13 user 6 critic

Goliath (2008)

A recently divorced man tries to find the one aspect of his marriage that still matters to him: his missing cat, Goliath.



1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Kid-Thing (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Annie is girl with no moral compass, thanks to a complete lack of parental supervision. One day, while playing in the woods, a voice calls out to her from deep within an abandoned well, causing her to consider the right course of action.

Director: David Zellner
Stars: Sydney Aguirre, Nathan Zellner, David Wingo
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A jaded Japanese woman discovers a hidden copy of Fargo (1996) on VHS, believing it to be a treasure map indicating the location of a large case of money.

Director: David Zellner
Stars: Rinko Kikuchi, Nobuyuki Katsube, Kanako Higashi
Sorry, Thanks (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Reeling from a brutal break-up, Kira sleeps with Max, a charming but disheveled wreck already committed to long-term girlfriend Sara. Max (no emotional sophisticate) becomes obsessed, ... See full summary »

Director: Dia Sokol Savage
Stars: Wiley Wiggins, Kenya Miles, Andrew Bujalski
This Is a True Story (TV Short 2003)
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In December 2001 the world's media focused on the small town of Fargo, North Dakota, where the body of Takako Konishi was found in the woods by a hunter. The media reported that she had ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Berczeller
Stars: Mimi Ohmori, Jesse Heliman, Steve Kilde
Slacker 2011 (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Directors: Miguel Alvarez, Bradley Beesley, and 24 more credits »
Stars: Bob Ray, Marc Wiskemann, John Chisholm
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A 1980s-set story centered around a man vs. machine chess tournament.

Director: Andrew Bujalski
Stars: Kriss Schludermann, Tom Fletcher, Wiley Wiggins
Diâ diâ (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Director: Takeo Kikuchi
Stars: Yuri Nakamura, Yôichirô Saitô, Kôji Kiryû
Frontier (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: David Zellner
Stars: Wiley Wiggins, David Zellner, Nathan Zellner
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Director: David Zellner
Stars: John Arkinson, Buddy Bruce Boyles, Rebecca Brogden
Damsel (2017)
Comedy | Drama | Western

A businessman travels West to join his fiancée in the mountains.

Directors: David Zellner, Nathan Zellner
Stars: Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska, Joseph Billingiere
Short | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A young girl playing in an idyllic field soon gives way to bears, fighting dogs and bugs. Spiraling into a nightmarish, surreal fever dream.

Directors: David Zellner, Nathan Zellner


Credited cast:
Chad P. Franklin
Caroline O'Connor ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carlos Aguirre ...
Charles Bryant ...
David Finch ...
Tonya Fulcher ...
Woman on Bike
Justin Lincoln ...
Chale Nafus ...
Oliver Sabovich - P.I.
Bob Sabiston ...
Nick Smith ...
Co-Worker in Alleyway


A recently divorced man tries to find the one aspect of his marriage that still matters to him: his missing cat, Goliath.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

cat | character name in title | See All (2) »



Parents Guide:



Official Sites:



Release Date:

21 January 2008 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs



See  »

Did You Know?


References Magnum, P.I. (1980) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Interesting. Enough Said?
18 August 2009 | by (Dark Pits Of Pain) – See all my reviews

Let me begin by saying I enjoy bizarre, off-shoot movies. But, generally, they have to be good or "progressive". In short, I decided to look for one in my local video store and came across this. The title and photograph of the cat in the film's artwork immediately caught my eye, however, I was not going to judge such a work by cover art. This film is not for the impatient, number one. Overall, the acting could have been a bit better and well, some scenes were a tad bit too long. I feel the cinematography lacked, but the sublime humor made up for this. Still, I was left wanting something a bit more condensed or thought-out.

After our hero, simply unnamed (you can call him Guy) is demoted and ends his recent wife with divorce, his number one cat (Goliath) comes up missing. Que the existential humor? Well, good stabs at it, to say the least. The cat was the only thing the guy had left!

The plot was simple, but could have been relished with more development. Sometimes, you would run into a scene that was just too long. Actually, there was only one I could think of that really bothered me. Signing divorce papers is tedious, but, it's not a burden any should bare. Hopefully the director will learn to shorten these moments in his next film. Solid film, experimental story, good in-sight on human emotion and a super-sugary ending. Although there isn't much music, it does well when pushed onto the audio.

Plot: 7/10 Acting: 6/10 Cinematography: 6/10 Music: 7/10 Comedy: 8/10 Direction: 7/10 Originality: 8/10

Slap a seven on that, babe.

13 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: