I'm sure the story of this film is pretty good, but I could not get through the first quarter because of the copious amount of swearing. I'm pretty open-minded when it comes to stuff like that and I don't recall ever not finishing a film, but this was so over the top it was dist...
Not content with his job as a bouncer at a local Beantown bar and a bit of an embarrassment to his accomplished family, Doug Glatt (Seann William Scott) dreams of the kind of success enjoyed by minor ... read more
Directed by: Michael Dowse
Release Date: March 30, 2012
DVD Release Date: May 29, 2012
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I know very little about Ice Hockey but I do know that it can be pretty violent at times. If I didn't already know that then I certainly would have after watching Goon. An unsweetened bit of realism then and that's never a bad thing. However, I didn't like the humour very much. W...
September 24, 2013
A very simple, and yet beautiful film, about the life of Doug Glatt (William Scott), a bouncer turned hockey enforcer. It remains very sweet as it follows the even tempered and quite friendly Doug while he gratefully takes on the role of enforcer, or hockey fighter, in the minor ...
February 1, 2013
Goon is a film that I have revisited a couple times now and badly want it to become a sports comedy classic. It is very funny, pretty violent and vulgar, but well-acted, and oddly sweet. The story surrounds Seann William Scott as Doug Glott, a bouncer-turned-hockey player, afte...
January 16, 2013fb100000145236770
Here is a comedy that really, really got overlooked in 2012(hell I didn't see it til 2013, and it came out in March). This is probably one of the best hockey movies ever. Long story short, Sean William Scott stars as Doug Glatt. He's a bar bouncer who is dumber than the averag...
January 14, 2013fb791220692
"Goon" is a very conventional but enjoyable little sports comedy, a light non-commitment that's biggest downside is it's annoyingly immature sense of humor.
January 6, 2013
Fun movie! I did almost stop watching after 15 minutes, but I am very glad that I stuck with it. I can only tolerate a small amount of locker room profane banter, and towel snapping humor. BUT..I began to notice the sweetness of the title character, Doug Glatt. He is kind of a sw...
November 17, 2012
Much like how anti-war films exploit the pains and horrors of war, Goon is an anti-sports film that exploits, well, brawls in hockey. But the biggest downfall of Goon is how it makes a big deal out of very small things.
October 29, 2012
This isn't a four-star movie in the way that a classic is, but one that I rate highly because of how significantly it surpassed my expectations. It's raunchy and hilarious, wistful and sweet, and above all that, it's got hockey!
The promo copy bills it as Superbad meets Slap Sho...
July 26, 2012
"Goon" is one of the funniest movies I've seen in awhile. It has excessive language and violence yet is surprisingly touching. Seann William Scott gives a great performance as Doug Glatt, a man who is drafted to play semi-pro hockey solely because he can fight like no other. And ...
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