Goon

Goon

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Goon Reviews

Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture
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As the brutality ramps up, and the story gains real consequence, for some reason, we actually laugh harder. Goon is a comedy, often a very funny one, but you might be hesitant to call it that once you've actually seen it.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

January 8, 2013
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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[Scott] is reason enough to see the film, which otherwise is a by-the-book sports comedy.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 20, 2012
Tom Russo
Boston Globe
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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.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2/4

April 12, 2012
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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The movie is harsh, nasty and vulgar like you wouldn't believe. And often, it's hilarious.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

April 5, 2012
William Goss
Film.com
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It's an underdog story that doesn't take itself too seriously, tender as a bruise and about as blue.

Full Review Source: Film.com

March 30, 2012
Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
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George Roy Hill's classic Slap Shot may still hold the title as the quintessential hockey comedy, but Goon certainly deserves to be mentioned in its company, juggling charm and grit and raunch and bloody teeth with assuredness and aplomb.

Full Review Source: TheWrap

March 30, 2012
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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All it wants is slapstick violence and "Slap Shot" profanity. And it delivers both - albeit not much else.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 30, 2012
Tom Long
Detroit News
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What's somewhat surprising is you don't have to give a hoot about hockey to enjoy the movie. This is just a guy living his dream: Hitting people.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: B

March 30, 2012
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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"Goon" easily takes the title of second-best hockey comedy I've ever seen.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3/4

March 30, 2012
Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
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Scott isn't bad: He sells the comedy of his character's ingrained politeness as much as the aggression. But "Goon" feels like a movie starring a gimmick, not a person.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

March 29, 2012
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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The fact that a movie as harsh and despicable as "Goon" can be promoted as a comedy says terrible things about the state of the American film industry.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 1.5/4

March 29, 2012
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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Behind the film's brass knuckles are tender fingers.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

March 29, 2012
Scott Tobias
NPR
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It's made with affection both for the ritual of hockey fights and the strain of sports movies that care more about wisecracks and pranks than winning the big game.

Full Review Source: NPR

March 29, 2012
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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[Scott is] a talented actor, and it's worth checking out his new dramedy just to get a sense of his wide-ranging skills.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/5

March 29, 2012
John Semley
AV Club
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It's the rare hockey movie to approach violence head-on, without hectoring or hand-wringing, as an essential element of the sport, not some inhumane sideshow.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: A-

March 29, 2012
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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The best thing about "Goon" is not the hockey action, or who wins and who loses. It's Doug's rags-to-riches story.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

March 29, 2012
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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When Seann William Scott uses his fists, he's a star.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B-

March 28, 2012
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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Seann William Scott is the best comic Neanderthal in Hollywood, and he's found the perfect story in this fictionalized adaptation of a memoir by minor-league hockey brawler Doug Smith.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

March 28, 2012
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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For a movie about ragged, trash-talking thugs beating the crap out of each other on the ice, Goon is surprisingly sweet.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

March 28, 2012
Eric Hynes
Time Out New York
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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 Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/5

March 27, 2012
Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
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Depicting the vocationally debauched world of second-tier hockey, Goon is not only rowdy, but also humane...

Full Review Source: Village Voice

March 27, 2012
Kathleen Murphy
MSN Movies
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Good for lowdown fun, this subversive comedy invites us in to celebrate its idiosyncratic bunch of sweet-natured goons.

Full Review Source: MSN Movies | Original Score: 3/5

March 27, 2012
Robert Koehler
Variety
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The job of a hockey enforcer, invisible to many non-fans and even casual fans, is definitively presented here by taking the viewer into Doug's world and letting him do his thing.

Full Review Source: Variety

February 24, 2012
John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
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Seann William Scott plays against type in surprisingly funny, unsurprisingly lowbrow hockey flick.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

February 24, 2012
Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail
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What a disappointment.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

February 24, 2012
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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It takes hockey hooliganism to heights not seen since Slap Shot was offending the nation's finger-waggers back in the 1970s.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/4

February 23, 2012
Tom Huddleston
Time Out
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It's Scott who gives the movie its heart, delivering a performance of quiet strength and unexpected subtlety - when he's not cracking skulls.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

January 4, 2012
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