Directed by Richard Donner. US. 1985. PG. 114 minutes. Warner. blu ray.
Sat., October 10, 2015
“A bunch of kids, led by a diminutive Sean Astin (Sam the Hobbit in The Lord of the Rings) let their overactive imaginations run riot when they find an antique treasure map. Suggesting that a mythical pirate’s booty stash might be located just around the next cliff the Goonies follow the map in order that they might be able to save their hard-up coastal community from being turned into a golf course. Of course the map leads them through all sorts of perilous near misses including underground caves, booby-trapped mineshafts and into the hands of a family of Italian mobsters led by vicious matriarch Mama Fratelli. Looking at the film now, it works beautifully as pure family entertainment, heavy on the sarcastic wit and full of unadulterated corn, cheese and hokum, especially in the final family group-hug scene.” (Nik Huggins, Futuremovies.co.uk)