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The Bucket List Reviews

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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.
December 14, 2007
Rob Reiner's films have always aimed for a heartwarming effect and more frequently resulted in heartworm.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
December 25, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
February 12, 2009
...contrived and forced, almost begging the audience to pull out the hankie.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
January 11, 2008
I urgently advise hospitals: Do not make the DVD available to your patients; there may be an outbreak of bedpans thrown at TV screens.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 10, 2008
Dying just seems an excuse for a geriatric, spend-it-all Spring Break.
Full Review | Original Score: C
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: C
May 1, 2008
... plays like Ingmar Bergman's Wild Strawberries, reimagined as an uninspired sitcom and travelogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 23, 2007
This terminally ill, terminally awful dramedy marks a sad cinematic milestone: The Bucket List is the first film in history to feature a truly wretched Nicholson performance -- and we're not talking about the character he plays.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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
December 24, 2007
as though the filmmakers were trying to cram the worst of Hollywood into one picture
| Original Score: 2/5
January 17, 2008
Director Rob Reiner continues his creative free fall with this flawed, one-note List.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 10, 2008
Reiner cannot reconcile the wildly different tones of the movie: buffoonish comedy one minute, treacly life-and-death melodrama the next.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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 25, 2008
Just die, already!
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
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.
December 12, 2007
A picture about two cancer patients confronting reality, and deciding how they want to spend their presumed last days, that has not an ounce of reality about it.
January 9, 2008
Those looking for a romp in the daisies should be advised that Bucket List isn't going to provide much in the laugh department. If you've seen director Rob Reiner's work in recent years, this shouldn't come as much of a surprise.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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