Tuesday, 29 January 2013

The Men Who Stare At Goats

Dir: Grant Heslov
Starring: Ewan McGregor, George Clooney

Staring at a goat is a hazardous occupation. It is said that in Estonia, they employ people not to stare at goats in order to assuage their anger. Narry Borman is not convinced that system can work, as even an accidental glance at goats can result in the pulling of hair, a kick to the gonads, or a bitten earlobe.

This film strays a strange line between farce, satire, and fact. As a result, it doesn't quite work. It's enjoyably brief. And Jeff Bridges and George C are always worth watching. But it seems like the film doesn't really know what it wants to be, and I'm certainly not going to waste my time telling it what it is.

Rating: Average

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