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Based on 28 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 100
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    Intimate, heartfelt and wickedly funny, it's a movie whose impact lingers. show more

  • 88
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Damon convincingly matches Williams recrimination for recrimination in this portrayal of mutual tough love, even with the latter giving what may be the best performance of his career. show more

  • 75
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    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 feels no need to trot them out. show more

  • 100
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    First and foremost, Good Will Hunting is a film riding young, exuberant energies. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    It's the individual moments, not the payoff, that make it so effective. show more

  • 75
    Mark Caro Chicago Tribune

    Presents a few too many hugs and arguments over what's best for Will. But ultimately, the movie, like its protagonist, boasts an integrity and intelligence that are tough not to admire. [25 December 1997, Tempo, p.1] show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    An ordinary story told well. Taken as a whole, there's little that's special about this tale -- it follows a traditional narrative path, leaves the audience with a warm, fuzzy feeling, and never really challenges or surprises us. show more

  • 75
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Both smart and shrewd -- it wraps that same comforting message in a thoroughly entertaining package. show more

  • 75
    Ann Hornaday Baltimore Sun

    Fairly bursts with the exuberance and youthful energy that must have attended its creation. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Matt Damon and Robin Williams give touching performances, but Gus Van Sant's filmmaking is surprisingly ordinary. show more

  • December 21, 2009 WPerez1000
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    Jason says this movie is great, so I have to believe him :)

  • September 29, 2009 greasedaword
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    I've always loved this movie it's so powerful, and touching. Matt Damon, and Robin Williams both make the movie AMAZING!

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