18- The Men Who Stare at Goats [7.0]
The story of a secret unit within the US Army called the First Earth Battalion, whose paranormal military ideas mutated over the decades to influence interrogation techniques at Guantanamo Bay.
The biggest problem with The Men Who Stare at Goats is that the tone shifts frequently. It volleys back and forth between straightforward storytelling and slapstick anecdotes, never quite settling as a full-blown satire. Even though Jeff Bridges is playing a hippie character with long hair and shaggy beard, he manages to avoid being Jeffry Lebowski-esque. Ewan McGregor doesn’t nail his American accent, and doesn’t quite gel with George Clooney’s manic Lyn Cassady. Even still, it’s an occasionally funny, if not frightening look at what may go behind the scenes in the government.