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The W - Movies & TV - The Men Who Stare At Goats (semi-spoilers)
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.87
I knew this was going to be a weird one, but my father wanted to see it and I was intrigued.

The truth is, I still don't know what to think about it. The first two-thirds of the movie is pretty strong, at least when they go to the flashbacks of how Clooney got and used his psychic abilities. The modern day stuff was okay, but there was one long sequence that was unnecessary.

The last third was not good. I was disappointed in the way they ended the movie and I think it overrode everything that came before it enough that I have to say that I don't really recommend it (at least not in the theater).

Mild recommendation to avoid.



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For the first 40 minutes or so, I could not have been happier with this flick. Guns, black ops, Star Wars and The Dude all involved in a plot that seemed pulled from a comic book?!

But, like you mentioned, things changed. Probably right when they had the car accident. The whole thing seemed to screech to a halt. As if someone realized: "oh bugger....need to write an ending".

I'd say the quirks and the enjoyment of the first half are enough for me to mildly recommend it. The recurring and unspoken joke about Ewan McGregor is kinda' funny (but less funny when you have to explain it to your significant other).



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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.07
I gotta disagree. I LOVED this flick! The first part was great, and the last third or so made perfect sense when you take into account how selfish Kevin Spacey's character was in the first part of the movie. Of COURSE he would be involved and trying to cash in.

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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.61
    Originally posted by dWs
    The recurring and unspoken joke about Ewan McGregor is kinda' funny (but less funny when you have to explain it to your significant other).


Uh oh, did this joke go over my head? What was it?



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Since: 26.2.09
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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.22
    Originally posted by StaggerLee
    I gotta disagree. I LOVED this flick! The first part was great, and the last third or so made perfect sense when you take into account how selfish Kevin Spacey's character was in the first part of the movie. Of COURSE he would be involved and trying to cash in.



See, I just thought Kevin Spacey's character was such a one-dimensional jerk, that it took away from the movie. It seemed to me that there was an extra connection missing between Spacey, Clooney and Bridges.

Oh, Big Bad: the Ewan McGregor joke revolved around his actual casting. His character knew next-to-nothing about the whole "Jedi" concept. Especially funny when you consider he played no less than Obi-Wan Kenobi in three flicks (although we are trying to forget about them).



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