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Goon

3

Goon isn’t quite the sports-com you’re expecting

With an oddball mix of brutal violence (teeth eject, blood splatters), sadcore romance (“My stomach light needs your stomach light”), crude funnies (“My fuckin’ eyeballs just ejaculated!”) and ice-slicing action (the hockey is fast and thrilling),

Goon isn’t quite the sports-com you’re expecting. Bulkedup Seann William Scott is weirdly adorable as the big-hearted doofus with a right hand like a wrecking ball who becomes his local hockey team’s enforcer on the ice.

It’s a curious companion to Southland Tales – the only other film to harness Scott’s touching melancholy.

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