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Based on 24 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 3 )
  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The movie is harsh, nasty and vulgar like you wouldn't believe. And often, it's hilarious. show more

  • 60
    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. show more

  • 70
    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. show more

  • 70
    Scott Tobias NPR

    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 a minor league hockey enforcer, Scott finally has his Hamlet, a role that calls for every blank, uncomprehending look in his toolbox while accessing the cuddly puppy within. show more

  • 80
    Stephanie Zacharek Movieline

    Crude, violent and deeply enjoyable. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    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 dislikes anybody. He's just happy to be wearing a uniform. show more

  • 75
    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. show more

  • 50
    Tom Russo Boston Globe

    The movie's unlikely sincerity can't completely offset its ugliness for less bloodthirsty viewers, but it helps, and it does smooth over some narrative rough edges. show more

  • 50
    Stephen Cole The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    What a disappointment. show more

  • 25
    Nick Schager Slant Magazine

    A second-rate dude comedy in which an untalented knucklehead becomes a star through brute violence. show more

  • April 10, 2013 Michael
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    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
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    Great move! A ********** for all hockey fans!!

  • March 30, 2012 snelldog35
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    I\'m still laughing.

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