Film Preview: Goat (2016)

Page Revisions:

(July 24, 2016) Original
(September 11, 2016) New Trailer (#2)

Release Date:

September 23, 2016


From IMDb: “Reeling from a terrifying assault, a 19-year-old boy enrolls into college with his brother and pledges the same fraternity. What happens there, in the name of “brotherhood,” tests the boy and his loyalty to his brother in brutal ways.”

Poster Rating: C / B-

Review: (#1) You get the impression that the film is about hazing and that is true, but there’s something else brewing that this poster doesn’t quite get at the heart of. (#2) While the design is more visually appealing and a bit more interesting compared to its predecessor, it doesn’t say much at all about the film, which is troublesome.

Trailer Rating: C+ / C

Review: (#1) The trailer focuses too heavily on the fraternity hazing element and not enough on the causes of trauma that have led to the situations displayed in the film. You don’t give away everything, but some foundation could certainly help.

(#2) There isn’t much new here other than to showcase just how extreme hazing rituals can be. It presents no valuable information on the story, suggesting a film that exists more on the shock value than any narrative necessity.

Oscar Prospects:


Trailer #1

Trailer #2


Poster #1Poster #2


Add a Comment
  1. Another movie I got to work on for a few days! 🙂

    1. Why the “indifferent” smiley? Was it not enjoyable or are you disappointed I didn’t like what I saw in the trailer?

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.