George Clooney in The Men Who Stare at Goats'The Men Who Stare at Goats' has to have one of the wackiest story lines -- and film titles -- we've seen in years. A reporter (Ewan McGregor) covering the war in Iraq encounters a shadowy figure (George Clooney) who claims to be part of an experimental U.S. military unit, the New Earth Army, a legion of "warrior monks" whose unparalleled psychic powers can read the enemy's thoughts, pass through solid walls and even kill a goat simply by staring at it. The leader (Jeff Bridges) of the group -- founded during the New Age era of the Vietnam War -- has gone missing, and McGregor tags along with Clooney on a mission to find him. The weird part about this is that the film was inspired by Jon Ronson's non-fiction bestseller, an exploration of the government's attempts to harness paranormal abilities.

There's no middle ground in the critics' war of words about this black comedy: They either love it or hate it. Everyone, however, salutes Clooney's performance. Reconnoiter the reviews after the jump and let us know what you think.
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