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Based on 33 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 88 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The go-for-broke performances help make all this paranormal activity too much fun to care. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    What's impressive about Clooney in The Men Who Stare at Goats is how he marries his goofy, comic side with his dramatic side. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    This is the anti-"Hurt Locker" experience: Where that Iraq War film was absorbing and deadly serious, The Men Who Stare at Goats is irreverent and lighthearted. One only wishes it were a more consistently funny film. show more

  • 30
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    You may wonder if this screen version of the book of the same name is as unfunny and strangely mushy as it seems, but trust your instincts. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Has a glorious good time satirizing the extravagant lengths to which the military and intelligence establishments will go if they think there's a payoff at the other end. show more

  • 50
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    When the haze wears off and the movie grounds itself in reality, it's a bummer. Until then, though, what's weird here is gloriously weird. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Even if The Men Who Stare at Goats is not worth comparing to "Dr. Strangelove," it should satisfy audiences with its great cast and patent absurdities, coated in quaint nostalgia for the happy hippie days of yore. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    All of the actors play without winks and spins, unless you consider Lebowskism itself a wink and spin. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    The film is more than a little odd but it has fun with its offbeat premise and moves along breezily until it gets bogged down in the third act. show more

  • 75

    An often highly amusing comedy in the vein of "Catch 22" and "Dr Strangelove," this lively satire looks destined for future cult status. Great soundtrack, too. show more

  • April 30, 2011 nf00000000090272
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    had no desire to watch this movie but my boyfriend convinced me to and I am glad he did! I was actually a VERY FUNNY movie! I definitely laughed a lot, and the cast was amazing, I mean seriously all those unbelievably talented male actors in a movie together, there is no way it can be a bad movie! Have seen in many times since I was first forced to watch it. A MUST SEE!

  • October 28, 2010 xxmiamiboy305xx
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    its a stupid movie ! i dont disagreee with that but at the same time i laughed my ass off. i liked it. i think you will get extra kicks if your military

  • December 15, 2009 xtearstained99x
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    i'm just glad my money was refunded to me. i sat all the way through it, but it was only because i was hoping it would get better. The storyline had potential, but it just never held my interest.

  • December 14, 2009 lmgagliano
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    Very odd movie. Don't bother seeing it unless you need a George Cloney fix.

  • December 14, 2009 R4090
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    Really stupid movie-Can not I actually stayed and watched the whole movie with my wife-At least we had a good meal before movie.

  • December 11, 2009 HHI ROCK
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    SAVE YOUR MONEY but more IMPORTANT SAVE YOUR TIME. This flick is a complete waste of TIME and MONEY. Now if you do not mind paying 8 bucks for a place to take a nap this movie is for you.

  • December 04, 2009 Olivia
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    this was possibly the worst movie i have ever seen. right up there with broken flowers. I didn,t walk out because I had to believe it was going to get better or maybe have a few good laughs but no... really bad! If these movies don,t get any better I am going to demand my money back... We should all do this!!!! funniest line in the whole movie was "the silence of the goats".

  • December 03, 2009 jwpbbook
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    Absolutely one of the worst movies I've seen in years. Some nice concepts but it didn't do anything with them. I kept waiting for it to live up to the promise of the trailers but soon realized that after the scenes shown in the trailers there was nothing left.

  • December 01, 2009 ritasrose
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    Laughed all the way, but you must enjoy farce and think it funny. Many people don't get a movie unless car crashes, etc. This stuff really happened and the uninformed just don't get it, of course most of the world doesn't believe half the real stuff that really happens and the military has it all!!!

  • November 30, 2009 cblack
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    My husband and I walked out of the theatre half-way through the movie. Need I say more!


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