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Rated R · 93 minutes · 2009

Comedy
An emotionally wounded reporter (Ewan McGregor) gets himself stationed in Iraq after Sept. 11, and he winds up traveling through the desert with a purported psychic former soldier (George Clooney, in fine form) on a black-ops mission. Clooney’s soldier was part of a new-age squad that tried peaceful means to fight wars—but wasn’t above staring at a goat until its heart stopped. One of the year’s funniest movies, it not only features a hilarious Clooney, but Jeff Bridges as a longhaired military man and shaman, and Kevin Spacey as a jealous fellow psychic soldier. The movie falls safely on the bizarre side and, in that sense, shares similarities with Clooney’s directorial debut, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. Grant Heslov, who worked with Clooney on Good Night, and Good Luck, directs.
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Director: Grant Heslov
Producer: George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Paul Lister, Barbara Hall, James Holt and David M. Thompson
Cast: George Clooney, Jeff Bridges, Ewan McGregor, Kevin Spacey, Robert Patrick, Stephen Lang, Stephen Root, Glenn Morshower, Waleed Zuaiter, Rebecca Mader, Nick Offerman, Terry Serpico, Tim Griffin, Jacob Brown, Brad Grunberg and Elsa Villafane

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Portland Mercury More Than a Feeling The Men Who Stare at Goats: Of Boston and George Clooney. by Erik Henriksen 11/05/2009
Colorado Springs Independent True lies A movie that's unwilling to do much more than grin and wink at you. by Scott Renshaw 11/05/2009
Real Detroit Weekly Reel To Real (November 11, 2009) An Education, The Fourth Kind, The Box, A Christmas Carol, The Men Who Stare at Goats, Crude, Antichrist, Will Ferrell: You’re Welcome America — A Final Night With George W. Bush 11/10/2009
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Colorado Springs Independent Opening this week The Box, Coco Before Chanel, Endgame, More Than a Game and more. 11/05/2009
Charleston City Paper The Men Who Stare at Goats falls short of Strangelovian laughs On paper, The Men Who Stare at Goats sounds like a winner. As Bill Django, Jeff Bridges revisits his The Big Lebowski Dude persona to play a love-bead draped, bearded, uber-groovy alt-soldier, who believes psychic communication and dancing can win hearts and minds better than guns and bombs. He embarks on an Army program founded on demobilizing the enemy with telepathic thought waves and the preemptive strike of peace and love. by Felicia Feaster 11/04/2009
Boise Weekly The Projector: Movies opening Nov. 6 Haute couture, a classic holiday Christmas tale and George Clooney staring at goats. 11/06/2009
The Coast Halifax Take a look at The Men Who Stare at Goats Trust George Clooney's absurdly funny comedy. by Hillary Titley 11/05/2009

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