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Doing nothing to quell criticism about violence in sports, Goon portrays one man's rise from picked-on kid to leader of a semi-pro hockey team. Played by Seann William Scott, this guy's best skill is taking off the gloves and fighting for the win.

MPAA Rating: R for brutal violence, non-stop language, some strong sexual content and drug use.

Why is Goon rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: Goon is rated R for for brutal violence, non-stop language, some strong sexual content and drug use.

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Frequent explicit violence.

- Occasional gory and grotesque images.

- Violent acts shown in a realistic manner with details, blood and tissue damage.

- Frequent hand-to-hand violence, most in a sports context, with blood and some detail shown.

Sexual Content:

- Nudity seen in a non-sexual context.

- Brief portrayals of sexual activity with breast nudity.

- Simulated sexual activity.

- Frequent, often aggressive use of crude and descriptive sexual language, references and innuendo.

- Crude content.

- Detailed offensive scenes.

- Embracing and kissing.

- Infrequent portrayals of crude bodily functions.


- Pervasive use of the sexual expletive and variations, sometimes in a sexual context.

- Frequent use of scatological slang, sexual and ethno-cultural slurs, and vulgar expressions.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Infrequent portrayals of illegal drug use for recreational purposes.

- Tobacco use.

Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 18A Frequent Coarse Language.
Alberta 18A Language May Offend.
Manitoba 18A Violence, Gory Scenes, Coarse Language.
Ontario 18A Coarse Language, Substance Abuse, Graphic Violence.
Quebec 13+ Violence, Vulgar Language.
Martimes 18A
Canadian Home Video 18A