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Goon

(2012)

Rated R for brutal violence, non-stop language, some strong sexual content and drug use.

R In Theaters 03/30/2012 , 90min.
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Viewer Score
44%
Viewer score based on 92 ratings
64%
Critic score based on 24 reviews

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April 10, 2013
mb0560
Most fun I had watching a Hockey Movie since Slap Shot. Not the greatest acting, but it was funny as hell and the action was good.
May 23, 2012
yn00000000124318
Great move! A ********** for all hockey fans!!
March 30, 2012
snelldog35
I'm still laughing.

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Total Film
Lionising the pulverising, this is more fun than it has any right to be. The hockey technicalities may alienate, yet the demented, bone-crunching scraps, war-time team mentality and Whip-It style anarchy is addictive. Full Review
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
Aside from Scott, only Liev Schreiber - as an aging competitor - manages to steady the frenetic swirl. Whenever the two of them are together, Goon stops skating around in circles, and matures into the funny, surprisingly touching movie it wants to be. Full Review
Eric Hynes
Time Out New York
Despite being as pathetically penile-obsessed as any postmillennial comedy, Goon prevails where other sports-film farces fail thanks to Scott's winning, unwinking performance; Liev Schreiber's spot-on turn as a wizened, clock-punching rink assassin; and a pucked-up love of a bloody game. Full Review
John DeFore
The Hollywood Reporter
One of the things making Goon so enjoyable is its fairy-tale suggestion that all humanity's violent impulses can be exorcized in a Zamboni-groomed ice rink. Full Review
Kyle Smith
New York Post
The dialogue, while filthy, is wickedly funny, and sounds perfect coming out of the mouths of these beaten-down characters in their low-rent surroundings. Full Review

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