Mixed or average reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 33
  2. Negative: 4 out of 33
  1. 30
    There's no doubt we need more movies for grown-ups, with jokes that don't hit us over the head, but The Men Who Stare at Goats doesn't fit the bill. At best, it might hypnotize you into a stupor.
  2. You may wonder if this screen version of the book of the same name is as unfunny and strangely mushy as it seems, but trust your instincts.
  3. 25
    At the end, as I stumbled back onto the street as disoriented and grateful as a released POW, I thought I'd need a calendar to calculate the length of time I'd been away.
  4. A magical-realist sitcom war farce that ends up being about nothing but its own slovenly smugness.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 152 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 39
  2. Negative: 14 out of 39
  1. Jun 4, 2011
    Apparently based more in fact than you might believe, this movie is by turns satirical, amusing and poignant. An original indie with a great cast. Clooney and Bridges do not disappoint Full Review »
  2. Sep 19, 2010
    I really don't understand why people hated this movie. It's hysterical! Clever, dry and flat-out nonsensical. Fantastic cast and extremely entertaining. Full Review »
  3. Jun 16, 2011
    I liked it and was touched by this story about beliefs, like winning a war with love instead of violence, the movie made â