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114 Ratings


Directed by Andrew Neel
United States, 2016


Reeling from a terrifying assault, a 19-year-old boy enrolls in the same college as his brother and pledges his fraternity. Swept up in a world of shotgunning beer, all-night ragers, and hooking-up with nameless coeds, a protective shell forms to mask his insecurities.

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Goat Directed by Andrew Neel

Critics reviews

Though the film is slickly shot, lingering seductively on the titillating, testosterone-filled tableaus of campus life, what’s compelling here is the critical way Neel frames masculinity as something shaped by humiliation and violence, and the excellent, inward-looking performances from Schnetzer and heartthrob pop star Nick Jonas as older brother Brett.
June 16, 2016
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Goat is a refreshing and overdue exposure of the violence that white male privilege breeds and needs to reassert itself. It’s a more important film than it thinks it is, as it deploys a shaky camera and all sorts of out-of-focus affectations that never match the traditional literality of its script. Its artistic ambitions may only ever be cosmetic, but its indictment is real.
February 19, 2016
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Slickly directed by Andrew Neel from a script co-written with David Gordon Green and Mike Roberts, the dreary movie scrutinizes the nature of that animalistic behavior and unsurprisingly discovers a pathetic scene. While it may not bring the deepest analysis to the table, “Goat” effectively shows the way frat life preys on the weak by hiding insecurities under layers of crass machismo.
January 28, 2016
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