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The Goonies Reviews

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June 6, 2016
"The Goonies" is the kind of hyperactive peril-packed movie young audiences can't resist.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 8, 2015
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.
November 13, 2014
Persists as one of the great fables of young adult cinema not merely because it's very skilled at what it does, but because it weaves that magic into the minds and hearts of kids that serve as identifiable facets of our universal journey towards maturity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 16, 2014
...true to the camaraderie of boys who have been left alone to roam on their bikes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 7, 2014
classic mid-1980s Spielberg
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 12, 2013
An excellent child oriented fantasy adventure in the vein of "The Hardy Boys."
December 15, 2010
A classic '80s action-fantasy -- tweens will love!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 6, 2010
For some, The Goonies is a classic, but for others the film is simply a mediocre kids' flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
April 18, 2007
...lacks charm, wit, or warmth, yet appears to remain a hit with children because of its frenetic pace, slapstick gags, goofy characters, and slightly naughty language.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
March 22, 2007
You'll feel more like you were on a theme park ride than at a movie
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February 6, 2007
Of its type, great fun--at least for kids.
| Original Score: 4/5
February 1, 2007
Nothing more than cookbook filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 1, 2007
It's a charmless exercise: director Richard Donner turns the kids into shrieking ferrets, and his jumpy cutting seems to lag behind the action deliberately in a curious attempt to make the film seem more chaotic and cluttered.
July 24, 2006
Whether it's an organ that threatens death if the wrong note is played, a wishing well that talks back to you or a pirate ship, the surface of The Goonies is all about a child's innocence and faith in the unlikely.
June 24, 2006
While the pre-pubescents continually scream, their doting parents prove equally odious in a finale of astounding sentimentality.
May 26, 2006
Director Richard Donner captures a lovely New England-type autumn chill and the feeling of impulsive, misspent weekends.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 8, 2005
All parceled up in one of those gooey 'money doesn't buy happiness' endings so beloved by multimillionaire producers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 23, 2004
The Goonies is a smooth mixture of the usual ingredients from Steven Spielberg action movies, made special because of the high-energy performances of the kids who have the adventures.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 7, 2004
Loads of fun for kids and tweeners, or at least it was back in the '80s.
| Original Score: 3/5
October 6, 2004
A rolicking good time is had by all in this adventure that is built on archetypal plot strands that tie together oh so well.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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