Goya's Ghosts Reviews

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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
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
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 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.
August 3, 2007
While there are probably computer-generated backgrounds and armies on screen, the movie still has the feel of an old-fashioned epic.
July 29, 2007
he acting is rather good, but only Ms. Portman and Mr. Quaid really shine.
July 27, 2007
...an involving soap opera with a terrific performance by Natalie Portman.
July 23, 2007
But in the end Goya's Ghosts is a far riskier and more provocative film than others released this summer, less because it targets relevant issues than the fact it refuses to take a stance on them on one side or the other.
July 22, 2007
Despite some unintentional laughs and the difficulties some actors have with the English language, 'Goya's Ghosts' is worth seeing for the color, the costumes, and an education into the perils of irrationality.
July 20, 2007
It has grand scale and grand ambitions, and in the midst of our annual silly season at the movies I would like to suggest that, flawed as it is, the film does reward our serious attention.
July 20, 2007
Rich in color and period detail, the film attempts an epic sprawl it never quite achieves, but the movie is always enjoyable and interesting.
July 20, 2007
One of [Forman's] more fanciful [biopics], spinning a historical melodrama around the great Spanish painter Francisco Goya.
July 20, 2007
An extraordinarily beautiful film that plays almost like an excuse to generate its images.
July 20, 2007
Goya's Ghosts, the new feature from the director Milos Forman, is an unwieldy mix of political satire and lavish period soap opera.
July 19, 2007
Not a perfect film, but its implications have profound resonance.
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