‘Amsterdam’ Review: Christian Bale and Margot Robbie Head Starry Ensemble in David O. Russell’s Chaotic Cautionary Tale

David O. Russell’s Amsterdam is a lot of movies inelegantly squidged into one. It takes an hour or more to settle on the kind of story it wants to tell, let alone a cohesive tone in which to tell it. Only once Robert De Niro shows up as a distinguished war veteran drawn into a nefarious political conspiracy does momentum kick in. The film is too manic to establish the three-way union forged during the Amsterdam idyll as the film’s true heart, despite its title.

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