By Liane Bonin
Updated January 01, 1998 at 05:00 AM EST

Good Will Hunting

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Will Hunting is a roughneck from South Boston, a janitor who walks with a cool, palms-out swagger. He?s also a genius on the level of Einstein. Cowritten by its star, Matt Damon, this fitfully engaging saintly-misfit fable is glazed with Hollywood-therapeutic ?sensitivity?: It?s Searching for Bobby Fischer meets Ordinary People as reimagined by Oliver Sacks. What draws you in is Damon himself. Rooster flashy, he suggests a hunkier Leonardo DiCaprio. Will gets caught between symbolic fathers: an MIT professor (Stellan Skarsgård) and a hipster-mensch therapist (Robin Williams) who teaches him how to care. Good Will Hunting is truly a young man?s movie, stuffed with heart, soul, audacity, and blarney.

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Good Will Hunting

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