I'd rather eat my own leg than watch this again
- The Men Who Stare at Goats review by RP
With so many big-name stars (George Clooney, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Spacey, Ewan MacGregor...) surely this must be a good film? Err, no. It's dreadful.
I do have a quirky sense of humour. I love off-the-wall ideas. But I sat through 90+ minutes of this and on only a couple of occasions did a smile crack my face. Jeff Bridges reprises his role from 'The Big Lebowski' - but dude, this film is dire.
The problem is that the film could have been so much better. It deserves to be better - but it falls short. It currently has a score of only 6.3 on IMDB, which should really have told me something. While I have watched worse films, recently I've learned to avoid them - but unfortunately not this time.
It appears to be an attempt at comic satire in the vein of 'Catch 22' (WW II), 'M*A*S*H' (Korea), 'Doctor Strangelove' (cold war) or 'Apocalypse Now' (Vietnam). But regrettably it is a misguided attempt and hits few, if any, of the rather too obvious targets.
It's dire. It's a turkey. It's a stinker. I'd rather eat my own leg than watch this again. And no, I can't recommend it.
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