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½ March 28, 2018
Jack Nicholson is so Jack Nicholson in this Alexander Payne movie that is so Alexander Payne.
January 7, 2018
Great movie. Character-based, with tremendous emotional depth. Quirkily funny at times, too.

Jack Nicholson puts in an amazing performance in the lead role, and shows he can play vunerable characters too, rather than just over-confident tough guys.
½ December 15, 2017
The film has a decent amount of hilarity but it is a bit superficial. The acting is good but the story seems rather ordinary and the events have predictability. Jack is certainly good acting in this because I don't think the character is anything like him. I think the tomatometer is over-rating this one.
½ December 1, 2017
This is an alright movie but it might not be everyone's cup of tea jack Nicholson gives a decent performance even if the story is a bit slow paced.
½ November 10, 2017
Slow Moving Piece, Without Jack's Performance This Would Struggle To Hold Weight. Really Explores The Inner Workings Of What Makes A Man Proud Of His Life. Subtley Done, But Not As Good As I Thought It Would Or Could Be.
October 14, 2017
A bit scathing against the old fashioned common man, who is becoming less and less common, but accurate in many ways to those of us who know them.
½ July 26, 2017
A really understated and brilliant portrayal by Nicholson of a very ordinary man coming to terms with what his life has been. I did find it moving and interesting but I also struggled with how unlikable the main character was at times. I found it harder to relate than expected but I did still find the humour and the human in it all.
July 21, 2017
Is anyone's ordinary life really ordinary?
May 7, 2017
A funny and a touching fim with interesting characters and nice themes!
April 3, 2017
Nicholson does a good job being "un-Nicholson". A little slow moving first half. Interesting journey of self-discovery from a decidedly non-introspective sort.
½ April 1, 2017
Strangely fulfilling. Excellent acting from Jack Nicholson. It was a lot better than I expected. (First and only viewing - 7/6/2008)
April 1, 2017
A deeply felt, tragic, and beautiful story powered by satire and honesty. Only once before have I seen a film about wasted time and appreciation for the necessities that carried this much weight.
½ March 14, 2017
About Schmidt has a somewhat inferior first half and sometimes the tonal shifts aren't the most skilful, but this is mostly a great film which is equally funny and heartwarming with some scenes that are absolutely hilarious and some that are emotional and simply beautiful. The characters are colorful, the script is very strong, it deals with a lot of important issues, it succeeds as a series of crazy vignettes and it features possibly the finest performance in Jack Nicholson's career.
March 7, 2017
Pathetic .... from the ridiculous letters sent to a young African child to the dysfunctional lives all around him.
½ August 6, 2016
It's the imperfect nature of this story and its lead that makes it so real, and makes the final revelation so powerful. The last shot of this film says so much without ever saying a word.
½ July 22, 2016
Saw this on 20/7/16
A poorly written story is saved almost entirely by Nicholson and some comdey here and there.Ultimately the film is forgettable, which is its worst defect.
July 20, 2016
About Schmidt showcases Jack Nicholson's phenomenal acting abilities. He portrayed the character with absolute credibility it was impossible not to connect or relate to him.
June 25, 2016
Top movie jack Nicholson is the King
April 27, 2016
Good movie, but bad ending
½ April 26, 2016
Recently retired and widowed, a Midwestern man takes his rv cross country to visit his estranged daughter who is getting married. Kathy Bates gives a movie saving performance in a film which borrows origins from other mid life late life self seeking road trip movies that have more ambition than Schmitt himself portrays.
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