Goon Synopsis
A bouncer overcomes long odds to lead a gang of under-performing semi-pro hockey players to glory.
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Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
Crude, violent and deeply enjoyable.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The movie is harsh, nasty and vulgar like you wouldn't believe. And often, it's hilarious.
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75

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
The dialogue, while filthy, is wickedly funny, and sounds perfect coming out of the mouths of these beaten-down characters in their...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The charm of Goon is that Doug Glatt (Scott) is a genial guy from a nice family. Just because he hands out concussions doesn't mean he...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
One of the things making Goon so enjoyable is its fairy-tale suggestion that all humanity's violent impulses can be exorcized in a...
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70

NPR

By Scott Tobias
Scott has made an art - or at least a career - out of playing the affable dimwit. And with Goon, a salty Canadian comedy about the rise of...
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
He can barely skate, but it hardly matters: As a goon, he's a genius.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Aside from Scott, only Liev Schreiber - as an aging competitor - manages to steady the frenetic swirl. Whenever the two of them are...
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Stephen Cole
What a disappointment.
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50

Boston Globe

By Tom Russo
The movie's unlikely sincerity can't completely offset its ugliness for less bloodthirsty viewers, but it helps, and it does smooth over...
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Hockey Movie Must See

By jacihirschfeld
Not only was this movie really funny and extremely entertaining, but they did a great job of showing a real side of hockey. Great casting - you couldn't find a better Goon. So glad I had a chance...

This movie is awesome.

By wlvrn
I see a new generation of hockey players being inspired into the sport through this movie....

Funny

By redKristi
Ordered this movie on Time Warner's "before theaters" last month, and it was pretty hilarious....

Enjoyable but not for the squeamish

By RandytheMovieFan
I can't vouch for the accuracy of the hockey scenes, but the story is a mix of blood, violence, humor, raunchiness, sweetness, family values and blood (yes I need to say it twice) that oddly come...

bloody fun

By westcoasttraveler
It is a funny movie that mixes the comedy with action very well. Sean does a great job as playing a loveable simple minded guy who just happens to be great at beating the crap out of people. its a fun...

Very Entertaining

By Tiberius05
A big change of roles for Seann William Scott and he excels. My only beef with the film is the lack of resolution for the family turmoil, but otherwise very entertaining. Not for the squeamish....

Goon!

By Ressemkered
I love Sean William Scott. I love Hockey. Obviously seeing Goon was a no brainer. I don't remember it going into Theaters so I figured Id give it a shot. And boy was i correct. This movie has...

I love this movie!!!!!

By whitesoxaregood
After the movie ended there was a hole in my pants where my **** poked through. But, my roommate accidentally hit it and now it bends to the right. After I found out that is was permanent I took some...

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More Info

Rated R | For Brutal violence, non-stop language, some strong sexual content and drug use
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Bloody sports dramedy about brutal life of hockey enforcer.
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