The Goonies

Release Date: June 7th, 1985

DVD Release Date: August 21st, 2001

PG |1 hr 51 min

Plot Summary

When two brothers find out they might lose their house they are desperate to find a way to keep their home. They find a treasure map and bring some friends along to find it. They are all out looking for the "X" and trying to get away from a group of bad guys who also want the treasure.

Cast: Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen, Corey Feldman, Kerri Lee Green, Martha Plimpton, Ke Huy Quan, John Matuszak

Director: Richard Donner

Genres: Children , Adventure , Comedy

Production Co: Warner Brothers, Amblin Entertainment

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Growing up , 1980s , Amusing , Pursuit , Friendship

More Trailers and Clips

view all

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    The action at the center of Chris Columbus' script occasionally falters and generally feels manufactured, but the kids go about their chores as if convinced that all their make-believe is true. show more

  • 50
    Julie SalamonWall Street Journal

    Actually, maybe the movie is better than it seems to be -- I just couldn't understand what anyone was saying. The dialogue came across as clear as schoolyard chatter during recess -- and just about as pleasant to listen to. There is a water slide, a pirate ship and an amusing little chubbikins (Jeff Cohen) who squirts Reddi Wip directly into his mouth. [20 Jun 1985, p.1]

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The Goonies, like Gremlins, shows that Spielberg and his directors are absolute masters of how to excite and involve an audience. "E.T." was more like "Close Encounters"; it didn't simply want us to feel, but also to wonder, and to dream. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com