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Release Date: 2006

DVD Release Date: February 26th, 2008

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, José Luis Gómez, Michaël Lonsdale, Blanca Portillo, Mabel Rivera

Director: Milos Forman

Genres: Historical drama

Production Co: Saul Zaentz Company, Xuxa

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  • 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

  • Below-the-line credits are terrific, which only increases an overwhelming sense of disappointment with the film's failed ambitions. show more

  • Goya's Ghosts is like the sketchbook Goya might have made with a camera. show more

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