Men Who Stare at Goats, The : Movie Review

There's a serious lack of subtlety in mainstream American movies these days; for now, at least, the big studios have all but given up on luring grown-ups back into movie theaters. So there were plenty of reasons to look forward to "The Men Who Stare at Goats," a deadpan comedy based on the real-life events chronicled in Jon Ronson's nonfiction bestseller of the same name. The movie is directed by Grant Heslov, producer and co-writer of George Clooney's "Good Night, and Good Luck." Its stars are Ewan McGregor and George Clooney, two great-looking, charismatic, seasoned actors who tend to choose their material carefully and intelligently. And Jeff Bridges and Kevin Spacey show up in smaller, supporting roles. What's not to love?

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Author : Stephanie Zacharek