Video Review: 'Goya in Bordeaux' | EW.com

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Goya in Bordeaux In this portrait of the great Spanish painter as a dying man, director Carlos Saura eschews the fluidity of his dance dramas (Carmen, Tango)...Goya in BordeauxR In this portrait of the great Spanish painter as a dying man, director Carlos Saura eschews the fluidity of his dance dramas (Carmen, Tango)...2001-01-26
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Goya in Bordeaux

MPAA Rating: R

In this portrait of the great Spanish painter as a dying man, director Carlos Saura eschews the fluidity of his dance dramas (Carmen, Tango) in favor of a labored montage of fantasies and flashbacks that rarely bring the artist to life. Cinematographer Vittorio Storaro (The Last Emperor) captures Saura’s dubious vision with a Goyaesque palette of darkly vibrant colors — but sitting through it still feels like watching paint dry. C+