Total Film - 02/01/2012 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he demented scraps, team's trench mentality and WHIP IT-style anarchy is addictive."
Chicago Sun-Times - 03/28/2012 3 stars out of 4 -- "The best thing about GOON is not the hockey action, or who wins and who loses. It's Doug's rags-to-riches story."
Movieline - 03/29/2012
"[T]he movie glides easily on Scott's particular brand of firecracker sweetness. Scott isn't typical leading-man material, but he carries GOON ably on his sturdy shoulders..."
A.V. Club - 03/29/2012
"[T]he movie's real secret weapon is Scott....He plays his thug as a gentle giant and a lovable oaf." -- Grade: A-
Sight and Sound - 03/01/2012
"[T]he writers' Apatow-schooled background ensures they're often genuinely funny, and GOON proves surprisingly affable company..."
Entertainment Weekly - 04/06/2012
"Scott gives this teddy-bear lug a consciousness....When Seann William Scott uses his fists, he's a star."
The sports comedy GOON stars Seann William Scott as Doug Glatt, a slacker from a rich family who discovers he has a knack for hockey brawls. Dragged to a game by his best friend, Doug punches out the visiting team's toughest player when the angered thug rushes into the stands. The home team quickly recruits Doug (even though he can't skate) and encourages him to beat up their opponents.