"Amsterdam" is an original crime epic about three close friends who find themselves at the center of one of the most shocking secret plots in American history. Based on facts that meet fiction. (Gary Reber)
Special features include the featurette "Welcome To Amsterdam" and a Movies Anywhere digital copy.
The 2.39:1 2160p HEVC/H.265 Ultra HD picture, reviewed on a Sony Bravia Z9D 4K Ultra HD HDR display, was photographed digitally using the Arri Alexa Mini LF camera system and sourced from a 4K master Digital Intermediate format. This is a gorgeously crafted picture. The color palette exhibits warm and rich hues with fine nuanced shadings. At times, the lighting and filtering creates the feel of the past. During some interior scenes there is almost orange-tinged flavor to the proceedings. Overall, flesh tones are casted with a natural look of warmth. The brief black and white sequences appear a bit washed out for effect. HDR contrast is well balanced with natural black levels and revealing shadows. White levels are subdued, but it appears to be all part of the stylization. Resolution is excellent with fine detail exhibited throughout in facial feature uniqueness, clothing and object textures. The production design and costume design perfectly deliver a sense of early 1900's America. This is a beautiful picture with wonderful cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki that is visually captivating. (Gary Reber)
The Dolby Atmos/Dolby TrueHD 7.1-channel soundtrack has the feel of the period with realistic atmospherics and generally subdued sound effects. Dialogue is the focus and is presented with good spatial integration. The orchestral score and occasional small ensembles provide a sense of subtle surround envelopment and a wide soundstage. This is true as well for the limited atmospherics and sound effects. Deep bass is limited.
The Immersive Sound element is comprised of a subtle extension of the orchestral score. At times atmospherics and sound effects also are extended such as a circling prop airplane, birds, thunder and crowd chatter and applause. The height layer is generally weak and much more could have been achieved.
Overall, the clean dialogue drives this holosonic® soundtrack's compelling storytelling.