The Men Who Stare At Goats

three and a half stars out of five Having read some negative reviews, I wasn’t sure what to expect here. However, from the off, I was engaged & amused (& occasionally horrified) by this strange tale based on Jon Ronson’s eponymous book. Ewan McGregor even captured some of Ronson’s peculiar nuances of speech.

Clooney delivered another great comedic turn & Spacey always has great presence. The fact that this is based in truth gives it an edge that stops it disappearing into total farce – just. I think that there was some serious political comment, but not of the in-your-face kind and there was a bit of “so how do we wrap this one up?” towards the end which slowed things down a bit. A decent evening’s viewing, nonetheless.

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