A group of ordinary kids discover a secret treasure map, their sleepy seaport lives are suddenly transformed into a fun-filled, roller-coaster ride.
The Goonies © 1985. Package Design & Supplementary Material Compilation (c) 2007 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
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Rotten: 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.
- Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader, Thursday, February 1, 2007
Rotten: While the pre-pubescents continually scream, their doting parents prove equally odious in a finale of astounding sentimentality.
- Derek Adams, Time Out, Saturday, June 24, 2006
Fresh: 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.
- Janet Maslin, New York Times, Monday, August 30, 2004
The Goonies is as good today as it was 25 years ago. It's a classic 80s kids movie that spares no expense to make you entertained. It also doesn't feel like a kid's movie, it feels like a great fantasy/adventure movie, treated with respect and care. Richard Donner clearly knew what he was doing and gives you a great looking film with no intolerable camp or cheesy jokes. For the cast being mostly children, it is pretty well acted. Some great performances from Sean Astin, Josh Brolin and Corey Feldman. The story is fun, but well drawn out and effective. It's really hard not to enjoy.
- ythelastman89, Monday, June 7, 2010