Wide-eyed and insecure, McGregor is atypical enough to be likable and believable, and Clooney is funny, both with his physical embellishments and straight delivery of wacky dialogue. For Clooney, "Goats" bleats somewhere between "Burn After Reading" and "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"
Without knowing exactly what he was handed script-wise, it's hard know how well Grant Heslov worked as a director. The end result is serviceable and enjoyable, but energy viewers might otherwise devote to laughing is instead expended on back-and-forth transitions and timeline interstitials.
"Goat" gets it, but not quite all of it. "Joe Wertz