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The Men Who Stare at Goats Reviews

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Justin Stewart
Stop Smiling
March 5, 2014
It's Heslov's sarcastic, assuming tone, not the actors, that makes Goats so intolerable, and it begins immediately with the opening credits.
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
September 24, 2012
Even at a brief running time of 87 minutes, the film feels stretched, leaving you as "the person who blankly stares at the screen"...until it's finally over.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Neil Pond
American Profile
September 30, 2011
The oddity of its subject matter can't quite find a suitable groove between weird believability and preposterous put-on.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mike Edwards
What Culture
February 3, 2011
A genuinely funny film packed with acting talent (...) well worth 90 minutes of anyone's time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife
January 31, 2011
although Clooney's charm factor helps Cassady rise above the caricatures created by the rest of the cast. ... it won't necessarily elevate a mediocre film into one worth watching.
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
October 21, 2010
The Men Who Stare at Goats makes [True Lies] seem like a sensitive and balanced take on American/Middle Eastern relations.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Rafer Guzman
Newsday
July 6, 2010
All in all, Goats would have been groaningly familiar, even back in the 1960s.
Cris Kennedy
Screenwize
July 4, 2010
The film aspires to the kind of quirk the Coen Brothers do so well. It delivers quirk in droves. It just stops short of the big yucks.
| Original Score: 2/5
Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm
May 12, 2010
The slapstick is broad and the jokes are scattershot, but the satirical digs at the self-delusion directing much of American foreign policy are well aimed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
April 25, 2010
Una comedia satírica y anti militarista mucho menos graciosa de lo que prometía.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
March 30, 2010
A series of barely tethered surrealistic shenanigans perpetrated by coasting A-listers.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
March 26, 2010
...an odd movie that falls in between the cracks of dramedy and military satire. While it has a fine cast and some terrific moments, this story of an experimental U.S. military unit with allegedly psychic powers never really gets off the ground.
Full Review | Original Score: 80/100
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
March 19, 2010
Strained and uncomfortably buffonish. Everybody (except Clooney) is mugging when they should've just tried acting. Real satire draws blood. This one nudges you in the ribs.
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
March 18, 2010
Silly psychics make good characters but don't have enough to do
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mark Demetrius
FILMINK (Australia)
March 2, 2010
While this often hilariously haphazard film draws you in, you're ultimately left trying to discern fact from fiction.
Gavin Bond
Sunday Times (Australia)
March 2, 2010
Despite this offbeat film's shortcomings, one can't help but admire director Grant Heslov and his influential pal Clooney in bringing to the screen yet another timely reminder of war's ludicrousness and ultimate futility.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Colin Newton
Courier Mail (Australia)
March 2, 2010
The film meanders in a nonsensical way and never reaches a satisfactory conclusion. It's got a Coen Brothers edge to it and will leave many viewers scratching their heads.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
February 27, 2010
It's more like a series of amazing anecdotes and crazy adventures than a fully formed story
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
February 27, 2010
Like its intriguing title, this 'more of it is true than you would believe' satire about US intelligence, psychic spies, hippies and super soldiers is a trip to the wacky side
February 16, 2010
Dancing With Goats
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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