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Goon (2012)

Seann William Scott , Jay Baruchel , Michael Dowse  |  R |  DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (432 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Seann William Scott, Jay Baruchel, Liev Schreiber
  • Directors: Michael Dowse
  • Format: AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Magnolia Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: May 29, 2012
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (432 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0079ZWTOO
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,195 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Goon" on IMDb

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Seann William Scott packed on some pounds for his role in Goon, and the extra weight jibes well with his comic instincts--he's had to ramp down his antic American Pie goof to fit the bulky, dull-witted protagonist of this off-the-wall picture. Scott plays Doug Glatt, whose thickheadedness may be a disappointment to his brainy family (Eugene Levy cameos as dad) but serves him awfully well in the role of hockey "enforcer." You know the type: not much of a skater, can't get the puck in the net, but if you need someone to come off the bench and lay an elbow into somebody's cheekbone, Doug Glatt is your guy. The amusing and impressive thing about the movie is that the script (by costar Jay Baruchel and Evan Goldberg) posits Doug not as a meanie but as a puzzled innocent who really, sincerely wants to help his team. Alison Pill is just right as the groupie touched by his dazed sweetness, and Liev Schreiber absolutely shines as hockey's most legendary tough guy, a weathered goon-among-goons whose badassery is announced in his giant Fu Manchu mustache. The movie aims for a tricky blend, and director Michael Dowse doesn't always make it: we're supposed to laugh at the exaggerated characters, but also eventually care about them, too. Oh, and there's also an enormous amount of blood-spilling and bone-cracking. Thanks to the generally jovial air and Scott's skillful performance, the patches of ice don't seriously slow this movie down. --Robert Horton

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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 on-looking 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 to do is learn to skate.

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40 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME MOVIE! hockey fan or not! February 25, 2012
By Ali
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I am a semi-recent hockey fan, female, from California, and also a big movie fanatic in general, and I found this movie to be entertaining, funny, fun, not too gory or anything... The main character was consistently charming and endearing in a sincere way... The pace was good. As a "puckhead," I know what details are a lil bit exaggerated, but as a movie fanatic, the narrative was engaging, fast-paced, not too formulaic, adventurous, and simply sweet in all regards!!! I wish there were more movies like this out there! GO DOUGIE!!!!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hilariously Canadian May 30, 2012
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This film one-ups the relentless verbal crudity, testosterone-fueled raunchiness, and bone-crunching violence of the legendary ice hockey movie "Slap Shot," combining it with the dry wit and doltish characters you may know from SCTV's "Great White North" sketches. Based on a memoir by hockey pro Doug Smith, it mixes in broad jokes about beer, women, Russians, and Québécois to make something quintessentially Canadian, yet it's also accessible to those of us who did not grow up with Molson running through our veins and visions of the Stanley Cup haunting our dreams.

"Goon" features an excellent cast of Canadians led by the winning Seann William Scott, perhaps best known for his role as Steve Stifler in the "American Pie" films. Scott plays bouncer Doug Glatt, a sweet-natured, dim-witted man-child who just happens to be very good at beating the crap out of people. After a fracas at a hockey game leads a local team to hire him, his thuggish efficiency on the ice gets him promoted to a minor-league club, the Halifax Highlanders. Coach Ronnie Hortense (Kim Coates) assigns him the task of protecting the team's high-scorer, Xavier Laflamme (Marc-Andre Grondin), a former prodigy now less interested in hockey than he is in cocaine and strippers.

Eugene Levy (also in "American Pie") is Doug's father, a doctor ashamed of his son's job as a hockey enforcer; Jay Baruchel (one of the screenwriters) is Doug's friend Pat, a rabid fan who hosts an amateurish cable program devoted to the sport; Alison Pill (Baruchel's real-life fiancée) is Doug's crush Eva, a "puck bunny" with a thing for hockey players; and Liev Shreiber (the only major star in the film) is renowned enforcer Ross "The Boss" Rhea, who becomes Doug's nemesis in the arena.
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35 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars By far, the best since Slap Shot February 25, 2012
By Omnibot
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Warning - This film has very over the top dirty language. If that's not your thing don't post a review about this movie. On to the movie: I watched the movie with my wife who is not a huge sports fan at all. Neither does she like blood much. This movie had pretty much everything a man loves about a movie - Action, Sports, Fights, Overcoming bull crap in your life. Then it throws in just enough of a romance to keep anyone else with a pulse interested in the rest of the movie. It's not too long, it's gets to the point and it pulls you in from the start if you're a hockey fan.

Just remember it's rated R.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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What is cool is this is based on a true story of a guy who used to box and who is now currently a police officer (seek out the documentary short about this guy). Also do not miss the end credits to see the real Doug fight it out!! :)
Had to watch this a 2nd time as I was laughing too hard and missed some of the jokes. Great movie! Can't remember the last time I wanted to see a movie twice but will buy for sure when it is released on Blu Ray (mabye latter this year?)
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Way better than I'd expected! March 9, 2012
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I fist saw the poster of this movie on my recommend list. I'll be honest I thought it was going to be a mindless, occasionally funny, spoof. Anyway, a long story short I rented it and I was actually blown away at how this movie was a genuine good comedy. It wasn't super vulgar. It developed the characters wonderfully, and it had a pretty good storyline. This movie instantly moved up my list of favorite comedies like Happy Gilmore and American Pie. I completely recommend it! And its not even in theaters yet! I wish Amazon would do that with a lot more movies!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars what a happy surprise October 22, 2012
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If you don't like this movie, you probably don't like over-the-top, unapologetic hockey violence or excessive swearing - and I'm afraid we could never be friends.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it... totally a chick flick for guys too April 14, 2012
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Who doesn't love a good underdog story? Add in the fact that this is based on a REAL person (man i love that guy)... and especially when he's hot and he gets the girl in the end... and along the way he beats the holy crap out of everyone who deserves it... the fight scenes were AWESOME and the story was memorable...the characters are absolutely irresistable. It makes me want a hockey guy of my own. In the meantime I'm going to rent this again and watch it a couple more times! He was totally blessed by the fist of God. :-)
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13 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must See! March 21, 2012
By Brad
Format:DVD
This movie was brought to my attention by my friends who saw the trailer for it through magnet/magnolia productions. I didn't think much of it at first but when I saw the movie I was shocked it was actually really good, its not like a drop to your stomach hilarious film. But it does give you an insight to the Hockey World and as to how much of a factor "Fighting" is to that sport. If you like movies like Beerfest or you Just like Sean William Scott period, watch this... Note to people: Don't watch this around your kids as language is quite an issue if you know what I mean. Lol Other than that enjoy!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Best hockey movie since Slap Shot!
I was entertained because toughness is a very real part of the game of Hockey. Perhaps someday they'll be able to create a movie about the beauty...? Read more
Published 6 hours ago by You bet
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!
I had never heard of this movie but love Seann William Scott so I gave it a watch. It was super funny and honestly heartwarming. I will watch it again and again.
Published 2 days ago by Rachel
5.0 out of 5 stars #1
This is the best movie that has ever been created. If you haven't seen it, it will change your life. Eh
Published 6 days ago by Maverick robertson
5.0 out of 5 stars Books Better
As always the Book is better. The movie is "based on a true story". It is very loosely based on the true story. Overall movie was good. Read more
Published 15 days ago by name pen
4.0 out of 5 stars Genius
A ridiculous movie with plenty of quotable lines. Definitely recommend to any fan of sports comedies. Really hoping the sequel takes shape :-D
Published 21 days ago by Chris D. Stevenson
3.0 out of 5 stars It's okay
It's a weird movie that makes hockey look more like UFC fighting than a game. The main character is a nice guy who gets his Disney Movie ending.
Published 26 days ago by Morgan Harris
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed it
It was fiction, but it was Hockey. All that you would expect from a movie called Goon. Fun filled, exciting, and a bit of a parody, but that is what you would expect.
Published 1 month ago by Jon Kennedy
4.0 out of 5 stars surprisingly good
Hockey humor reminded me a lot of slapshot, one of my all time sports favorites. Fun movie with a decent story.
Published 1 month ago by Kyle D. Klohr
5.0 out of 5 stars one of the best hockey movies -
going in my list with Slapshot, etc.
“Two rules: stay away from my Percocet, and do you have any Percocet?”
Published 1 month ago by Craig Collette
5.0 out of 5 stars The Goon
Best hockey movie, hands down!! The people in this movie are very convincing as true to life! Not sure five stars are enough!
Published 1 month ago by Erin Carrigan
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