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Goats Reviews

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Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
August 23, 2012
A sweet junket into the land of the new agers, and youth that refuses to grow old.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Shannon M. Houston
Paste Magazine
August 16, 2012
A strong cast and the sweet and simple nature of the script (based on the novel by Mark Poirier) makes Goats a charming little indie tale worth the viewing.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.2/10
Kirk Honeycutt
honeycuttshollywood.com
August 11, 2012
This is a very effecting drama about a teenage boy buffeted by starkly contrasting role models from the adult world.
Full Review | Original Score: 7
Phil Villarreal
OK! Magazine
August 9, 2012
Pretty, confused and thrilling to analyze and revisit, Goats is just like adolescence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Eric Hynes
Time Out
August 7, 2012
Goats may cover an all-too-familiar terrain, but at least it grazes it well.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
August 14, 2012
A movie that isn't terrible, but--apart from the goat fixation and Duchovny's zonked-out turn--doesn't offer much that hasn't been done elsewhere, and often better.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com
August 13, 2012
A capable cast can't elevate this mediocre coming-of-age comedy.
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
August 10, 2012
Nibbles on a lot of stuff it never gets around to digesting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Sara Stewart
New York Post
August 10, 2012
If I were Holden Caulfield, I might call it lousy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine
August 10, 2012
The actors struggle to seem off-handed, much as the script does. Goats needs to be more goat-like in every way - unbridled, untamed, randy - and it never is.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
August 9, 2012
If Mr. Neil had the tonal mastery of Wes Anderson, "Goats" could have been so much more than an episodic sequence of whimsical little psychodramas.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
August 9, 2012
"Goats" is just b-a-a-a-aad.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Kalvin Henely
Slant Magazine
August 9, 2012
Christopher Neil's film is more location-scouted and photographed than directed and acted.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Alison Willmore
AV Club
August 9, 2012
[The] solid cast ... can't make the film feel like anything more than a meander through the familiar-feeling angst of a privileged teenager.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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James Rocchi
MSN Movies
August 8, 2012
... a stubborn, mangy, tangled-haired mutt of a movie -- one that could have used a little more guidance and construction and a little less free-range 'quirkiness.'
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
August 8, 2012
Loses the flavor of the journey.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
August 8, 2012
Mellow, but very much a work in progress, Goats has a bland but overcrowded menu that could benefit from a little feta.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jordan Hoffman
Film.com
August 7, 2012
Despite the ever-escalating cost of private education, there are still some who feel that there's no character more empathetic than a boarding school lad.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Nick Schager
Village Voice
August 7, 2012
Christopher Neil directs with a mechanical blandness made more tedious still by a score of gentle guitar strumming so aggravatingly benign it might inspire you to partake in one of Wendy's climactic, cathartic primal screams.
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
August 7, 2012
"Goats" is an amateurish coming-of-age movie made up scattershot ideas that are never developed.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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