The Men Who Stare at Goats

A reporter in Iraq might just have the story of a lifetime when he meets Lyn Cassady, a guy who claims to be a former member of the U.S. Army's New Earth Army, a unit that employs paranormal powers in their missions.

Directed by: Grant Heslov John R. Saunders David Webb Coraly Santaliz Ian Calip
Genres: Comedy, War,
Production Company: Ruby Films, BBC Film, Smoke House Pictures, Overture Films, UK Film Council, Mandate International,

The Men Who Stare at Goats - No goats. No glory. - Azwaad Movie Database
  • Release Date: 17-10-2009
  • Runtime: 94 Minutes
  • Popularity: 11.29
  • Vote Count: 1,989
  • IMDB Rating: 6.0
  • Budget: USD 24,000,000
  • Revenue: USD 68,729,358
  • Region: United Kingdom ( GB ), United States of America ( US ),
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Photo Name Character
George Clooney - Azwaad Movie Database George Clooney Lyn Cassady
Ewan McGregor - Azwaad Movie Database Ewan McGregor Bob Wilton
Jeff Bridges - Azwaad Movie Database Jeff Bridges Bill Django
Kevin Spacey - Azwaad Movie Database Kevin Spacey Larry Hooper
Robert Patrick - Azwaad Movie Database Robert Patrick Todd Nixon
Stephen Lang - Azwaad Movie Database Stephen Lang Brigadier General Dean Hopgood
Waleed Zuaiter - Azwaad Movie Database Waleed Zuaiter Mahmud Daash
Stephen Root - Azwaad Movie Database Stephen Root Gus Lacey
Glenn Morshower - Azwaad Movie Database Glenn Morshower Major General Holtz
Nick Offerman - Azwaad Movie Database Nick Offerman Scotty Mercer
Photo Name Department
Mark A. Mangini-Sound Mark A. Mangini Sound (Sound Designer)
Mark A. Mangini-Sound Mark A. Mangini Sound (Sound Re-Recording Mixer)
David M. Thompson-Production David M. Thompson Production (Executive Producer)
George Clooney-Production George Clooney Production (Producer)
Amanda Mackey-Production Amanda Mackey Production (Casting)
Cathy Sandrich Gelfond-Production Cathy Sandrich Gelfond Production (Casting)
Robert Elswit-Camera Robert Elswit Camera (Director of Photography)
Louise Frogley-Costume & Make-Up Louise Frogley Costume & Make-Up (Costume Design)
Tatiana S. Riegel-Editing Tatiana S. Riegel Editing (Editor)
Edward Tise-Sound Edward Tise Sound (Sound Mixer)

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Peter McGinn

Considering the star power here (Clooney, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Spacey) I can understand why people might feel somewhat disappointed when they watch it. I mean, the description even mentions the Coen brothers as a basis for comparison. With Jeff Bridges' role, it was difficult not to think of The Big Lebowski, but this film isn't of that caliber. Still, I thought it was entertaining most of the time. There were slow interludes that could have been removed to improve the pacing without harming the story. But if you understand that they aren't going for laugh out loud gags or one-liners, but rather they work for their punch lines or leave you to figure out where the joke is, maybe you can appreciate it more. I will say that the plot seemed a bit disjointed to me. The flashbacks weren't confusing, but in a slower paced film like this one, I think they were sometimes more of a distraction than plot-enhancers. The ending also had an air of an anticlimax to it, like - oh, okay. I guess it fit the laid back mood of the rest of the movie, but they might have done more with it. Still, I liked it. Enough said.

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