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Goon

Overview


Genre :

Comedy, Drama

Release Date :

March 30, 2012 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Michael Dowse

Starring :

Seann William Scott, Jay Baruchel, Alison Pill, Liev Schreiber, Marc-Andre Grondin, Eugene Levy, Kim Coates, Nicholas Campbell, Richard Clarkin

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Review rate : B-

“..wish that Goon were more than a sports-comedy blueprint outfitted with some pretty funny lines..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
3 of 4

“..the very violent but also very funny..”
by Peter Howell [Toronto Star]
“..the helmer once again shows he knows how to deliver smart entertainment with cinematic vigor..”
by Robert Koehler [Variety]
3 of 4

“..the dialogue, while filthy, is wickedly funny, and sounds perfect coming out of the mouths of these beaten-down characters in their low-rent surroundings..”
by Kyle Smith [New York Post]
3 of 5

“..prevails where other sports-film farces fail thanks to Scott’s winning..”
by Eric Hynes [Time Out New York]
2 of 4

“..only it's not particularly funny. Call it Unsuperbad..”
by Stephen Cole [Globe and Mail]
“..often very funny..”
by John DeFore [Hollywood Reporter]
3 of 5

“..manages to make it feel fresh, thanks to an amusing script, muscular direction, and a couple of fine central performances..”
by Chris Tilly [IGN Movies UK]
1 of 4

“..it never does anything with this point, since the film only cares about underdog-makes-good pap..”
by Nick Schager [Slant Magazine]
Review rate : A-

“..it is loud, violent, but really, really sharp..”
by Jordan Hoffman [IFC.com]
3 of 5

“..good for lowdown fun, this subversive comedy invites us in to celebrate its idiosyncratic bunch of sweet-natured goons..”
by Kathleen Murphy [MSN Movies]
“..asking what's crueler: enjoying the spectacle of blood on ice or taking away a livelihood from those who can't do anything else?..”
by Nick Pinkerton [Village Voice]

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