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Goya's Ghosts Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
August 23, 2007
A disjointed oddity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
August 23, 2007
Think of it as an Amadeus that doesn't work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
July 17, 2007
The movie is uneven in the extreme, to the extent that it feels like two imperfectly wed pictures. The first, while not extraordinary, at least contains some interesting ideas. The second borders on embarrassing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
August 8, 2007
A modern sensibility afflicts much of the screenplay, with characters expressing thoughts and opinions for our ears rather than acting as people of that era.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
July 23, 2007
Wrong, wrong, wrong, every step of the way.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
August 2, 2007
Feels like an unsatisfying outline for a bigger, better fil
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
July 15, 2007
A beautiful disaster of a period picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
August 13, 2007
Forman ought to have put his film to The Question a little longer before letting it loose on the world.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
July 19, 2007
Handsome but stilted.
Kit Bowen
Hollywood.com
July 28, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze
July 15, 2007
Portman is disappeared, stripped, chained and tortured, raped repeatedly in the Church dungeon and impregnated by the creepy cleric as he forces her to pray nude. Did I mention that the shackled hottie falls in love with him? Move over, Black Snake Moan.
Beth Accomando
KPBS.org
August 11, 2007
Goya's Ghosts has ambitious goals that it never fully attains. It proves intermittently fascinating but ultimately disappointing.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
July 20, 2007
[Forman] merely gives it a high polish, with lots of beautiful costumes, makeup and set designs, hoping that the Academy will remember him once more.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Eric Kohn
New York Press
July 18, 2007
Ultimately fails to match the competence of its director.
Peter Sobczynski
eFilmCritic.com
July 19, 2007
However, something must have gone terribly wrong on its journey from the page to the screen because the resulting film is perhaps the biggest and most mystifying waste of talent and subject matter since that misbegotten remake of "All The King's Men."
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
May 3, 2007
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Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Charles Petersen
Village Voice
July 17, 2007
Distinctly Goya in its emphasis on the grotesque, it shows none of the Spaniard's artistic economy.
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Nick Funnell
Time Out
May 3, 2007
With its riffs on art, its split-in-half story and Goya-esque production design, you can see it reaching for grand ideas about actions and their reverberations, but it merely rumbles on, illuminating neither the artist nor his tumultuous times.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
May 3, 2007
The cast is rather too eclectic for its own good. These are superior actors, but thrown together like this they all stick out like sore thumbs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
July 13, 2007
Starts out as a revealing drama about the Inquisition in Spain in 1792 but spins out of control trying to convey the big picture of turmoil in the country 15 years later.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/5
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
August 4, 2007
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