy Olyphant, Andrea Riseborough, Taylor Swift, and Matthias Schoenaerts among others. That’s a lot of talent.

The film follows three close friends – a doctor, a nurse, and an attorney (Bale, Robbie, and Washington) who find themselves prime suspects in a murder and drawn into one of the “most shocking secret plots in American history.” This thing looks kinda bonkers and I say that as a compliment. With the tag “a lot of this actually happened,” it looks to combine a bit of history with a bit of wacky humor. I’ve always been a bit mixed when it comes to Russell’s filmography, but this one looks to be a lot of fun.

“Amsterdam” opens this November. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.

14 thoughts on “First Glance: “Amsterdam”

  1. Quite an acting roster assembled for this one, but the trailer didn’t move the needle for me so for now I sit on the sidelines. Good word-of-mouth regarding the story once it opens may get me into the theatre yet…because that cast is stellar.

  2. This does look interesting as I do like David O. Russell’s films despite the fact that it can be Oscar-baity at times and the fact that he’s an asshole.

  3. Saw the trailer during the Thor movie and it looked really good. Like very off the wall where it looks like you can trust no one other than the three.

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