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The Goonies

action & adventure, comedy


A group of ordinary kids discover a secret treasure map, their sleepy seaport lives are suddenly transformed into a fun-filled, roller-coaster ride.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    67%
  • Audience Score
    91%

common sense

ON for kids age 10
Consumerism
3 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
0 out of 5
Language
3 out of 5
Positive messages
2 out of 5
Positive role models
1 out of 5
Sex
2 out of 5
Violence
2 out of 5

A classic '80s action-fantasy -- tweens will love!

what parents need to know

Parents need to know this film is a rambunctious, noisy, pirate-themed treasure-hunt action-fantasy -- all the ingredients that kids will love. Kids are in peril, find a dead body, are being hunted by thieves who are after their treasure map, and fall into all kinds of trouble. Beyond the (now-dated) special effects, cavernous (literally) sets, stunts, hideous skeletons, and outsized props, there's a message about being yourself and bonding with your friends and siblings -- even if they're outcasts. Expect some vulgar humor and swearing (including "s--t"). The movie may be too scary for some kids, so know your kid before you watch.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the excitement within the movie. What about the film inspires adventure in your kid?
  • What kind of bond do these friends have? Are the characters relatable?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    67%
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  • Audience

    91%

Audience Reviews

4 stars

Funny and exciting with more than just a hint of nostalgia. Full review later.

- TomBowler, Saturday, May 12, 2012

4 stars

Funny and exciting with more than just a hint of nostalgia. Full review later.

- TomBowler, Saturday, May 12, 2012

4 stars

A true Speillbergian adventure experience.

- fb100002359227440, Monday, March 19, 2012