The Men Who Stare At Goats

The Men Who Stare At Goats

Downloadable Video - 2009
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In this quirky dark comedy inspired by a real-life story, astonishing revelations about a top-secret wing of the U.S. military come to light when a reporter encounters an enigmatic Special Forces operator on a mind-boggling mission. Reporter Bob Wilton (Ewan McGregor of ANGELS & DEMONS, MISS POTTER) is in search of his next big story when he encounters Lyn Cassady (Academy Award?-winner George Clooney), a shadowy figure who claims to be part of an experimental U.S. military unit with unparalleled psychic powers that can read the enemy's thoughts, pass through solid walls, and even kill a goat simply by staring at it. Intrigued by his new acquaintance's far-fetched stories, Bob impulsively decides to accompany Lyn on his search to find the program's founder, Bill Django (Academy Award?-nominee Jeff Bridges). The reporter is trapped in the middle of a grudge match when the pair runs into renegade psychic Larry Hooper (two-time Academy Award?-winner Kevin Spacey) and his personal militia of super soldiers. In order to survive this wild adventure, Bob will have to outwit an enemy he never thought possible.
Publisher: [United States] : Starz Media : Made available through hoopla, 2009.
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 94 min.)) : sd., col.

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evro66
Nov 13, 2017

I enjoyed this movie a while ago, Clooney is very good in comic roles.
And I want to tell people who found the script weird and crazy - read the non-fiction book by Jon Ronson the movie was based on. Non-fiction!!! The craziest things in the movie were REAL, Americans actually did try to do those things. Sure in the movie they made things sound lighter and more entertaining.
I usually don't watch such movies with shootings, war etc. The only reason I watched it because I liked the book. OPL has the book.

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nordicleather
Nov 12, 2017

An ironic spoof on military burocracy. Could have been smoother. Didn't like the ending. Would have liked to know what happened to the two guys who took off in the helicopter. Have seen been ironic comedy such as Dr Strangelove.

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naturalist
Oct 02, 2017

“A theory on why many conservatives are "irony challenged"”
by kbman, posted May 13, 2017, at Daily Kos
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/5/13/1662075/-A-theory-on-why-many-conservatives-are-irony-challenged

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Kagamusha
Jan 03, 2016

Not that this was a bad movie. It's just that the Wilmot copy is bad and one cannot see the last 1/2hour. I never got to see them actually stare at a goat. Dang!

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PearlyKayAm1
Nov 15, 2015

I enjoyed this movie because I was in the mood for something completely weird.

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tlell
Feb 27, 2015

A very silly movie....

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javajon
Jan 23, 2015

Huh? Watch this movie and you will soon feel like you are the "goat".
Little about remote viewing, a lot about inane, improbable script writing and acting.

NewYorkViews Dec 09, 2014

I was expecting better, as I recalled the news regular TV reviews when the movie was released. It has a solid foundation, but the script is weak, and the only nice thing about the film were the goat views at the very end. The film circled about the comic degeneracy of the US Army's physic warfare division developed in the 1960s until the 2000 years where it ends in the film.

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marx_bro
Nov 03, 2014

Don't watch this film unless you wanna be totally gay.

island_girl2 Jun 08, 2014

Was really expecting more from such a great cast. If this is based on a true story, then the american military is more trouble than I thought lol

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NanaPat
Feb 23, 2011

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."

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Willowshade
Sep 28, 2010

now, more than ever! we need the jed!

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NanaPat
Feb 23, 2011

NanaPat thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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