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Having a self-absorbed New Age mother (Vera Farmiga) and an estranged father (Ty Burrell) means Ellis (Graham Phillips) has grown up relying on an unconventional guardian: the goat-trekking sage, Goat Man (David Duchovny). So when Ellis leaves the alternative ways of his desert home for a stuffy East Coast prep school, changes are in store for everyone.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 25
- Fresh: 5
- Rotten: 20
- Average Rating: 4.7/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: 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.
Rotten: Loses the flavor of the journey.
Rotten: Genial but gratingly irrelevant and none too witty.
Rotten: Nibbles on a lot of stuff it never gets around to digesting.
Tomatometer IS WRONG
Even though the rating weren't so good this movie was good. The main character is pretty relatable. The movie is pretty good and its witty and smart.
Critics are too Critical
Despite a loosely connected plot and the lackluster acting of Phillips, his endearing qualities, a strong supporting cast and the beautifully shot landscapes combine for an enjoyable and "easy" film.
Despite the rotten critical reviews I decided to watch this movie and am glad I did. I like the cast of actors and thought they did a great job in this unconventional coming of age story. I think many viewers out there can relate to the issues of family, friendship, loyalty, and personal growth explored in the movie. I liked the ending and the surprise cameo appearance by M.D. Have to give 4 stars for this all-around satisfying movie experience.