The Bucket List Reviews

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Simon Weaving
Screenwize
April 2, 2012
Meehl's gentle handling of her subject and her unobstrusive, observational camera work make this a delightful and touching experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dominic Corry
Flicks.co.nz
January 30, 2012
Whilst this remains reasonably captivating for its first hour, it kinda runs out of steam after that...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
August 14, 2009
A modestly uplifting, and at-times poignant, buddy comedy that manages to make the most of the worst of situations.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
JimmyO
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
February 12, 2009
...contrived and forced, almost begging the audience to pull out the hankie.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Jolene Mendez
Entertainment Spectrum
January 5, 2009
An endearing film that will bring you to tears and have you cherishing every relationship and day you have.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
December 20, 2008
...a hopelessly uneven endeavor that's ultimately felled by a lamentable emphasis on heavy-handed bursts of schmaltziness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
August 22, 2008
This movie has the same level of false, mediocre level of entertainment as the movie WILD HOGS. If you liked that one, then you might like this. But I despise both.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
June 5, 2008
...sentimental, simplistic, and almost shamefully manipulative, yet I found it absolutely charming.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze
June 5, 2008
No Grumpy Old Men these two, as Nicholson's over-the hill sex machine billionaire with his serial quickies on demand, and Freeman's egghead underachiever spar with the Grim Reaper. Two Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest.
Richard Knight
Windy City Times
May 22, 2008
For those who want to Believe, those who want to be cuddled by the fake laughter through tears emotions that only an expertly made piece of Hollywood toffee like this can provide - if only for the moment - get out your hankies.
May 1, 2008
... plays like Ingmar Bergman's Wild Strawberries, reimagined as an uninspired sitcom and travelogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
April 16, 2008
An entertaining tear jerker of a story about two old men facing the end of two very different lives.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Rossiter Drake
San Francisco Examiner
April 10, 2008
'The Bucket List' begins with a bleak, unsparing glimpse into the unraveling lives of two terminal-cancer patients and ends in unblushing sentimentality.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife
March 17, 2008
doesn't a by-the-numbers Rob Reiner buddy movie about dying just about say it all? This is for the hardcore Nicholson and Freeman fans who don't mind considering the mortality of their idols.
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
March 4, 2008
At one point Morgan Freeman's character shouts, 'This was supposed to be fun.' I couldn't agree more.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Tricia Olszewski
Let's Not Listen
February 28, 2008
The film's trailers suggest the triteness you're in for, and Morgan Freeman's opening narration -- his usual wise-old-black-man spiel -- seconds it.
Brandon Fibbs
Colorado Springs Gazette
February 28, 2008
Although it's certainly not on par with his best work, The Bucket List is the best film Reiner has made in a long time.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Bob Grimm
Reno News and Review
February 25, 2008
Just die, already!
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
February 24, 2008
'The Bucket List' pales in comparison to the talents of its stars.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
February 15, 2008
When actors as great as Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman can't make dialogue sound natural, you know the script is a stinkeroo.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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