The Goonies

The Goonies

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The Goonies

Produced by Steven Spielberg and directed by Richard Donner (Superman, Lethal Weapon), this classic from 1985 follows the Goonies - a group of young friends living in a coastal town. The group's leader Mikey Walsh (Sean Astin), his older brother Brandon (Josh Brolin) and gang members Andy, Data, Stef, Mouth, and Chunk are being evicted from their homes (they are to be demolished to make way for a golf course).

Setting out to save their homes, the Goonies find a treasure map and set off in search of the treasure of the legendary pirate One-Eyed Willy. This takes them through a spectacular underground realm of twisting passages, outrageous booby-traps and a long-lost pirate ship full of golden doubloons. The gang race to stay one step ahead of a family of bumbling bad guys also after the treasure, led by the dastardly Momma Fratelli, and a mild-mannered monster with a face only a mother could love.

1985Rating: PG, contains coarse language114 minsUSA
AdventureComedyKids & FamilyMystery
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Variety

Variety

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Territory is typical small town Steven Spielberg; this time set in a coastal community in Oregon. Story is told from the kids' point-of-view and takes a rather long time to be set in motion.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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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. Their ghostly ship is the movie's piece de resistance.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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The Goonies, like Gremlins, shows that Spielberg and his directors are absolute masters of how to excite and involve an audience. "E.T." was more like "Close Encounters"; it didn't simply want us to feel, but also to wonder, and to dream.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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A rolicking good time is had by all in this adventure that is built on archetypal plot strands that tie together oh so well.

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So great they've brought this back to cinemas! What a classic... now give me Back to the Future, and Jaws!

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Variety

Variety

press

Territory is typical small town Steven Spielberg; this time set in a coastal community in Oregon. Story is told from the kids' point-of-view and takes a rather long time to be set in motion.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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. Their ghostly ship is the movie's piece de resistance.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

The Goonies, like Gremlins, shows that Spielberg and his directors are absolute masters of how to excite and involve an audience. "E.T." was more like "Close Encounters"; it didn't simply want us to feel, but also to wonder, and to dream.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A rolicking good time is had by all in this adventure that is built on archetypal plot strands that tie together oh so well.

4.0
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So great they've brought this back to cinemas! What a classic... now give me Back to the Future, and Jaws!

5.0
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