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We do not have a full review for this movie because it is rated R in the US and we usually only review G, PG, and PG-13 movies. However we do have details about the content you can expect to see in this movie in the "Content Details" section below.
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.
Why Is Goon Rated R?
Goon is rated R for brutal violence, non-stop language, some strong sexual content and drug use.
Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in Goon...
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.
- 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.
Home Video Viewing Alternatives
Here are some ideas for home video titles that are related to Goon.
If you are a hockey fan, you may appreciate the gentler depiction of the sport in the movies Miracle and The Mighty Ducks (also D2-The Mighty Ducks). Another player who relies on his fighting skills instead of athletic abilities finds himself in the penalty box in the children’s film Tooth Fairy.
Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: 18A
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Details on home video releases of Goon...
Goon is releasing to home video no May 29, 2012.