The Bucket List
The Bucket List (2007)

Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman star as two terminally ill cancer patients who decide to break out of the hospital and live their last days to the fullest in director Rob Reiner's seriocomic road movie. Edward Cole (Nicholson) is a… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 25, 2007
DVD Release Date: June 10, 2008
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Critic Score: 40% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Not even the earnest performances of the two leads can rescue The Bucket List from its schmaltzy script.

Jonathan F. Richards

You get the performances you expect from these two great stars, which lift this story mercifully but marginally above its meager content.

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Noel Murray
AV Club

There are certainly worse ways to spend the holiday season than in the company of two charming old actors, being reminded that human companionship makes life worth living, even as it makes dying a little tougher.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Its quest for meaningful insights keeps things listless.

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Ted Fry
Seattle Times

The Bucket List's craft is as impeccable as moviemaking technique and computer tricks can be. But boiled into a formula that is sometimes cloying and sweet, the movie is nonetheless a lazy low-grade product.

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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

Cheap and flimsy.

Simon Weaving

Meehl's gentle handling of her subject and her unobstrusive, observational camera work make this a delightful and touching experience.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

The movie is caught in the crossfire of its two missions -- to celebrate the universal things that "really matter" in life (friendship, family) and to celebrate what it means to live like Jack Nicholson.

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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle

Not every film about death needs a bald Swede and a game of chess: Sometimes, the sky-diving's enough.

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Dominic Corry

Whilst this remains reasonably captivating for its first hour, it kinda runs out of steam after that...

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
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danny d
this was a wonderful movie with great characters and perfect diologue. seeing these two hollywood icons on the screen together was a treat and the film helps… More
Mike S
One thing has become quite evident with this film: Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman have sure gotten old and grey these days. Luckily though, these two legends… More
Joe McCall
This was the best movie for skydiving since point break.
Kevin M. Williams
Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. There's the draw here in a nutshell, two heavyweights in the same space. The story, one of redemption while facing… More
Josh Morris
The Bucket List is an amazingly cliched and predictable script buoyed up by the high octane charisma of its two leads. Both Nicholson and Freeman phone in… More