All told, the film has plenty of enjoyable moments, but it's just not the deep experience the filmmakers want you to believe it is.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Not a work of art or great power, but it has some moving moments.
| Original Score: C
The outcome of the movie is fairly predictable; so is the whole story, really. It's the individual moments, not the payoff, that make it so effective.
| Original Score: 3/4
...a worthwhile sample of entertainment.
Mature teens will appreciate this story, written by its appealing two stars, of a brilliant young man with a troubled past.
| Original Score: 5/5
The film succeeds not because of an overall arc, but as a chain of smaller moments that glimmer in their minuscule perfection.
| Original Score: 4/4
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Good Will Hunting is a most accomplished writing debut for two young actors with a solid future as Hollywood hyphenates.
This is a film with a serious credibility problem and one which stagnates in the middle act.
| Original Score: low +1 out of -4..+4
Can get overly sentimental at times, but Gus Van Sant's sensitive direction... and his excellent use of the city make it a hugely entertaining and effective film.
Van Sant makes Good Will Hunting a lot livelier than it might have been.
It's acted and directed with care, and Damon is outstanding, his scenes with Driver being especially sparky.
Will's relationships with his best friend, Chuckie (Affleck), and new girlfriend, Skylar (Minnie Driver), resonate with a depth that unfortunately few other movies approach.
Good Will Hunting is a confident film with great performances and an authentic look, sound and feel.
| Original Score: 84/100
At the core of Good Will Hunting is vivid, succulent dialogue that is emotionally naked, yet remarkably pedestrian at the same time.
Three soul friends help a troubled young man to find his place in the world.
É realmente impressionante que dois jovens como Matt Damon e Ben Affleck tenham sido capazes de escrever um roteiro tão complexo quanto o de 'Gênio Indomável'.
| Original Score: 4/5
| Original Score: 4/4
Affleck is on my long list for Academy notice this year.
| Original Score: B
... beneath their arrogance and crass behavior, you'll find a lot of hurt and many defense mechanisms raised against a compassionless, manipulative society.
| Original Score: A