Men Who Stare At Goats

Clooney, George

SKU: 013132137391

UPC 013132137391
Release Date 2010-03-23
Studio Startz/Anchor Bay
Discs 2
Length 94
Format Color
MPAA Rating R (MPAA)
Synopsis 4.5 stars out of 5 -- [T]hough Ronson's book and Heslov's film are hilarious, they both recognize the power of truth, and that's something to take with us out of the multiplex.3 stars out of 5 -- [T]he script by Peter Straughan keeps the gags coming.Clooney's sincere line deliveries and crack screwball timing never fail to amuse. -- Grade: B-3.5 stars out of 4 -- All of the actors play without winks and spins....The movie is funny.[A] likable, lightweight, absurdist comedy....Mr. Clooney has shed his cool cat skin to embrace his inner clown.[W]orth watching because it provides a showcase for a group of actors who really appreciate this kind of farcical comedy.Based loosely on Jon Ronson's weirdly funny book of the same name, the film has some of the farcical appeal and subversive wit of DR. STRANGELOVE.It benefits from the dense but pacey screenplay by Brit playwright Peter Straughan...Few cinematic pleasures are as sublime as George Clooney in full Clark Gable mode, as he is for much of the comedy THE MEN WHO STARE AT GOATS.3 stars out of 4 -- Just go with the comic flow, wrapped in striking light and shadow by wizard cinematographer Robert Elswit.Loosely adapted from a nonfiction book by Jon Ronson, Grant Heslov's directorial debut THE MEN WHO STARE AT GOATS begins as heartbroken reporter Bob Wilton (Ewan McGregor) heads off to imbed himself with troops as the Iraq War starts, but Wilton can't get himself into the country until he chances upon Lyn Cassady (George Clooney). It turns out Lyn spent decades as part of the New Earth Army -- a platoon of men, led by Bill Django (Jeff Bridges), who lived a new-age lifestyle in an attempt to cultivate extrasensory perception that would allow the U.S. army to win wars nonviolently. Bill now has a secret mission in Iraq, and allows Bob to come along. As the duo gets into a series of misadventures, Lyn shares with Bob the colorful history of the New Earth Army and chronicles the nefarious machinations of Larry Hooper (Kevin Spacey), whose jealousy of Lyn's remarkable skill brought an end to the group.
Cast Grant Heslov (Director)
Mark Mangini (Sound)
Mark Mangini (Sound Re-Recording)
David J. Webb (Assistant Director)
Robert Elswit (Director of Photography)
Jeffrey Lee Gibson (Stunt Coordinator)
Rolfe Kent (Composer)
Matthew Iadarola (Sound Re-Recording)
Marcia Calosio (Set Decorator)
Linda Cohen (Music Director)
Charlene Olson (Post-Production Supervisor)
Monica Monserrate (Set Decorator)
Jay Wejebe (Makeup Designer)
Peter Straughan (Screenwriter)
Craig Tex Barnett (Special Effects)
Barbara Hall (Production Manager/UPM)
Ellen Gordon (Production Manager/UPM)
Jon Ronson (Source Writer)
Jeff Bridges (Star)
George Clooney (Star)
Kevin Geer (Co-Star)
Chris Maher (Co-Star)
Glenn Morshower (Co-Star)
Wiley M. Pickett (Co-Star)
Stephen Root (Co-Star)
Kevin Spacey (Star)
Kevin Wiggins (Co-Star)
Steve Witting (Co-Star)
Robert Patrick (Co-Star)
Robert Curtis-Brown (Co-Star)
Ewan McGregor (Star)
Stephen Lang (Star)
Nick Offerman (Co-Star)
Tim Griffin (Co-Star)
Diego Serrano (Co-Star)
Terry Serpico (Co-Star)
Matt Newton (Co-Star)
Brad Grunberg (Co-Star)
Rebecca Mader (Co-Star)
Sean Curley (Co-Star)
McCaleb Burnett (Co-Star)
Hrach Titizian (Co-Star)
William Sterchi (Co-Star)
Sean Phillips (Co-Star)
Morse Bicknell (Co-Star)
Waleed F. Zuaiter (Co-Star)
Jacob Browne (Co-Star)
Todd Latourrette (Co-Star)
Elsa Villafane (Co-Star)
Fawad Masood Siddiqui (Co-Star)
Samuel Gates (Co-Star)
Minh Tu Van (Co-Star)
Shafik N. Bahou (Co-Star)
Drew Seltzer (Co-Star)
Donn Lamkin (Co-Star)
Michael David Aragon (Co-Star)
Regi Huc (Co-Star)
J.J. Raschel (Co-Star)
Aaron Shiver (Co-Star)
Jaime Margarida (Co-Star)
Hunter Bell (Co-Star)
Edward Holley (Co-Star)
Christopher Robinson (Co-Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region [unknown] Note: Disc One: Goats Declassified: The Real Men of the First Earth Battalion Project Hollywood: A Classified Report from the Set Audio Commentaries Character Bios Deleted Scenes Disc Two: A Digital Copy of the Film Widescreen - 2.35 Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 - English PCM Stereo - English Subtitles - English, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.22000
Height 0.50000
Width 5.50000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Comedy,War Documentaries
Attribute Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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