Films: The Men Who Stare at Goats

The Men Who Stare At Goats

Mighty unusual film, this. Yes, there is a degree of goat-staring, but that is not the entire plot.

A dark comedy, based around true events (Americans are weeeeeird), we follow the story of the PSYOP movement. Some of it is frighteningly believable (and historically ineffective in terms of interrogation methods) such as the brainwashing techniques (Barney the Dinosaur, anyone?), but some of it, I find hard to swallow (I’m not into the whole “psychic” thing. Although I know people who are, so I will not pass judgement).

However, believable or not, this film is very fast-paced, pretty whacky (Clooney seems to be doing a lot of whacky at the moment) and very entertaining.

Drugs! Goats! Moustache! And dancing. Lots of dancing.

Get with it.


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