Good Will Hunting

Lists: Drama, Coming of age, Best Picture nominee 1990 to 1999

Brief Synopsis: "Gus van Sant’s film tells the story of a mathematically gifted young man, named Will Hunting, who’s on the search for his identity while ruthlessly eluding his fellow friends. His first introspective look at himself is achieved after meeting with the therapist Sean Maguire."

Overall Ranking: 247 (Rank from 1997: # 5)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 73.33%
Regular 26.67%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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  • Matt Damon Coming Of Age

  • Reviewer Rating Review
    Rob from GuysFilmQuest98
    David Baruffi97
    Bryan Lienesch92 - The blended cast of Robin Williams and Ben Affleck and Matt Damon symbolizes the handing of the torch in Hollywood from one generation to another. And both are equally brilliant.
    Steve Aldersley92
    Jim Carrier91
    Thomas Pollock90
    Patrick Devitt90
    Dave Examines Movies89(full review)
    Gorgon Reviews88
    J Bumgardner85
    Dan O'Neill80 - Some toning down was needed here and there, but Good Will Hunting is still an emotional and at times witty tale of being the best to your ability, anchored by great performances from the cast, as well as a great first-time script job from Damon and Affleck.
    (full review)
    Skooch80(full review)
    Ryan from Ten Stars Or Less80(full review)
    Jay of Life Vs Film70(full review)

    People Involved

  • Robin Williams (Sean Maguire)
  • Matt Damon (Will Hunting)
  • Ben Affleck (Chuckie Sullivan)
  • Stellan SkarsgÃ¥rd (Prof. Gerald Lambeau)
  • Minnie Driver (Skylar)
  • Casey Affleck (Morgan OMally)
  • Cole Hauser (Billy McBride)
  • John Mighton (Tom)
  • Rachel Majorowski (Krystyn)
  • Colleen McCauley (Cathy)
  • Matt Mercier (Barbershop Quartet #1)
  • Ralph St. George (Barbershop Quartet #2)
  • Rob Lynds (Barbershop Quartet #3)
  • Dan Washington (Barbershop Quartet #4)
  • Alison Folland (M.I.T. Student #1)
  • Derrick Bridgeman (M.I.T. Student #2)
  • Vik Sahay (M.I.T. Student #3)
  • Gus Van Sant (Director)