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Amsterdam is a box office BOMB

$6.5 million earned on a $80 million budget...YIKES

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by Anonymousreply 42December 2, 2022 3:28 AM

Oh well. Too bad. Tax write off.

by Anonymousreply 1October 9, 2022 11:14 PM

This felt like a streaming movie to me. Can't imagine bothering to see it at the theater.

by Anonymousreply 2October 9, 2022 11:14 PM

Bad Scripts! Bad directors!

by Anonymousreply 3October 9, 2022 11:19 PM

R3 Don't forget - bad producers!

by Anonymousreply 4October 9, 2022 11:20 PM

Funny how Taylor Swift who made a huge fuss about being groped at a meet and greet went on to work with a director who groped his niece.

by Anonymousreply 5October 9, 2022 11:21 PM

R5 He fondled his nephew, who was wearing a dress.

by Anonymousreply 6October 9, 2022 11:24 PM

I promise to say hail Mary's until Taylor has a hit movie

by Anonymousreply 7October 9, 2022 11:25 PM


by Anonymousreply 8October 9, 2022 11:26 PM

Margot Robbie is box office poison

by Anonymousreply 9October 9, 2022 11:27 PM

Thanks to fat ho OP, this makes me want to see this movie even more!!!

by Anonymousreply 10October 9, 2022 11:27 PM

It will take off after the dismantling of the electoral process puts Trumpsters in office in November.

by Anonymousreply 11October 9, 2022 11:28 PM

Richard Roeper wrote:

Very loosely based on some true events (though the three main players are purely fictional), “Amsterdam” is positioned as a cautionary tale about fascism and racism and a Big Statement about the Power of Love to Overcome All. Alas, the social satire is so heavy-handed, the slapstick shtick so awkward, the romance so unconvincing and the exposition so thick, you should congratulate yourself for staying awake for the 134-minute running time, which feels more like a crawling time. “Amsterdam” flails all over the place in terms of tone and style, before eventually landing smack in the middle of nowhere.

by Anonymousreply 12October 10, 2022 1:42 AM

This is worse than Bros flopping.

by Anonymousreply 13October 10, 2022 3:19 AM

Who's still trying to make charisma-void John David Washington happen?

Outacted by Taylor effing Swift.

by Anonymousreply 14November 12, 2022 6:30 PM

Taylor Swift's film career has led to two of the worst box-office and critical failures in recent years with Cats and Amsterdam. She is box-office poison.

by Anonymousreply 15November 12, 2022 6:35 PM

Washington is getting a lot of excellent reviews for his performance on Broadway in THE PIANO LESSON, so don't write him off just yet. I liked him in BLACK KKKLANSMAN.

by Anonymousreply 16November 12, 2022 6:36 PM

Nothing makes a Datalounger happier than announcing something is a failure. It's our own special version of Viagra.

by Anonymousreply 17November 12, 2022 6:36 PM

Swift has nothing really to do with the failure of either film. She isn't box office poison, but she isn't box office either.

by Anonymousreply 18November 12, 2022 6:37 PM


by Anonymousreply 19November 12, 2022 6:55 PM

Your comment is a failure, R17. Great... now I'm hard.

by Anonymousreply 20November 12, 2022 7:04 PM

Maybe stage suits him better R16. On screen he's wooden, blank faced and emotion free.

I've seen Black KKKlansman, Tenet, and this one. His acting is the same in all three of them. BK is actually a good movie and made the best use of that blank face acting (cough, character is undercover, cough).

by Anonymousreply 21November 12, 2022 7:26 PM

[QUOTE] It will take off after the dismantling of the electoral process puts Trumpsters in office in November.

Care to revisit this shitty prediction, R11?

by Anonymousreply 22November 12, 2022 7:47 PM

[QUOTE] I've seen Black KKKlansman, Tenet, and this one. His acting is the same in all three of them.

Have you seen the one he’s in with Zendaya? He’s awful in that one too.

by Anonymousreply 23November 12, 2022 7:49 PM

By R17's measure, this place would be in incurable priapism.

by Anonymousreply 24November 12, 2022 7:55 PM

R21, I've seen Tenet and couldn't remember who John David Washington played until I Googled it - he was the lead, and I'd totally forgotten him!

by Anonymousreply 25November 12, 2022 8:33 PM

Just saw the trailer. Big stars, nothing movie.

by Anonymousreply 26November 12, 2022 9:05 PM

[quote]This is worse than Bros flopping

Well yes. Bros cost $22M and made $14M+ at box office not counting some okay on-demand sales, etc. Not exactly a wild financial success, but not, bottom line, one if the more embarrassing Hollywood investments.

This one, however has a long way to go to not leave a lot of.people smarting for a.long time.

by Anonymousreply 27November 12, 2022 9:22 PM

A great many time I find some flops actually good but they just didn't market it in a way to bring the masses. This one, however, deserves its flop status.

Christian Bale, Margot Robbie and John David Washington have chemistry and gel really well and their friendship should have been the full story. Instead we get thrust into a subplot with atrocious casting (bug eyed Rami Malek, alien eyed Anya Taylor-Joy and equally wooden Taylor Swift and Robert DeNiro).

by Anonymousreply 28November 12, 2022 9:33 PM

Let's face it. If he wasn't Denzel's son, JDW would have been nowhere near those roles.

by Anonymousreply 29November 12, 2022 9:36 PM

DeNiro is awful in this. He also appears bored.

by Anonymousreply 30November 12, 2022 10:16 PM

David O. Russell, seems to have one formula for his movies. He thinks the characters are a "One Size Fits All" kind of thing. I don't like the way he portrays Women in his films either. I don't know how Amy Adams tolerated him.

by Anonymousreply 31November 12, 2022 11:08 PM

R31, Russell was, I believe, the only director who ever cast her in the "hot babe" role in AMERICAN HUSTLE. Or maybe he was the first to do so. Either way, it was the kind of change of pace she was probably looking for.

by Anonymousreply 32November 12, 2022 11:37 PM

I liked it overall. Great anti-fascist message and Bale playing a comic relief character for once.

by Anonymousreply 33November 23, 2022 8:34 AM

R16 being good in a play or Broadway show isn’t the same as being good in movies or tv.

Historically most studios and directors don’t cast stage actors in film or tv. You can be great for the theater but terrible for film.

They aren’t the same.

by Anonymousreply 34November 23, 2022 8:56 AM

I still think Russell's earliest films, Spanking the Monkey and Flirting with Disaster, are his best. They were scruffy and off-center, and he showed a talent for uncomfortable comedy. I still smile remembering Mary Tyler Moore loudly mispronouncing "the Schlichtings" as "the Shit Kings."

I haven't been crazy about anything he's done since he became a big name, although I didn't think "How the hell did this get made?" until Joy, the one with Jennifer Lawrence hawking mops on QVC. I'll add that I missed I Heart Huckabees and never worked back to it; I know it was divisive.

Re: John David Washington. Yeah, he's limited. He's best when he's just plugged into a nondescript supporting role, like Casey Affleck's police colleague in The Old Man & The Gun. But because of his last name, there's an expectation that he can be at the center of big films and the audience is going to embrace him, and if it doesn't happen this time, it'll happen eventually. He's been outshown in everything, but he'll keep getting chances.

by Anonymousreply 35November 23, 2022 10:12 AM

[quote] $6.5 million earned

At least that’s $2.7 more millions than Bros earned.

by Anonymousreply 36November 23, 2022 10:31 AM

R12 Ouch!

by Anonymousreply 37November 23, 2022 12:42 PM

Watched this the other night. Generally enjoy his films - American Hustle being a favorite - but the plot here was a little convoluted. I'd only had a couple of drinks but wondered wtf was going on. I liked Bale's performance, but he's usually good in whatever he does, the Thor thing aside. Glad I didn't pay to see it.

by Anonymousreply 38December 1, 2022 1:42 PM

The trailer for this popped up several times for me on YouTube and I thought it looked it awfully pretentious. The actors all convinced they are the best actors ever, the director convinced he is the best director ever, working with the best concept ever, all making the best movie ever made. If you don't understand what they're doing, if you don't "get it", well then you're just not smart, and don't deserve to watch this movie.

Then R35 mentioned this is from the same director behind "I Heart Huckabee's", and I remembered watching the leaked videos of David O. Russell having a complete foul language child tantrum meltdown at Lily Tomlin then another where Tomlin herself couldn't take it anymore and snapped, telling Russell exactly what she thought of him. Russell comes off as insufferable and arrogant.

by Anonymousreply 39December 1, 2022 2:15 PM

An overrated filmmaker

by Anonymousreply 40December 1, 2022 2:56 PM

Wise choice, R39. I saw it at a free screening and was so thankful I didn’t pay.

by Anonymousreply 41December 1, 2022 7:55 PM

David O Russell will always have a spot in my heart for his achingly brilliant Flirting With Disaster and its mainstream gay couple.

by Anonymousreply 42December 2, 2022 3:28 AM
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