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Release Date: November 6th, 2009

DVD Release Date: March 23rd, 2010

R|1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary
Struggling reporter Bob Wilton (Ewan McGregor) gets the scoop of a lifetime when he meets Lyn Cassady (George Clooney), who claims to be from a unit of psychic soldiers who have been reactivated for duty. Intrigued by Cassady's assertions that they can walk through walls and kill goats by fixed gazes, Wilton follows him on a dangerous, top-secret mission across Iraq to find the brigade's founder, Bill Django (Jeff Bridges).

Cast: George Clooney, Jeff Bridges, Ewan McGregor, Kevin Spacey, Robert Patrick, Stephen Lang, Stephen Root, Glenn Morshower

Director: Grant Heslov

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Smoke House, Paul Lister

Distributors: Overture Films

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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