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Lyn Cassady (George Clooney) claims he can kill a goat just by staring at it, and this ability has made him part of a secret unit of the US military. Bob Wilton (Ewan McGregor) isn't sure he believes him, but whether the assertion is true or false the journalist in him can see the potential for a good story. So Bob asks to tag along on Lyn's covert mission to locate another member of his elite psychic group.

MPAA Rating: R for language, some drug content and brief nudity.

Why is Men Who Stare at Goats rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: Men Who Stare at Goats is rated R for for language, some drug content and brief nudity.

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Brief portrayals of graphic violence.

- Portrayals of non-graphic violence.

- Infrequent weapons violence (some blood shown).

Sexual Content:

- Breast and buttock nudity seen in a non-sexual context.

- Mild sexual references and sexual slurs.


- Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations in a non-sexual context .

- Use of profanity, cursing and coarse language.

- Limited use of slurs

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Portrayal of use of illegal drugs and hallucinogens in a comic context.

- Depictions of smoking.

Men Who Stare at Goats
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence, Coarse Language.
Alberta 14A
Manitoba 14A Coarse Language.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Substance Abuse.
Quebec 13+
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A