Metascore
54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 33
  2. Negative: 4 out of 33
  1. 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.
  2. A magical-realist sitcom war farce that ends up being about nothing but its own slovenly smugness.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
User Score
6.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 156 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 41
  2. Negative: 14 out of 41
  1. Jun 4, 2011
    7
    Apparently based more in fact than you might believe, this movie is by turns satirical, amusing and poignant. An original indie with a greatApparently 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
    8
    I really don't understand why people hated this movie. It's hysterical! Clever, dry and flat-out nonsensical. Fantastic cast and extremelyI 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. UriG
    Mar 7, 2010
    9
    First of all, I must say I was nearly forced to go inside the cinema to watch the movie. But after watching it, I accept that it was a really First of all, I must say I was nearly forced to go inside the cinema to watch the movie. But after watching it, I accept that it was a really nice film: fresh, not slow(but not as fast as I would have liked), really funny, and with a few moments that everybody in the cinema laughed really loud. It is worth watching it, so I recommend it to everybody. A must-see film if you wanna enjoy a really nice time! Full Review »