“The film paints a very different portrait from the giggling, crass and lecherous Mozart of Amadeus.  He’s still something of a flirt with the ladies, and doesn’t think twice about having an affair, even though he’s left his wife and child at home, but he’s nowhere near as obnoxious as his predecessor.  And Aneurin Bernard brings just enough intensity to the role to make him convincing.  That said, the showpiece role belongs to James Purefoy, who inhabits the loathesome baron with more than a little relish, yet never steps over the line into pantomime.”  flickeringmyth.com