THE MEN WHO STARE AT GOATS Movie Review
THE MEN WHO STARE AT GOATS will be released to theaters today Friday November 6, 2009. The movie is starring George Clooney, Jeff Bridges, Ewan McGregor, Kevin Spacey, and directed by Grant Heslov. If you are planning to go see the movie, here are a few reviews from around the web to help you make up your mind.
Our country is currently enmeshed in two wars that enjoy something less than unanimous support among the populace. Politically, we’re divided, with symbols of authority like the military held in only medium esteem by many. Given that, it’s sort of shocking that the new comedy film “The Men Who Stare at Goats,” about a truly wacky experimental U.S. military unit, should exist in a vacuum, removed from current events and the tension they’ve created. Read More
In The Men Who Stare at Goats, George Clooney, as one of the founders of a crackpot U.S. military unit, wears a mustache that makes him look like Dennis Farina, and he does his best to act cool, calm, and collected — which sets him in marked contrast to all the flakes and hysterics around him. Read More
The key question about The Men Who Stare at Goats is not whether it is true (though it allegedly is).
The key question is whether it will make you laugh.
No allegedly about it – it will. Read More
The Men Who Stare at Goats Synopsis: Reporter Bob Wilton (Ewan McGregor) is in search of his next big story when he encounters Lyn Cassady (Academy Award® winner George Clooney), a shadowy figure who claims to be part of an experimental U.S. military unit. According to Cassady, the New Earth Army is changing the way wars are fought. A legion of “Warrior Monks” with unparalleled psychic powers can read the enemy’s thoughts, pass through solid walls and even kill a goat simply by staring at it. When the programme’s founder, Bill Django (Oscar® nominee Jeff Bridges), goes missing, Cassady’s mission is to find him in this quirky dark comedy, inspired by a real story.