People seemed to disagree whenever this was a good or bad movie. George Clooney, Jeff Bridges and Kevin Spacey - great line up, good chances, high hopes, perfect starting point ... and major disappointment.
The film is announced as a comedy, but I was chocked of how serious the tone was. Yes, there are silly and wonderful moments, but it can almost be counted on one hand.
Clooney plays his character serious, yet with a glimpse of comedy, but it stays in the serious tone. The side characters are surprisingly indifferent. Mostly because they aren't given enough screen time. I would love to have seen more or Jeff Bridges' hippie lieutenant and Kevin Spaceys ambitious soldier.
The Men Who Stare At Goats is unfortunately wasted potential. It could have been a wonderful silly comedy, but it is a way too dark and serious drama with a minimum of funny moments.
They might stare at goats - I stared at my watch too many times to want to own it.