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The Bucket List Reviews

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Simon Weaving
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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

Empire Magazine
February 15, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
February 14, 2008
This rather special film is one about mortality and immortality and guarantees both laughter and tears. Of course, the combination of Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman is special in itself
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
February 6, 2008
Una comedia menor, sensible y muy disfrutable, que descansa sobre el histrionismo de dos grandes actores como Jack Nicholson y Morgan Freeman.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
February 3, 2008
Is never as trite and cliché as it could be, instead it intends on being a genuine character study focusing on two unfulfilled men who tend to balance each other out...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
January 31, 2008
Adam and Eve. Lennon and McCartney. The Captain and Tenille. Just a few duos that managed to make a little magic when they got together. And now, for you're viewing pleasure, may I add the celebrated team of Jack and Morgan.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
January 28, 2008
Despite a somewhat simplistic view of life ... an engaging examination of two men looking back at their lives without pity or regret.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Vince Koehler
Entertainment Spectrum
January 21, 2008
An endearing film that will bring you to tears and have you cherishing every relationship and day you have.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Nick Rogers
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
January 21, 2008
Calling it Rob Reiner's best film in 12 years doesn't mean much. Remember "Alex & Emma"? Still, this is a modestly entertaining Hollywood fairytale of facing death head-on. Its occasionally leaden story gets light, familiar notes from two legends.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
January 20, 2008
While not a classic in its own right, The Bucket List displays two great actors in classic form, a sort of Planes, Trains and Automobiles for maturing audiences.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
January 19, 2008
Yes it's a bit syrupy - but you only live once and I like lots of syrup with my pancakes. May you all live like you were dyin' and laugh so hard you cry.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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David Lewis
February 23, 2012

Digital Spy
July 14, 2011

Screen International
October 18, 2008
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
October 18, 2008
Xan Brooks
October 18, 2008

Times [UK]
October 18, 2008
February 12, 2008
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
December 26, 2007
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