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The Bucket List Reviews

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August 22, 2018
As Rob Reiner should know better and Jack Nicholson should know better and Morgan Freeman should know better, what you have here is a film which has to make you ask: how come they didn't?
January 2, 2018
Once more, Reiner defines himself as the schlock artist who knows, as do his stars, that coots with familiar faces can walk through this garden of schmaltz with their eyes closed.
February 2, 2017
Its quest for meaningful insights keeps things listless.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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
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
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
February 12, 2009
...contrived and forced, almost begging the audience to pull out the hankie.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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
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
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 ReviewRead More | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 5, 2008
...sentimental, simplistic, and almost shamefully manipulative, yet I found it absolutely charming.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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.
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
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
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
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
February 29, 2008
This is a film for people who find cereal-packet philosophy a bit taxing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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.
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