Some movies fail in a grand, spectacular manner, loudly proclaiming how far they’ve run off the track at every turn, while some misfire so quietly that you can barely hear them implode. Christopher Neil’s directorial debut Goats
is a classic example of the latter phenomenon: It’s a film that’s technically well-crafted, stars some talented actors, and possesses a bit of genuine charm, but on nearly every level, it simply fails to mesh. Featuring a handful of improbable characters saying pointless things for no observable reason for 94 minutes, Goats
is hardly the worst movie of recent memory, but it’s difficult to recall one that so consistently and thor...