George Clooney stars in yet another satire of the military-industrial complex a slackly written, marginally humorous service comedy about the US Armys program to train a battalion of psychic-powered super soldiers to conquer the oil fields of Iraq. Peter Straughans screenplay (adapted from a book and TV show by Jon Ronson) never really gets its hands dirty, despite the presence of Jeff Bridges, Kevin Spacey, and Ewan McGregor, as fellow warrior monks (Bridges and Spacey) and a wide-eyed stateside reporter (McGregor). Final score: Goats 4, Actors 0. Directed by Grant Heslov (93 min.).
Director: Grant Heslov
Writer: Jon Ronson and Peter Straughan
Producer: George Clooney and Grant Heslov and Paul Lister
Cast: George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Spacey, Stephen Root, Robert Patrick, Stephen Lang, Rebecca Mader, Glenn Morshower and Matt Newton
The Men Who Stare at Goats