Matt Damon and Ben Affleck co-scripted and star in this drama, set in Boston and Cambridge, about rebellious 20-year-old MIT janitor Will Hunting (Damon), gifted with a photographic memory, who hangs ... read more
Directed by: Gus Van Sant
Release Date: December 5, 1997
DVD Release Date: December 8, 1998
Stats: 19,297 reviews
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June 13, 2013
Coming off the heels of the sadly underrated but brilliant To Die For, Van Sant made his first overtly mainstream, but no less superb effort, which is this movie.
Co-written by co-stars Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, this is the story of Will Hunting- a troubled 20 year-old janito...
October 4, 2012
An inspirational tale which has a nice fuzzy affect on those who believe they can do something great, however I really don't think it's that accessible. Will knows he has a talent whereas many people on this earth don't realise it, so it takes away part of the inspiration. It wou...
June 2, 2012
Thereâ(TM)s something suspicious about the story here. Itâ(TM)s quite ironic that the film itself is easily comparable to its lead character. Its script often seems to keep running on and on, similar to how Damonâ(TM)s character speaks quickly in his sentences of interminable len...
February 6, 2012
The name of the film is as smart and powerful as the movie itself. Good Will Hunting is about a janitor (Damon) who doesn't use his outstanding intelligence the way he should, consequently he fails to live his life to his full potential. A therapist (Williams)is hired to boost hi...
November 3, 2011
Although now Matt Damon is a bona fide superstar with an action trilogy and a heist trilogy both securely under his belt, there was a time when he wasn't so well known as to have his own marionette in Team America. With a few bit parts and a couple of supporting roles behind him,...
October 29, 2011
I'll give it this, I never would have thought the two actors Affleck and Damon (In their frat boy prime) could write something I could take serious. But I did enjoy it. Dident love it like some filmmakers and watchers prase but it was entertaining... I still think the sequal fe...
October 27, 2011fb1664868775
Great performances from Damon, Affleck and Williams. Van Sant finally received box office success with this film.
August 31, 2011
Every time I watch "Good Will Hunting" I am taken aback. I always forget how simple, elegant and honest this film is. How exquisitely acted and directed it is. Gus Van Sant knew exactly how to handle Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's screenplay. By letting the story speak for itself a...
August 11, 2011
I know a lot of people hold this film in high esteem, but I found it oh so boring. It's predictable and there are a lot of other similar movies that came before it. Plus none of the stars were really good in this movie. I say it's just a so-so drama.
July 30, 2011
Some people can never believe in themselves, until someone believes in them.
Very good debut by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck! The story is very original and dynamic which only talented actors as those in it were able to show us the way. Robin Williams and Minne Driver were very go...
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