Reporter Bob Wilton thinks he has hit the journalist jackpot when he encounters Lyn Cassady. A shadowy figure who claims to be part of an experimental U.S. military unit that utilized unparalleled psychic powers to fight the enemy.
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2,8. The "meh" type of movie. Amazing cast, entertaining and WTF plot, but it's lacking something. After a while, this just feels odd and kinda drags towards the one hour mark. Nonetheless, I believe that something like this happened during the late 70´s. It really makes sense when you think about it.
This is a very rare creature for today's movies. A (purportedly) non-fiction narrative played absolutely straight with total conviction, and that has moments of gut-busting hilarity. Clooney, Spacey, Bridges, McGregor, Root, Lang, Patrick, everyone did a fantastic job. This might have been Clooney's best performance ever. And it was great picking out the parts that could be true, and what COULDN'T POSSIBLY be true.
It's hard to imagine any film could live up to this outlandish, but allegedly fact-based premise, this one only comes close enough to be just entertaining. Great character performances and a fast-paced plot, though the ending is a bit of a let-down. Fun, but nothing special.
"In a funny kind of way I admired Lyn then. He believed in something so much he thought he could really die from it. That's what I've been looking for all along. Something to believe in. Something to give meaning to my life."
I honestly didn't know what to think of this film. Throughout the entire movie I was trying to decipher what the point of it all was, but I obviously failed. It also claims to be historically accurate, despite the fact that Clooney's character is apparently an amalgam of two real people.
Having said that, it had a funny screenplay and the actors were great at comedic timing, so all in all it entertained me.