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Goon review

Can a brainless family outcast lead a team of misfits to ice hockey glory?

Mighty Ducks, cover your eyes! Teeth and swears fly in this adult sports-com where a naive numbskull, crap at ice hockey but good with his fists, is enlisted as a team ‘enforcer’ to beat the crap out of the opposition.

Seann William Scott is sweet and beefy as nice knuckle-head Doug ‘The Thug’, while Jay Baruchel (who co-wrote with Superbad / Pineapple Express scribe Evan Goldberg) is exuberantly foul-mouthed as his yappy mate.

Lionising the pulverising, this is more fun than it has any right to be. The hockey technicalities may alienate, yet the demented, bone-crunching scraps, war-time team mentality and Whip-It style anarchy is addictive.

Rough, rude and raucous.

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Rosie is the former editor of Total Film, before she moved to be the Special Edition Editor for the magazine group at Future. After that she became the Movies Editor at Digital Spy, and now she's the UK Editor of Den of Geek. She's an experienced movie and TV journalist, with a particular passion for horror.