Goya's Ghosts
Goya's Ghosts (2007)

"Goya's Ghosts" is a sweeping historical epic, told through the eyes of celebrated Spanish painter Francisco Goya. Set against the backdrop of political turmoil at the end of the Spanish Inquisition and start of the invasion… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: July 20, 2007
DVD Release Date: February 26, 2008
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Critic Score: 30% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Ornate costumes and a talented cast can't make up for Ghosts' glacial pace and confused plot.

Marta Barber
Miami Herald

Captures the essence of the period -- an intriguing, backward era in Spain -- but without the emotional impact that such a film requires.

Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter

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.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A ridiculous biopic of the great Spanish artist.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Think of it as an Amadeus that doesn't work.

Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle

A punishing misfire.

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Cynthia Fuchs
Common Sense Media

Intense historical epic is for adults only.

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Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic

It's a richly seen and felt movie, but not one with a feel-good message.

Tom Long
Detroit News

Misery, misery, misery.

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Fernando F. Croce

Cumbersome and often stilted, Goya's Ghosts remains a worthy drama

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Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
Alice Shen
What a hot mess of a movie. Stellan Skarsgård and Javier Bardem both kinda phone it in as celebrated painter Francisco Goya and a flip-flopping monk who rapes… More
Curtis Lilly
Nothing like the Spanish inquisition to make a movie good. Natalie portman gets hung up and tortured until she is a creepy crazy lady, and a Monk dies. It… More
Alex roy
Film about the life of famed Spanish artist Francisco Goya, Goya's Ghost is a sweeping drama directed by masterful director Milos Forman. I feel that this… More
Jennifer Xu
An interviewer asked Milos Forman why this wasn't filmed in Spanish. He answered: "Because I can't speak Spanish." I now officially love… More
Pierluigi Puccini
Master Spanish painter Francisco de Goya is confined here to be a mere middle man, a MacGuffin in a tasteless soap opera set in the midst of two centuries.… More
William Dunmyer
[size=3]"Goya's Ghosts" is a remarkable film by legendary filmmaker [b]Milos Forman[/b]. It examines Spain in the terribly turbulent time of the… More