Good Will Hunting

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Moving story of brilliant, troubled youth for older teens.

R 1999 126 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 29 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 69 reviews

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age 18+

Had potential

I watched this as an adult and was uncomfortable with the language (IMDb says the f-bomb is used 154 times) and sexual references. Most definitely not for kids and wouldn’t let my teenagers watch it. There are some positive messages but honestly the language and unnecessary sexual content ruined it for me.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
age 12+

Love it and appropriate for teens

Literally my all time favorite movie. Yes, the amount of sex and sexual references is a little annoying but the positive messages definitely make up for it. It’s a great movie to show your tweens and even teenagers will love it. I 100% recommend.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

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