The Goonies1985

Critics score:
69 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Janet Maslin, New York Times:The Goonies has every imaginable funhouse flourish. It has crooks, bats, cobwebs, skeletons, a lovable monster, an underground grotto and a treasure hidden by some of the most considerate, clue-loving pirates who ever lived.Read more

Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader:It's a charmless exercise: director Richard Donner turns the kids into shrieking ferrets, and his jumpy cutting seems to lag behind the action deliberately in a curious attempt to make the film seem more chaotic and cluttered.Read more

Arthur Knight, Hollywood Reporter:The action at the center of Chris Columbus' script occasionally falters and generally feels manufactured, but the kids go about their chores as if convinced that all their make-believe is true.Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times:The Goonies is a smooth mixture of the usual ingredients from Steven Spielberg action movies, made special because of the high-energy performances of the kids who have the adventures.Read more

Derek Adams, Time Out:While the pre-pubescents continually scream, their doting parents prove equally odious in a finale of astounding sentimentality.Read more