Goya's Ghosts Reviews

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November 3, 2018
Aside from the waste of great talent, the real shame here is that a film that takes the great master's name could at least try to evoke the raw visual power of his paintings.
January 19, 2014
A ridiculous biopic of the great Spanish artist.
November 17, 2011
December 16, 2010
Intense historical epic is for adults only.
August 27, 2009
Cumbersome and often stilted, Goya's Ghosts remains a worthy drama
January 18, 2008
December 21, 2007
Goya, aqui, é o coadjuvante de luxo de uma história que não faz jus nem mesmo aos seus protagonistas.
October 10, 2007
A storyline that turns so silly, you half-expect Mel Brooks to show up reprising his "Inquisition" musical number from History of the World Part I.
September 7, 2007
Goya gets lost as the filmmakers turn Spanish history into a chronicle of easy contemporary targets. They don't just hit the social-political bull's-eye -- they obliterate it with a cannon and inadvertently scorch the dramatic landscape all around it.
August 24, 2007
Captures the essence of the period -- an intriguing, backward era in Spain -- but without the emotional impact that such a film requires.
August 24, 2007
Reminds us of the wisdom behind the title of Goya's most famous etching: 'The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters.'
August 23, 2007
A disjointed oddity.
August 23, 2007
Think of it as an Amadeus that doesn't work.
August 23, 2007
Goya's Ghosts is less about the eponymous painter than it is a gripping two-part story of politics and faith during and after the Spanish Inquisition.
August 18, 2007
Goya's Ghosts is a smart, darkly funny and deeply pessimistic film. It looks good and features wonderful performances.
August 13, 2007
Forman ought to have put his film to The Question a little longer before letting it loose on the world.
August 11, 2007
Goya's Ghosts has ambitious goals that it never fully attains. It proves intermittently fascinating but ultimately disappointing.
August 10, 2007
What Forman doesn't give us is drama of sure coherence or credibility, but the trappings entrance.
August 10, 2007
Goya's Ghosts uses the lives of artists and historical figures to show us the best and the worst of our human impulses.
August 9, 2007
It's a richly seen and felt movie, but not one with a feel-good message.
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