Goya in Bordeaux Synopsis
Spanish painter Francisco de Goya (Francisco Rabal) reflects on his life.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Bravo!
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Desmond Ryan
Triumphs by taking an elliptical approach that still reaches directly into the very core of genius.
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75

Miami Herald

Saura's storytelling style draws us deep into Goya's world, a disturbing but bittersweet place that can look hauntingly modern.
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63

San Francisco Examiner

By G. Allen Johnson
Dreamy and elegantly filmed.
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58

Mr. Showbiz

By Kevin Maynard
Covers some bases, but it feels like the Cliffs Notes version of a grander epic.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
The movie never catches fire with the emotions.
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50

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Rich as it looks, it lacks the feverishness of Goya's art.
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Never comes alive.
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The meandering story doesn't gather much momentum and Vittorio Storaro's camera work is less awesome than usual.
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38

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
While it's visually stunning, the pretentiousness makes it hard to take seriously.
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Rated R | For Violent Imagery and Some Sexuality