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Goats Reviews

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August 9, 2012
Christopher Neil's film is more location-scouted and photographed than directed and acted.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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-
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
January 31, 2012
Random and disappointing. Even Capricorns will give it a hooves' down. Rent "Running with Scissors" instead.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
January 26, 2012
A coming-of-age comedy/drama that unfortunately doesn't have much new to say on the topic of coming of age.
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
January 26, 2012
"Goats" is standing on the shoulders of its coming-of-age predecessors, adding nothing except a reminder that every generation goes through the same thing - evidently, cinematically as well as personally.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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.
August 9, 2012
"Goats" is just b-a-a-a-aad.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
August 7, 2012
"Goats" is an amateurish coming-of-age movie made up scattershot ideas that are never developed.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
August 10, 2012
If I were Holden Caulfield, I might call it lousy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 26, 2012
A debut feature lacking both finesse and ingenuity.
August 8, 2012
Loses the flavor of the journey.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 10, 2012
Nibbles on a lot of stuff it never gets around to digesting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 13, 2012
A capable cast can't elevate this mediocre coming-of-age comedy.
January 27, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 26, 2012
Genial but gratingly irrelevant and none too witty.
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
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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