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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Reviews

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Tom Hutchinson
Radio Times

This film is one of the classic movies of the 1970s, thanks in no small measure to the talents of director Milos Forman.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 5/5

February 3, 2014
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

The movie is both timeless and indicative of its own era, a period of anti-establishment movements.

Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Original Score: 4.5/5

January 19, 2014

Total Film

Cast, direction, score, look -- perfect, perfect, perfect, perfect.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 5/5

February 12, 2013
Robert Hatch
The Nation

I enjoyed the picture because it is an action romance, worked out in wonderfully inventive detail and presented with mesmeric immediacy by one of the screen's most resourceful directors.

Full Review Source: The Nation

February 12, 2013
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Nicholson gets to use all the colors on his palette, from quiet, troubled contemplation to the disturbingly truthful, live-wire jesting with which he has become best associated. [Blu-ray]

Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews | Original Score: 3.5/4

October 7, 2010
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A marvel of contemporary filmmaking...

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

September 27, 2010
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

It's mostly Nicholson that makes the film work, with his fun, but very intelligent, canny turn.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

September 16, 2010
Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly
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There's a lot here. But with a classic like Cuckoo's Nest, too much is never enough.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A

September 9, 2010
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

A great cast, great screenplay and great performance makes One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest an enjoyable and thought provoking movie.

Full Review Source: Matt's Movie Reviews | Original Score: 4/5

July 6, 2010
Sean Axmaker
Turner Classic Movies Online

A rare screen adaptation of a beloved novel that maintains the emotional and dramatic power of the original while establishing its own distinctive approach to the story...

Full Review Source: Turner Classic Movies Online

May 15, 2010
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

The genius of the film is that you never feel you're being preached at, but rather being allowed a fly-on-the-wall view of a systematic crushing of humanity.

Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: A+

August 5, 2009
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
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One Flew over the Cuckoo 's Nest is an earnest attempt to make a serious film. But in the end the movie backs away from both the human reality and the cloudy but potent symbolism that Ken Kesey found in the asylum.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

February 20, 2009
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Viewed 30 years after its release, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest remains a very good motion picture, although one that perhaps just misses the pinnacle of greatness where its reputation suggests it resides.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 4, 2008
A.D. Murphy
Variety
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Jack Nicholson stars in an outstanding characterization of Ken Kesey's asylum anti-hero, McMurphy, and Milos Forman's direction of a superbly-cast film is equally meritorious.

Full Review Source: Variety

February 19, 2008

Film4

The film remains as fresh, shocking, depressing and exhilarating as when it was released.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 5/5

February 19, 2008
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

A terrific adaptation of Ken Kensey's 1962 novel (first done as play) that became timelier in the 1970s, positing a free-spirited hero (the excellent Jack Nicholson) against repressive authoritarianism, embodied by Fletcher's nurse.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: A-

December 23, 2006

TV Guide's Movie Guide

Ken Kesey's grim satire of institutionalized authority, bracingly filmed by Milos Forman.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 4/4

December 13, 2006
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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Jack Nicholson plays McMurphy as if he were born to it, and the supporting cast provides fine, detailed performances.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

December 13, 2006
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

A stirring indictment of how we determine who's sane and who's crazy.

Full Review Source: Cinema Sight | Original Score: 4/4

December 13, 2006

Time Out
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Set in an insane asylum, the film involves the oppression of the individual, a struggle spearheaded by an ebullient Nicholson, turning in a star performance if ever there was one.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 11, 2006
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