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By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Low-budget monster movie is pretty much unwatchable.

Movie PG 1997 80 minutes
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age 13+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 18+

best. movie. ever

Deffinetly not for kids 17 or younger, lots of innapropriate activities. But an excellent movie none the less.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence
Too much sex
age 8+

I loved this movie!

Loved this as a child, not the best of SFX, but still a classic!

This title has:

Great messages

Is It Any Good?

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GOOBERS! is a low-budget movie where none of the characters are especially likeable, including the titular monsters themselves. Are they as evil as they look? Or are they misunderstood aliens far from home? They don't get enough time in the movie to make the audience care one way or the other what they are.

The attempts at humor fall flat, the "scares" are laughably tame, and the acting is terrible across the board. All of these elements combine to make this film pretty much unwatchable. Also, the title was changed from the original title (Mystery Monsters) to a title made to look more like the font and packaging of The Goonies. There is nothing worthwhile about this movie.

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