Action Short Review
The Goonies
Dir: Richard Donner
Star: Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Corey Feldman, Jeff Cohen, Kerri Green, Martha Plimpton, Jonathan Ke Quan
Cert / Year: PG / 1985
Format: Video

A bunch of misfit kids seek pirate treasure to save their dad's house, in their quest they are pursued by an inept family of criminals. This is Indiana Jones for Kids, but great effects, good acting, and funny script make this a film for adults to. Surprisingly none of the kids are brats, and Jeff Cohen (The fat kid who eats) and Jonathan Ke Quan (The oriental kid with the gadgets) are especially good. Richard Donner shifts things along at such a pace so that you are sure to be gripped. The villains are scary enough and the situations are do engineer genuine tension, but this is definite family viewing. It's funny, entertaining and family friendly, well worth a watch (if only for nostalgia's sake).

Rating: 3 out of 5

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