Goon
Goon (2012)

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 league hockey goon Ross Rhea (Liev… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 29, 2012
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Critic Score
82%
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70%



Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Goon is a crude slapstick comedy with well-formed characters and a surprising amount of heart.

Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture

As the brutality ramps up, and the story gains real consequence, for some reason, we actually laugh harder. Goon is a comedy, often a very funny one, but you might be hesitant to call it that once you've actually seen it.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

The movie is harsh, nasty and vulgar like you wouldn't believe. And often, it's hilarious.

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Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger

Crosses the blue line so often you're compelled to pin it against the boards and administer a quick knee to the groin.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

[Scott] is reason enough to see the film, which otherwise is a by-the-book sports comedy.

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William Goss
Film.com

It's an underdog story that doesn't take itself too seriously, tender as a bruise and about as blue.

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Jay Stone
National Post

The result is a 92-minute misconduct penalty.

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Tom Russo
Boston Globe

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.

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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap

George Roy Hill's classic Slap Shot may still hold the title as the quintessential hockey comedy, but Goon certainly deserves to be mentioned in its company, juggling charm and grit and raunch and bloody teeth with assuredness and aplomb.

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A.A. Dowd
Time Out Chicago

A disarmingly sweet descendant of the blood-on-the-ice classic Slap Shot.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Jon Lantz
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… More
Everett Johnson
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… More
Spencer S.
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… More
Sam Barnett
"Goon" is a very conventional but enjoyable little sports comedy, a light non-commitment that's biggest downside is it's annoyingly immature… More
Aaron Neuwirth
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… More
Cynthia S.
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… More