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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.
Why Is Men Who Stare at Goats Rated R?
Men Who Stare at Goats is rated R for language, some drug content and brief nudity.
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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).
- 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.
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The Men Who Stare at Goats was inspired by Jon Ronson’s non-fiction book of the same name. Although this movie takes a comical look at the idea of using exceptionally gifted humans for war weapons, many fantasy films approached the same premise from a very serious angle, including The X-Men franchise (especially X-Men Origins: Wolverine), The Incredible Hulk and the drama Hearts in Atlantis.
Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A
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Details on home video releases of Men Who Stare at Goats...
THe Men Who Stare at Goats releases to Blu-ray and DVD on March 23, 2010.