Good Will Hunting Synopsis
A therapist (Robin Williams) counsels a janitor (Matt Damon) with a genius IQ.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
Intimate, heartfelt and wickedly funny, it's a movie whose impact lingers.
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100

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
First and foremost, Good Will Hunting is a film riding young, exuberant energies.
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88

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Damon convincingly matches Williams recrimination for recrimination in this portrayal of mutual tough love, even with the latter giving...
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Mark Caro
Presents a few too many hugs and arguments over what's best for Will. But ultimately, the movie, like its protagonist, boasts an integrity...
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Both smart and shrewd -- it wraps that same comforting message in a thoroughly entertaining package.
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75

Baltimore Sun

By Ann Hornaday
Fairly bursts with the exuberance and youthful energy that must have attended its creation.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
You'd never guess this just-off-center movie was directed by indie hero Gus Van Sant. Maybe, like Will, he's casual about his gifts and...
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
An ordinary story told well. Taken as a whole, there's little that's special about this tale -- it follows a traditional narrative path,...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It's the individual moments, not the payoff, that make it so effective.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Stuffed--indeed, overstuffed--with heart, soul, audacity, and blarney. You may not believe a minute of it, but you don't necessarily want...
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I haven't seen very many movies with Matt Damon but I can tell good will hunting is his best....

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Best Screenplay of the Last 20 Years

By roberson2013
Strengths: The Screenplay does not get more original than this, and we cannot forget about the phenomenal acting in this movie as well. This movie goes to show that you can be successful without the...

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88 out of 100

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It is one of those movies that is so good it makes me jealous when other people haven't seen it because they get to see it for the first time....

GREAT Will Hunting

By tony_mazo
This movie was fantastic. Matt Damon does a fantastic job as the super smart guy with no real future in life and Robin Williams also does a great job as Damon’s psychiatrist. This was a well thought...

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When you see it you will be shocked

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Rated R
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 15+ Moving story of brilliant, troubled youth for older teens.
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