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Goon: Last of the Enforcers

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Hockey farce with some laughs, lots of cursing and violence.

Movie R 2017 100 minutes
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age 16+

Based on 1 parent review

age 16+

Perfect Sequel with more brutal fighting

Goon: Last of the Enforcers is a phenomenal sequel. I initially wondered why they were even making a sequel, but it continued the story perfectly. Nearly the whole cast returned, and everyone was good in the film. It's fun, silly, and has a decent story. There is just as much fighting in this one as the first, if not more. Blood covers the ice, and the fights are bare fists and until the loser can hardly move. There isn't as much sex in this one, but there are still tons of crude jokes and references. Language is non stop. I was thrilled with this movie and highly recommend it to older teens and up.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

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Parents say: (1):
Kids say: Not yet rated

There are so many attempts at humor happening in any given second -- like someone throwing rapid-fire punches without strategy or style -- the odds are that a punch(line) will land here and there. There are even a few laugh-out-loud moments in Goon: Last of the Enforcers. And with the comedic talent involved, and clear permission from the filmmakers to improvise the humor as need be, there are moments of hilarity: T.J. Miller's ESPN-sportscaster parody is spot-on, and a slightly older character lamenting "these kids today" with their "YouTube, and ... Isis" is funny without resorting to ridiculous gags.

But there are all those other times when the humor doesn't work and feels forced. It's like the filmmakers believed that if a scene didn't completely work, one of the characters could bust out profane one-liners like "tighter than a nun's c--t," and all would be right in Hockey Night in Canada. Such desperate grasps for humor are a benchmark of this movie, and while this could almost be forgiven in a beginning comic resorting to overuse of the "F" word to shock audiences out of realizing that the basic material isn't that strong, it's hard to believe that everyone involved with this movie didn't know better. When the humor fails, it just seems indulgent and as gratuitous as the excessive bleeding during the fight scenes. The end result is a scattershot comedy that's more miss than hit.

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