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Vulcan Stev Family Movie Review: The Men Who Stare at Goats

George Clooney …  Lyn Cassady
Ewan McGregor …  Bob Wilton
Jeff Bridges …  Bill Django
Kevin Spacey …  Larry Hooper
Stephen Lang …  Brig. General Dean Hopgood
Robert Patrick …  Todd Nixon
Waleed Zuaiter …  Mahmud Daash
Stephen Root …  Gus Lacey
Glenn Morshower …  Major Holtz
Nick Offerman …  Scotty Mercer
Tim Griffin …  Tim Kootz
Rebecca Mader …  Debora Wilton

Synopsis from IMDb: A reporter, trying to lose himself in the romance of war after his marriage fails, gets more than he bargains for when he meets a special forces agent who reveals the existence of a secret, psychic military unit whose goal is to end war as we know it. The founder of the unit has gone missing and the trail leads to another psychic soldier who has distorted the mission to serve his own ends.

Overature Films – 94 mins – R for Language, minor drug use and minor nudity.

VS – 1.5 pointed ears.
Based on actual military unit.  I’m not sure how much credence to the ideas behind the unit.  The language is rough at times but not in your face.  The nudity is not gratuitous and the drug use is almost inconsequential.  The humor is subtle but definitely geared to adults, for example the irony of Ewan McGregor’s character asking George Clooney’s character what a Jedi is.  There is a story here but you have to be paying attention.

PIT #2 – 1 pointed ear.
This movie was kinda wierd.  I wasn’t sure what the story behind, in front of or anywhere through this movie was supposed to be.  This movie was funny in places.  It’s not the gut-buster it was advertised to be.  The R-Rating seems to be for excessive use of the F*bomb.  The movie didn’t make sense but in a good way.

PIT #3 – .2 pointed ears
This was a stupid movie.  It wasn’t funny.  If this was a comedy it doesn’t make sense to kids.

2.7 pointed ears out 6
This movie is not for the younger children but only because the story structure and humor are geared towards the adult mind.   Recommended for adult viewing at least once.  Rent this one, don’t waste your money on a purchase

April 5, 2010 - Posted by | Movie Reviews, Movies | , , , , , , , ,


  1. I love this movie, mainly for my own personal connection to the “New Earth Army”

    Comment by Berin Kinsman | April 5, 2010

  2. This is definitely an adult movie and not in a bad way. It was made for adults. I actually kind of enjoyed it.

    Comment by Vulcan Stev | April 6, 2010

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