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Goon Reviews

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June 2, 2013
Crosses the blue line so often you're compelled to pin it against the boards and administer a quick knee to the groin.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
September 16, 2012
What we end up with is a film that just isn't interesting, entertaining, or funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 6, 2012
Goon is the most distasteful film I've ever seen kick-starting a year.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
January 11, 2012
The bone-crunching, unremitting violence is bad enough, but what I find particularly distasteful is the way it is celebrated.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
January 9, 2012
There is the impression that some of the characters should have been portrayed in a more three dimensional way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 5, 2012
It's pitched as a comedy and has a few left-field laughs but is as empty-headed as its protagonist.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 30, 2012
While well-intentioned, and Seann William Scott does a bang-up job, the tone of the film swings as wide as a hockey stick.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
March 29, 2012
There's a bit of "Slap Shot" and a bit of "Dodgeball" in "Goon," although it isn't as sharp as either of those films.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 25, 2012
A second-rate dude comedy in which an untalented knucklehead becomes a star through brute violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
March 30, 2012
Bloody sports dramedy about brutal life of hockey enforcer
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 5, 2012
Really ... it's just Dodgeball with a lobotomy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 10, 2012
[T]he tale of a man who is 'touched by the fist of God' and called to commit violence in the arena, all presented with a kind of sick grandeur -- or mock grandeur; it's hard to tell which...
March 29, 2012
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 | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 5, 2012
Come the second half here, the laugh cupboard's all but dry.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 9, 2012
An operatically stupid, tonally deranged comedy-drama...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
April 12, 2012
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 | Original Score: 2/4
February 24, 2012
What a disappointment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 29, 2012
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 | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 8, 2013
The result is a 92-minute misconduct penalty.
September 15, 2012
Goon will definitely provide an entertaining diversion from the February blahs and may even leave you cheering for more.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
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