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.
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.
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.
June 24, 2006
While the pre-pubescents continually scream, their doting parents prove equally odious in a finale of astounding sentimentality.
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.
August 30, 2004
The Goonies has every imaginable funhouse flourish. It has crooks, bats, cobwebs, skeletons, a lovable monster, an underground grotto and a treasure hidden by some of the most considerate, clue-loving pirates who ever lived.
April 18, 2019
The Goonies has a rich and indomitable air of all-American innocence...
October 11, 2018
With a story by Steven Spielberg, it's like being able to share the fun of Indiana Jones with your kids without all the monkey brains and eyeball soup.
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.
June 16, 2014
...true to the camaraderie of boys who have been left alone to roam on their bikes.
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