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The Men Who Stare at Goats

(DVD - 2010 )
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
The Men Who Stare at Goats
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Reporter Bob Wilton is trying to lose himself in the romance of war after his marriage fails. He gets more than he bargains for when he meets a special forces agent who reveals the existence of a secret, military unit whose goal is to end war as we know it. With unparalleled psychic powers, they can read the enemy's thoughts, pass through solid walls, and even kill a goat by simply staring at it. Now, the founder of the unit has gone missing and the trail leads to another psychic soldier who has distorted the mission to serve his own ends.
Title: The men who stare at goats
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Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : Distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment, [2010]
Edition: Widescreen version
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (94 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Notes: Special features: "Goats declassified: the real men of the First Earth Battalion" featurette; "Project 'Hollywood:' a classified report from the set" featurette; audio commentaries; character bios; deleted scenes
Originally released as a motion picture in 2009
Inspired by the book by Jon Ronson
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Summary: Reporter Bob Wilton is trying to lose himself in the romance of war after his marriage fails. He gets more than he bargains for when he meets a special forces agent who reveals the existence of a secret, military unit whose goal is to end war as we know it. With unparalleled psychic powers, they can read the enemy's thoughts, pass through solid walls, and even kill a goat by simply staring at it. Now, the founder of the unit has gone missing and the trail leads to another psychic soldier who has distorted the mission to serve his own ends.
Audience: MPAA rating: R; for language, some drug content and brief nudity
Branch Call Number: 7.914 Me
Statement of Responsibility: Overture Films presents in association with Winchester Capital and BBC Films a Smokehouse/Paul Lister production ; produced by Paul Lister, George Clooney, Grant Heslov ; screenplay by Peter Straughan ; directed by Grant Heslov
Credits: Director of photography, Robert Elswit ; editor, Tatiana S. Riegel ; music, Rolfe Kent.
Performers: George Clooney, Jeff Bridges, Ewan McGregor, Kevin Spacey, Stephen Lang.
System Details: DVD
Other Language: In English, with optional Spanish subtitles
Closed-captioned
Subject Headings: Psychics Drama Parapsychology Military aspects Drama Reporters and reporting Drama United States. Army Search and rescue operations Drama United States. Army Military life Drama
Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Feature films
War films
Comedy films
Topical Term: Psychics
Parapsychology
Reporters and reporting
Publisher No: ZOV21370 Anchor Bay Entertainment
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May 05, 2014
  • 0cho rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Really enjoyed the first hour of this movie, the last half is ok but drags. Ewan and George are great together. A fun movie crazy movie. Worth watching.

Jan 10, 2014
  • MattPellerin rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

10/10 one of those movies you never forget and appreciate having seen in the first place.

remarkable cast with remarkable stories to tell.

Nov 14, 2013
  • SusannahElf rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

I read the book and loved it, so, inevitably I guess, I was disappointed by the movie. It "Hollywood-ized" the story by falsely inserting a happy ending (sort of), when in fact, like many true stories, there is no pat feeling of closure. Sometimes, nobody really knows what happened to the goats...

Aug 23, 2013
  • AGuyInAHat rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

You have George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Jeff Bridges, and Kevin Spacey in a movie together where there exists a faction in the U.S. Army dedicated to psychic warfare. The premise alone explains why you should check this film out.

Mar 11, 2013
  • Quimeras rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Without a doubt, “The Men Who Stare at Goats” has a stellar cast. Even so, some stories are better left untold.

One of those movies you really like because of its quirkiness or really dislike because of its quirkiness.

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

I selected this one based on the cast. I was unpleasantly surprised. Dull, ridiculous.

Jul 04, 2012
  • stevebraun rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed this movie. It was odd, and fun.

Jun 07, 2012
  • sat_a2z rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Still a strange movie about the soldier/e.s.p. combination. Parts funny, others unpredictable or weak.

Nov 25, 2011
  • Zzoe rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

I was disappointed in the lack-lustre plot, considering all the acting talent in the cast. Save your time, don't watch this movie.

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Feb 23, 2011
  • NanaPat rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

NanaPat thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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Feb 23, 2011
  • NanaPat rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

From the film :
Be All That you Can be !

Thelma Adams of US Weekly said the film was "Reminiscent of the Coen Brothers at their most Unhinged."

now, more than ever! we need the jed!

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Apr 16, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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