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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the greatest films of all time. Criminally underrated., February 2, 2008
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This review is from: Goya's Ghosts (DVD)
In 1975 Milos Forman made One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, winner of 5 Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director. In 1984 he brought us Amadeus, winner of 8 Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director. Now, 23 years later, he brings us Goya's Ghosts, a brand new epic masterpiece on par with his previous critically acclaimed Academy Award winners.

The only difference is, Goya's Ghosts not only didn't get a single Oscar nomination, but it was slammed and hated by most critics. I'll make this part of my review short and simply say that this film must be so brilliant that it went right over the critics heads. The script is complicated, and the meaning of the title has been misinterpreted by almost everyone i've talked to about it.

Now, for the film itself. Perfection. Absolute perfection. Do not believe any of the negative reviews from the critics. This film is a masterpiece in every way. Music, acting, cinematography, script, everything. It's a breathtaking period drama that grips you from the first frame to the last and leaves you barely able to wrap your mind around just how perfect and brilliant it was. This is not a film to miss. It has taken the spot of #3 in my top 10 films of all time, #2 and #1 being One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Amadeus. At the request of the first person who commented on my review, I've edited my review here to say that Milos Forman could testify to the fact that i'm not related to him or to anyone involved in the creation or publicity of any of his films.

I'm not going to go into any plot details about the film. I'll simply say once more that it is possibly the greatest artistic achievement ever executed in the world of cinema. Buy the DVD when it's released. You won't regret it. Thank you Milos Forman!
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Initial post: Mar 9, 2008 6:19:33 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 9, 2008 6:21:59 PM PDT
Giradman says:
Lennon - please amend your review w/ the statement that you are not a relative of the director mentioned who made the top 3 movies on the ALL TIME TOP MOVIES on your list - of course, you've got to be kidding? BTW, I happen to own the two older films discussed, and enjoy them but don't rate them as highly as you.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2013 10:26:39 PM PDT
V. E. Rivera says:
Goya's Ghosts is top ten of all time, I don't know about coco's nest or the other mentioned but Goya's is a materpiece!
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