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GOON - Blu-ray review

moviemet.com
26 August 2012
  • Summary: “Goon” mostly works because the film is able to nicely balance the game violence with the addition of a romance angle and the inclusion of family and team moments.
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Goon

BluRay Authority
4 June 2012
  • Excerpt: Doug Glatt (Seann William Scott) comes from a family of doctors, but he spends his nights busting heads as a bouncer at a small town dive. He might not be as smart as the rest of his family, but Doug is as tough as nails and no one has been able to best him in a fight. When a brawl breaks out the in stands at a hockey game, Doug puts on quite a show and gets the attention of the head coach of a local team.
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Goon

BluRay Authority
4 June 2012
  • Excerpt: When it comes to movies about hockey, the palette is a bit limited. I mean, let’s face it, I’m racking my brain and the only ones I can think of are Happy Gilmore (and even that’s more of a golf movie), The Mighty Ducks , Youngblood and the granddaddy of them all – Slap Shot . Yes, while hockey is technically a “top 4” sport in the United States, it’s far behind the other sports when it comes to film.
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Goon Blu-ray Review

BigPictureBigSound
30 May 2012
  • Excerpt: The Film Hollywood isn't exactly a stranger when it comes to the sport of hockey. We've seen the history ( Miracle ), the raunch ( Slapshot ), and the kids-who-are-underdogs ( The Mighty Ducks ). So what's left to do? Throw off the gloves, of course -- and that's exactly what writing duo Jay Baruchel (who also stars) and Superbad scribe Evan Goldberg do with the new comedy Goon .
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Overall 8
8.0

Goon

High-Def Digest
30 May 2012
  • Conclusion: I hate hockey "fans" who are only in it to see the fighting. Hate may seem like a strong word for such a silly offense, but I find great beauty and talent in the sport, and it's insulting to be near anyone screaming for blood, rather than appreciating the talents who handle the puck. 'Goon' is the kind of film that does the ravenous hockey fan a great justice, as it focuses on the brutality of the game rather than the grace.
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Movie overall 7
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Extras 7
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Goon Blu-ray Review

blu-ray.com
29 May 2012
  • Conclusion: It might not be the best hockey movie ever made—that distinction will probably always go to Slap Shot —but I have no problem putting Goon at #2. (Sorry, The Mighty Ducks .) There's just so much to like about this movie —it's crass, funny, and violent as hell, but it's also as tender as a bruise, with a dim-witted but sweet protagonist who's definitely worth cheering for.
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Audio 8
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Extras 6
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Goon Review

DoBlu
26 May 2012
  • Excerpt: california lottery Character development? That comes later for Goon , a film finding itself more enriched with blood splattered ice and enamored by being a master of irresponsible language. Maybe it’s not that shocking, part of Goon penned by Evan Goldberg who introduced a generation of high schoolers equally appalling in Superbad . Still, Goon doesn’t even allow time to process one vaginal reference before rushing to the next.
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Overall 9
9.1

Goon

AV Club
29 March 2012
  • Excerpt: The latest by Canadian director Michael Dowse ( Fubar , It’s All Gone Pete Tong ), Goon may seem patterned off Rudy or Rocky in the way it follows Seann William Scott ’s unlikely rise from the junior leagues to a farm team for an unlicensed National Hockey League stand-in. It was inspired by the true story of hockey pro Doug Smith, though, as reported in a biography adapted to the screen by Jay Baruchel and Evan Goldberg.
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Overall 4
4.0

Goon

Empire Online
4 September 2012
  • Conclusion: The likeable Scott does his best with a weak script. Jay Baruchel's cameo stinks the place up. Approach with caution.
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Overall 6
6.0

Goon

totalfilm.com
30 May 2012
  • Summary: Goon isn’t quite the sports-com you’re expecting
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