New York Times - 06/07/1985
"...[Spielberg and Donner] have seen to it that THE GOONIES has every imaginable funhouse flourish..."
Variety - 06/05/1985
"...A film stamped with the Steven Spielberg style of high fun....A roller coaster ride..."
Empire - 12/01/2008 4 stars out of 5 -- "A kind of talismanic film for anyone born circa 1975, Richard Donner's seven-kids-go-in-search-of-pirate-treasure is boisterous, undisciplined fun....This is nostalgic gold."
Entertainment Weekly - 10/27/2010
"[T]he real magic of the movie is how it took Spielberg's rollicking Indiana Jones formula -- secret portals, fun-house skeletons, Rube Goldberg booby traps -- and adapted it to a world that kids could relate to....It's ridiculously fun." -- Grade: A-
A thrill-a-minute adventure film. When brothers Mikey (Sean Astin) and Brand (Josh Brolin) learn that greedy developers are forcing their family to move, they and their friends decide to have one last, precious adventure together. With the help of a treasure map they've found in the attic, the group, known as the Goonies, go in search of buried gold hoping against hope that if they find it, Mikey and Brand will succeed in keeping their home.