Goya's Ghosts Reviews

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November 17, 2011
January 18, 2008
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
Think of it as an Amadeus that doesn't work.
August 9, 2007
It's a richly seen and felt movie, but not one with a feel-good message.
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
A punishing misfire.
August 3, 2007
Misery, misery, misery.
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 23, 2007
Wrong, wrong, wrong, every step of the way.
July 20, 2007
If Forman is trying to communicate that art isn't an effective way to change American society, he's proved his point neatly with this muddled, wandering dud.
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
Ultimately Goya's Ghosts left me wanting to watch Amadeus again, for the pleasure of a story well told.
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
An across-the-board disaster from one of my favorite directors, Milos Forman.
July 20, 2007
Fascinating ideas do hover, like mournful specters, around the edges of this meticulously detailed movie. But then they disappear, leaving us vaguely sad and unsettled, with nothing solid to grasp.
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
An overstuffed turkey that's entertaining for all the wrong reasons. It may in fact be the comedy of the summer, a melodramatic folly whose ambitions consistently curdle into camp.
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.
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