Good Will Hunting, a movie review

A movie review written by Lee Sonogan

2hr6mins (1997) Drama

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Written and starring Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and even Robin Williams, this movie has been parodied so many times that the cow’s milk shines. With a budget of $10 million dollars, it successfully made a quarter of a billion at the box office. If you have seen Russel Crow’s A Beautiful Mind then you shall love this film! Containing a somewhat cult following online, there many engaging parts to this scrip and how it is presented.

Movie description: Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life.

One element was a focus on the city of Boston, reflecting the cinematic style of film also filmed in this area. Performance-wise it is the best acting you will get out of Matt Damon playing the main character. Robin Williams plays a more serious role, showing his non-over the top work that was memorable as itself. The philosophical nature of drama is a tribute to challenging the concept of intelligence in resonating ways.

Deservingly all three actors previously mentioned won Academy Awards for their efforts. So I highly recommend this while praising its delivery on consistent flow for a longer than average full-length feature. Suspenseful simple but complex relating to particular scenes. Ben Affect’s character got on my nerves a little bit although played his role in the overall storytelling. Being twenty years old now, I don’t want people to overlook this one!


This is the best movie I have seen since the Godfather. Matt Damon and Ben Affleck make a great team…not only as actors, but more impressively as co-writers. Add Robin Williams in perhaps his best role ever (too close to Good Morning Vietnam for me to make the call), and you have a wonderfully entertaining movie. Gath – (IMDB – 10/10 > 1999)

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