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R| 1 hr. 57 min.

Plot Summary
Brother Lorenzo (Javier Bardem), a member of the Spanish Inquisition, seeks to curry favor with the Inquisitor General by arresting the muse (Natalie Portman) of artist Francisco Goya (Stellan Skarsgård). Lorenzo's plan backfires when the woman's father, a wealthy merchant, captures and tortures Lorenzo, and he must flee the wrath of his fellow Inquisitors.

Cast: Javier Bardem , Natalie Portman , Stellan Skarsgård , Randy Quaid , Jose Luis Gomez , Michael Lonsdale , Blanca Portillo , Mabel Rivera

Director: Milos Forman

Genres: Historical drama

Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Company

Goya's Ghosts (2006)

Release Date: July 20th, 2007|1 hr. 57 min.

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critic reviews ( 25 )
fan reviews ( 7 )
  • An oddly structured tale about Francisco Goya and the Spain that he lived and worked in. show more

  • There is so little emotionally or intellectually at stake in most popular entertainment that Goya's Ghosts, Milos Forman's challenging, compelling and wildly uneven film, shoots like a cannonball into the solar plexus. I can't remember when I've been so physically and mentally shattered. show more

  • Although the period feeling is convincing, Forman doesn't seem to know exactly what he wants to say about this intensely complex era - and that leaves his cast floundering. show more

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  • September 28, 2008 SDIDESIGN
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    Wonderful movie!!!

  • May 22, 2008 mfinn29919
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    Well what a great subject for a movie. It appeared to have an OK budget, star power all the fixins. It started out promising but quickly faded into a made for television type film. I gave up on it at the 94 minute mark. My European history teacher would roll over in her grave at the liberties taken here.I give it one and one half stars.

  • May 22, 2008 yechielelchonen
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    Previously Portman/Hershlag would not remove her cloths for entertainment. But now she has decided she must make a sacrafice for the Jewish people. Anti-semitsim must be combated. And so- viola! Her breasts are there for your examination (The crowd goes wild). On examinig her beutiful body in all it's wonder how can gentiles view Jews as strange creatures ever again? However it won't work of course. Too bad.

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