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Release Date: September 23rd, 2016

DVD Release Date: December 20th, 2016

R|1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary
Nineteen-year-old Brad is a new college student and wants desperately to fit in. Taking a cue from his older brother, Brett, Brad decides to pledge a fraternity. At first, it's all parties and girls, but as Brad enters into the final stretch of the pledging ritual-known as hell week, things take a violent, humiliating turn. What occurs in the name of brotherhood tests both boys and their relationship in brutal ways.

Cast: Ben Schnetzer, Nick Jonas, Gus Halper, Danny Flaherty, Ginny Gardner, Jake Picking, Brock Yurich, Will Pullen

Director: Andrew Neel

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Rough House Pictures, Killer Films, Rabbit Bandini Productions, John Wells Productions

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Along with an ending that some will find either enigmatic or unsatisfying, the movie could benefit from some minor re-editing. But there’s still much that works here, from the chillingly droning score to a uniformly strong cast. show more

  • This taut adaptation of Brad Land's 2004 memoir is less a dramatized depiction of headline-grabbing hazing tragedies than a penetrating consideration of the psychology of violence and its role in defining manhood. show more

  • Goat is a potent reminder that even traditional gender roles can be rife with angst, anxiety and devastating social pressures. show more

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