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: August 10, 2012
DVD Release Date: September 11, 2012
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Critic Score: 19% 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.

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: 39% 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
"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