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The Goonies Reviews

April 6, 2020
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.
April 6, 2020
A funny juvenile windup toy about kids in perilous, comic book situations.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 6, 2020
The Goonies is as hip, sassy and innocent as its seven teenage heroes.
April 6, 2020
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 18, 2019
The Goonies has a rich and indomitable air of all-American innocence...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 6, 2016
"The Goonies" is the kind of hyperactive peril-packed movie young audiences can't resist.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 8, 2015
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.
February 1, 2007
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.
June 24, 2006
While the pre-pubescents continually scream, their doting parents prove equally odious in a finale of astounding sentimentality.
October 23, 2004
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 30, 2004
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5