The Goonies

critic Reviews

76% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score76%
  • The Goonies is an energetic, sometimes noisy mix of Spielbergian sentiment and funhouse tricks that will appeal to kids and nostalgic adults alike.
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    Jay BoyarOrlando Sentinel
    You're reminded of what it was like, as a child, to trust in wishing wells and, without thinking very much about it, switch from walking along to skipping.
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    Gene SiskelChicago Tribune
    A funny juvenile windup toy about kids in perilous, comic book situations.
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    Richard CorlissTIME Magazine
    The Goonies is as hip, sassy and innocent as its seven teenage heroes.
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    Kevin MaherTimes (UK)
    Original and sometimes bizarre, this is a timely reminder of what "kids' movies" can deliver in an era almost defined by superhero flicks and Disney franchise reboots.
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    Peter BradshawGuardian
    The Goonies has a rich and indomitable air of all-American innocence...
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    Kathleen CarrollNew York Daily News
    "The Goonies" is the kind of hyperactive peril-packed movie young audiences can't resist.
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    Mike MassieGone With The Twins
    In many ways, the film resembles a younger take on the adventures of Indiana Jones.
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    Allison RoseFlickDirect
    The Goonies may have been released three and a half decades ago but it stands the test of time.
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    Jordi Batlle CaminalEl Pais (Spain)
    Although mostly aimed at younger audiences, Donner's direction is dynamic. [Full Review in Spanish]
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    Fotogramas StaffFotogramas
    Despite its moments of blandness, the movie works and is a good lab where young Hollywood stars emerge. [Full Review in Spanish]
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