Saturday, November 7, 2009
The Men Who Stare at Goats
The film follows a reporter, Bob Wilton (Ewan McGregor), who stumbles onto the story of a lifetime when he meets a special forces operator, Lyn Cassady (George Clooney). As they set out on a new mission, Lyn reveals his twenty-year involvement in a top secret, psychic military unit and shares details of their activities, each more bizarre than the last.
My Review: This movie is 100% authentic satire at its best. The smart script accompanied by the performances of Clooney and Bridges scream hilarity. The story begins strongly in comedy aspects but never seems to recover as the film progresses. Overall, the film falls short of the high expectations that it set for audiences, yet I respect the movie's eagerness. It is worth seeing for its performance and story about nothing. ★★★