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Michael Dowse

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About the Movie

Not content with his job as a bouncer, Doug Glatt (Seann William Scott) dreams of a more rewarding job and gaining his parents’ respect. When a chance encounter with an on-ice thug leads to a fistfight that Doug easily wins, the onlooking coach sees Doug’s potential, in spite of his lack of any hockey playing ability. Joining the team and with the encouragement of his best friend (Jay Baruchel), Doug quickly becomes a rising star. Soon he’ll have the opportunity to face off against the infamous league thug, Ross Rhea (Liev Schreiber), perhaps finally land a girlfriend, and stick to a job he enjoys. Now all he needs is to learn how to skate.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 104
  • Fresh: 85
  • Rotten: 19
  • Average Rating: 6.5/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Behind the film's brass knuckles are tender fingers. – Stephen Holden, New York Times, Mar 29, 2012

Fresh: When Seann William Scott uses his fists, he's a star. – Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly, Mar 28, 2012

Rotten: Scott isn't bad: He sells the comedy of his character's ingrained politeness as much as the aggression. But "Goon" feels like a movie starring a gimmick, not a person. – Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times, Mar 29, 2012

Fresh: It's made with affection both for the ritual of hockey fights and the strain of sports movies that care more about wisecracks and pranks than winning the big game. – Scott Tobias, NPR, Mar 29, 2012

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Customer Reviews

GOON is fire!!!

Best hockey movie yet!!!

best hockey movie ever

next to slapshot...

Loved it!!!

I already wanna buy it! Great hockey! About time! This is what happy gilmore would have been! Also actually has heart to it!

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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2012

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