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The Goonies

  PG HD Closed Captioning

Richard Donner

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Plot Summary

The combined talents of two of today's most prominent filmmakers - Academy Award, Emmy and Golden Globe-winner Steven Spielberg ("Munich," "War of the Worlds") and Richard Donner ("16 Blocks," "Lethal Weapon") -- created this box office hit that delights the young and the young at heart. When a group of ordinary kids discover a secret treasure map, their sleepy seaport lives are suddenly transformed into a fun-filled, roller-coaster ride filled with heart-pounding adventure and peril. Starring Academy Award-nominee Sean Astin ("The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, "50 First Dates"), Emmy-winner Joe Pantoliano (TV's "The Soprano's," "The Matrix"), Academy Award-nominee Anne Ramsey ("Throw Mamma From the Train," "Scrooged"), Emmy-nominee Martha Plimpton ("Running on Empty," "Parenthood"), Corey Feldman ("The Lost Boys," "Stand By Me"), Kerri Green ("Lucas," "Summer Rental"), Josh Brolin ("Into the Blue," "Hollow Man") and Robert Davi ("Hot Chick," "Die Hard").

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

TOMATOMETER

69%
  • Reviews Counted: 45
  • Fresh: 31
  • Rotten: 14
  • Average Rating: 6.1/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: The Goonies has every imaginable funhouse flourish. It has crooks, bats, cobwebs, skeletons, a lovable monster, an underground grotto and a treasure hidden by some of the most considerate, clue-loving pirates who ever lived. – Janet Maslin, New York Times, Jul 16, 2008

Fresh: The action at the center of Chris Columbus' script occasionally falters and generally feels manufactured, but the kids go about their chores as if convinced that all their make-believe is true. – Arthur Knight, Hollywood Reporter, Jun 8, 2015

Fresh: The Goonies is a smooth mixture of the usual ingredients from Steven Spielberg action movies, made special because of the high-energy performances of the kids who have the adventures. – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, Jul 7, 2010

Rotten: It's a charmless exercise: director Richard Donner turns the kids into shrieking ferrets, and his jumpy cutting seems to lag behind the action deliberately in a curious attempt to make the film seem more chaotic and cluttered. – Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Nostalgia

I'm not entirely sure how this movie holds up in terms of whether or not new audiences continue to love it, but for those of us who grew up in the 80s, it's become a well-loved classic. I honestly don't know a single person of my generation who doesn't like this movie.

Never Say Die! <3

Goonies is by far my favorite movie eva! Packed with comedy and action, plus the actors are amazziiinnnggggg! 5 stars!

Who doesn't love the goonies?

It's a freaking classic... I've seen it like 50 times... Lol

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