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The Goonies Reviews

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Kathleen Carroll
New York Daily News
June 6, 2016
"The Goonies" is the kind of hyperactive peril-packed movie young audiences can't resist.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Arthur Knight
Hollywood Reporter
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.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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.
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
While the pre-pubescents continually scream, their doting parents prove equally odious in a finale of astounding sentimentality.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
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.
| Original Score: 3.5/5