• Released
  • July 20, 2007
  • R , 1 hr 57 min
  • Art House/Foreign
    Drama
  • 77 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Seeking to curry favor, a Spanish Inquisitor targets the muse of artist Francisco Goya.

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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
There is so little emotionally or intellectually at stake in most popular entertainment that Goya's Ghosts, Milos Forman's challenging,...
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75

Premiere

By Glenn Kenny
Ghosts is one of Forman's most ambitious and daring films; would that all of its ambitions were fulfilled.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
An oddly structured tale about Francisco Goya and the Spain that he lived and worked in.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Goya's Ghosts is like the sketchbook Goya might have made with a camera.
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63

Miami Herald

By Marta Barber
Captures the essence of the period -- an intriguing, backward era in Spain -- but without the emotional impact that such a film requires.
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63

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Although the period feeling is convincing, Forman doesn't seem to know exactly what he wants to say about this intensely complex era - and...
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Below-the-line credits are terrific, which only increases an overwhelming sense of disappointment with the film's failed ambitions.
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50

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
The film's seriousness of intent is unimpeachable – Forman and Carriere see disturbing echoes of the modern world in 18th-century Spain --...
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38

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
An overstuffed turkey that's entertaining for all the wrong reasons.
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25

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
In a season of digital bombast, it can be a relief to walk into a stodgy life-of-the-great-man costume drama. Goya's Ghosts, before it...
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Rated R | For violence, disturbing images, some sexual content and nudity
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Intense historical epic is for adults only.
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