Goon - Review

ICE-HOCKEY Seann William Scott (right) in Goon

Seann William Scott has spent his career projecting a certain goofy dumb puppy-dog sweetness. That persona has become a bit of a trap for him, and Goon, an ice-hockey movie that's all about the pain, points to a way out. This time, Scott plays a big dumb sweet puppy...who bashes people's heads in. And he makes the contradiction work. Scott's Doug "The Thug" Glatt is a nice Jewish boy who's the prodigal son in a family of brainiacs. He toils as a bar bouncer, and he's a natural at it — a wrecking-ball bruiser who can break your fist just by placing his skull in front of it. But he's not exactly going places, and the failure shows on his sad, sincere features. When he's recruited by the Halifax Highlanders of Nova Scotia to be their "enforcer" (the guy whose job is to throttle opposing players), he jumps at the chance. He can barely skate, but it hardly matters: As a goon, he's a genius. Read More...

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