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Goon: Last of the Enforcers


Stars: Seann William Scott, Liev Schreiber, Alison Pill, Wyatt Russell, Jay Baruchel, Callum Keith Rennie, Kim Coates, T.J. Miller, Jason Jones

Director: Jay Baruchel

Astonishing, perhaps, but trendy cineastes have yet to declare that sequels are a stand-alone genre. But, given that sequels are now becoming more and more frequent (presumably it helps filmmakers that they probably have probably already paid for the sequel rights?), it can surely be only a matter of time before this happens.

Perhaps, to be fair, this simple-minded slice of silliness, slapstick and crudity might possibly appeal to ice-hockey prone audiences in its native Canada. Mind you, my guess is that even there any one seeking something more than mostly a witless load of brawls will get their skates on and leave the cinema before the most-welcome end credits.

Performances match content. Co-writer (with Jesse Chabot) Baruchel makes his feature film directorial debut . If he continues behind the camera he can surely only improve.

Alan Frank

Canada 2017. UK Distributor: Vertigo. Colour.
97 minutes. Widescreen. UK certificate: 15.

Guidance ratings (out of 3): Sex/nudity 2, Violence/Horror 2, Drugs 1, Swearing 3.

Review date: 08 Oct 2017

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