Goats
Goats (2012)

In Goats, Ellis (Graham Phillips) is the most adult member of his eccentric family at 15 years old. His mom (Vera Farmiga) is a New Age hippie that spends all of her time working on self-help rituals with her hustler boyfriend (Justin… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: September 11, 2012
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Critic Score: 20% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

Nibbles on a lot of stuff it never gets around to digesting.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

"Goats" is just b-a-a-a-aad.

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Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics

A sweet junket into the land of the new agers, and youth that refuses to grow old.

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Sara Stewart
New York Post

If I were Holden Caulfield, I might call it lousy.

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Alison Willmore
AV Club

[The] solid cast ... can't make the film feel like anything more than a meander through the familiar-feeling angst of a privileged teenager.

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Shannon M. Houston
Paste Magazine

A strong cast and the sweet and simple nature of the script (based on the novel by Mark Poirier) makes Goats a charming little indie tale worth the viewing.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

If Mr. Neil had the tonal mastery of Wes Anderson, "Goats" could have been so much more than an episodic sequence of whimsical little psychodramas.

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James Rocchi
MSN Movies

... a stubborn, mangy, tangled-haired mutt of a movie -- one that could have used a little more guidance and construction and a little less free-range 'quirkiness.'

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Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

A movie that isn't terrible, but--apart from the goat fixation and Duchovny's zonked-out turn--doesn't offer much that hasn't been done elsewhere, and often better.

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Flixster Audience Score: 40% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Strangely endearing, but not very exciting. I most likely added a half a star due to David Duchovny being in it. He is a funny, lovely man...
Christopher Haskell
Even though "Goats" is a coming-of-age story about a boy, played by Graham Phillips, David Duchovny's character, Goat Man, is the center of… More
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"What an odd but enjoyable film. If you like a good dysfunctional family film, then this is a movie for you. The mother, Wendy, is far, far out there. I… More
Jason Reneau
An odd little comedy, with a very talented cast.
Walter M.
In "Goats," 15-year old Ellis(Graham Phillips, of "The Good Wife) is leaving home for the first time to attend a prep school back east and will… More