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Goon is a crude slapstick comedy with well-formed characters and a surprising amount of heart. Read critic reviews

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Though a misfit among his brainy family members, Massachusetts bouncer Doug Glatt (Seann William Scott) has a knockout punch that lands him a spot on a minor-league Canadian hockey team.

Cast & Crew

Marc-André Grondin
Xavier Laflamme
Kim Coates
Ronnie Hortense
Nicholas Campbell
Rollie Hortense
Jay Baruchel
Screenwriter
Evan Goldberg
Screenwriter
Jesse Shapira
Executive Producer
Mark Slone
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Bobby Shore
Cinematographer
Ramachandra Borcar
Original Music
Gordon Wilding
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Andrea Spakowski
Set Decoration
Heather Neale
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Lori Stefaniuk
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Critic Reviews for Goon

All Critics (106) | Top Critics (40) | Fresh (86) | Rotten (20)

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  • Feb 02, 2019
    Funny, pretty enjoyable.
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  • Jun 03, 2016
    You don't at all need to be a fan of Hockey, sports movies or Sean William Scott to enjoy Goon. I know because I don't care for any of them and I still thought it was great. Less cask wine than expected though.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • May 02, 2016
    A frustrating movie that has many moments of promise. The script is pretty poor and Seann simply can't manage the required character nuances well enough to compensate, leaving the viewer with alternate moments of genuine hilarity and embarrassment. I mean, if you didn't know it was based on a true story you'd think you were watching Happy Gilmore at times. As a result, it's also a lost opportunity to tap more insightfully into a niche culture. I enjoyed quite a few moments in this film, and thought substanstially less of others. The depiction of violence can be pretty ham-fisted in a pretentious sort of way too. There's a good story here that's worth telling, but this effort doesn't quite get there.
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  • Feb 21, 2016
    I haven't seen an ice hockey movie this good since the legendary The Mighty Ducks from Disney. This has heart, drama and is just enthralling, with Seann William Scott as an unlikely hero. Thankfully, a sequel is due out this year.
    Ian W Super Reviewer

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