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Image and video hosting by TinyPic Cast: George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges

Director: Grant Heslov

Genre: Comedy

Year: 2009

Rating: R

Journalist Bob Wilton (Ewan McGregor) latches onto an unbelievable story in Iraq when he meets Lyn Cassady (George Clooney), a man of mysterious origins who reveals he was a "warrior monk" trained by the U.S. Army to develop psychic powers.

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Fan's of the Coen brothers should enjoy this offbeat comedy while others may not get it at all so it is safe to say this isn't going to be for everyone. The film is funny,smart and even dumb but what it does leave a lasting impression long after it is over. I couldn't help thinking about the film and it's quirky characters long after it was over. The film sports an all-star cast including George Clooney as a "Remote Viewer" who is sent on a secret mission by a vision he had. I am not the biggest Clooney fan around but I thought he did a great job in this film, he seems to play these types of character perfectly. Besides Clooney you also have Kevin Spacey, Ewan McGregor and the Oscar winning Jeff Bridges. The story is certainly not conventional but the writing as silly as it might be is very funny and the actors really deliver on playing these oddball characters. The film doesn't really do the book justice but on it's own it's pretty entertaining, the reviews early on for the film had a lot of negative feedback but this is one of those kind of movies that you are going to really enjoy or hate so there is no inbetween here but if you go into the film with an open mind and just go with the story and try not to think about it too much you just might find it to be a pretty funny satire regardless of how ridiculous it is. If you are a fan of absurd comedy then you are going to want to make this a miss see but I am not sure I can totally recommend this to those that only enjoy mainstream comedies but if you are looking for something a bit different then this will do the trick plus the cast alone warrants at least a rental. As strange as it may seen this is based off real-life events with a comic twist of course. In the end I felt it could of been a better movie and I felt the last 30 minutes could of was a bit of a let down but over-all for what it was I found it to be refreshing and entertaining and I laughed enough and had a good time so I do recommend at least checking it out. Available on DVD and BLU-ray withe special features that include:

Goats Declassified: The Real Men of the First Earth Battalion

Project “Hollywood”: A Classified Report from the Set

Audio Commentaries

Character Bios

Deleted Scenes

Released by Anchor Bay Entertainment.

*** Out Of *****