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.
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 23, 2007
A disjointed oddity.
August 23, 2007
Think of it as an Amadeus that doesn't work.
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 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.
August 3, 2007
More than two decades ago, Forman gave us Amadeus, a portrait of the historical artist that both captured a time and made its people seem real and recognizable. On that second point, the new film falls far short.
August 3, 2007
A punishing misfire.
August 3, 2007
Misery, misery, misery.
August 2, 2007
Feels like an unsatisfying outline for a bigger, better fil
July 28, 2007
July 26, 2007
[Milos] Forman has long wanted to make a movie about the Spanish Inquisition that reflected his own dire experience under Nazi and Communist regimes. This is it. But in realizing his dream, he seems to have lost track of the film's central subject.
July 26, 2007
Anytime you emerge from the theater praising the scenery more than the scenes, there's a serious problem with the picture.
July 23, 2007
Wrong, wrong, wrong, every step of the way.
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