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... 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.'
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.
New York Observer:
Mellow, but very much a work in progress, Goats has a bland but overcrowded menu that could benefit from a little feta.
[The] solid cast ... can't make the film feel like anything more than a meander through the familiar-feeling angst of a privileged teenager.
Despite the ever-escalating cost of private education, there are still some who feel that there's no character more empathetic than a boarding school lad.
Goats may cover an all-too-familiar terrain, but at least it grazes it well.
Genial but gratingly irrelevant and none too witty.
Christopher Neil directs with a mechanical blandness made more tedious still by a score of gentle guitar strumming so aggravatingly benign it might inspire you to partake in one of Wendy's climactic, cathartic primal screams.