The Bucket List 2007

The Bucket List

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

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Billionaire Edward Cole (Jack Nicholson) and car mechanic Carter Chambers (Morgan Freeman) are complete strangers, until fate lands them in the same hospital room. The men find they have two things in common: a need to come to terms with who they are and what they have done with their lives, and a desire to complete a list of things they want to see and do before they die. Against their doctor's advice, the men leave the hospital and set out on the adventure of a lifetime.

Cast & Crew

Morgan Freeman
Carter Chambers
Rob Morrow
Dr. Hollins
Justin Zackham
Screenwriter
Robert Leighton
Film Editor
Bill Brzeski
Production Design
John Schwartzman
Cinematographer
Marc Shaiman
Original Music
Travis Knox
Executive Producer
Justin Zackham
Executive Producer
Jeffrey Stott
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Critic Reviews for The Bucket List

All Critics (177) | Top Critics (40) | Fresh (73) | Rotten (104)

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    November 18, 2011 | Rating: 1/5

    David Fear

    Time Out
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    November 17, 2011 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

    Hank Sartin

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

    January 15, 2008 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    January 11, 2008 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

    Ted Fry

    Seattle Times
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  • 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.

    January 11, 2008 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    January 11, 2008 | Rating: B-

    Noel Murray

    AV Club
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  • Apr 21, 2012
    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 death, is predictable enough, as is predictable the reliance on its two stars to save it, which they do but only just. If only the story had mas huevos ...
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Dec 06, 2011
    Interesting, entertaining and a little emotional.
    Rodrigo R Super Reviewer
  • Dec 02, 2011
    The plot was predictable, acting was incredible, and overall just an okay film for me.
    Bradley W Super Reviewer

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