Goon: Review

Doug Glatt played by Seann William Scott, is your run of the mill working man. After having a dinner with his family (his brother and father are doctors) he begins to yearn to find his calling in life. He goes to a hockey game with his best friend and ends up in a confrontation with a player, that’s when his life turns around. He gets the attention of the teams’ coach and gets recruited as an enforcer. Right away, without any knowledge of skating he gets thrown out onto the ice to do one thing and one thing only. Kick ass.

I like that this movie is a straight up, in your face hockey movie. It’s not Slap Shot or Miracle but a very fun movie. It pulls not punches and shows you exactly the way it is on the ice (with a bit of exaggeration of course). Director Michael Dowse‘s take on this film almost makes me think of Kevin Smith’s Clerks and Mallrats. As does the writing by Jay Baruchel and Evan Goldberg. Low budget, funny and doesn’t hold back. Seann William Scott does an excellent job at being a ruthless ass kicker but also a simple man with a heart. All this man wants to do is find his niche and “belong”. The finale of this movie also shows a showdown with one of the most dangerous man in hockey named Ross “The Boss” Rhea played by Liev Schreiber. That scene is a must see and will leave you saying “holy crap!”. If you’re in the mood for a good, fun sports flick then give this one a go

You can check out Goon now on select VOD services. The film hits US theaters March 30th from E1 Entertainment and Magnet Releasing!


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