Keswick Film Club - The Men Who Stare at Goats

Sunday 28th February 12:00 PM

The Men Who Stare at Goats 

Director: Grant Heslov Country: UK/US
Cert: 15 Year: 2009 Length: 94 mins
The Men Who Stare at Goats

Audience Reaction

Score: 74.49% Attendance: 113

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Synopsis

Jon Ronson in his non-fiction book with the same title told of coming upon a secret branch of the U S military involved in New Age-style paranormal research. Critical opinion has divided about how successfully this notion, including, yes, killing by staring, has been turned into a fictional movie. The 'crazy comedy of military madness' (Philip French, The Observer) has a high-class cast: Ewan MacGregor, Kevin Spacey and Jeff Bridges are all present and correct.

Critics

open_quote The movie has one big element in its favor, and that's George Clooney, who is as good here as he's ever been. close_quote Mick Lasalle, Sf Chronicle


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