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November 21, 2016
Lazy script that relies entirely on the 2 bankable lead actors. It's watchable but could've been a lot better.
October 26, 2016
Ok, so the script is a bit "Schmaltzy" but it is genuinely good. It is a little messy and unorthodox, but so is life. The heartwarming performances and the satisfactory story line make for quite a good movie.
October 21, 2016
Was A really good movie
September 3, 2016
While its script could use a little work, The Bucket List remains an entertaining film thanks to amazing performances from Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, the sure-handed direction of Rob Reiner and a great mix of humour and drama making this film funny, touching and even heartbreaking. A reasonably entertaining (albeit not a masterpiece) movie.
½ August 31, 2016
Why watch this movie? Freeman Nicholson are good together. For the emotional release. To allow you to think about the meaning of your life.
½ August 12, 2016
everyone should have a bucket list.
August 12, 2016
Okay this was sad but a fun movie. Jack and Morgan. Greatest acting I ever seen.
July 17, 2016
Rob Reiner pulls on the cheesy sentimental heart strings... but God bless it he does it well.
July 16, 2016
There are far more important things that can be explored from the theme rather than a one last hurrah. Especially when you have this 2 legends.
July 7, 2016
Would love to see this two legends share screen on a movie. But as 2 terminal cancer patients go rampage for one last hurrah is just not it.
June 27, 2016
During their stay in the hospital, Carter (Morgan Freeman) begins The Bucket List which is a list of everything he wants to do before he dies.  Carter tosses the list; Edward (Jack Nicholson) finds the list and adds to it.  And since they're both about to die, Edward, with a vast amount of wealth, finances their list.  There are some laughs along the way.  This is not a rolling in the aisles kind of film.  The funniest part (and I'm sure I'm not the only one who though so) was when Carter divulges the truth about Edward's favorite coffee.  That was hilarious.  Sean Hayes is great as Thomas/Tom/Tommy (aka "Matthew sounded too biblical").  I think though if you go see this you shouldn't expect to leave the theater dry eyed.  The beginning is quite depressing too.  This wasn't the greatest movie in the world nor the worst.  It's good for what it is.
June 15, 2016
Cancer patients break out of hospital and go on an adventure and find the meaning of life. It's another Reiner film with a good idea for a movie but not much else.
½ April 20, 2016
Nicholson and Freeman, 2 legends of Hollywood together, this is a tear jerking, heart-warming and very amusing tale of 2 cancer patients who decide to life their lives to the extreme before their upcoming end. Such a moving funny tale of living you life because you never know when it is going to end, and that's a moral I live by.
I have no wrong words about this extremely inspirational flick which leads to rethink life.
Funny, sweet, charming, emotional and all lead by Jack (the only real Joker) Nicholson and Morgan (best voice in the world) Freeman and that made the film even better.
If you love laughing and crying in a film lead my Hollywood legends, watch this it's truly worth a watch,
½ March 27, 2016
While the performaances of both Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson are brilliant in what their roles were. However, the story is not that great, and the title itself is misleading, because, this movie's main focus is not actually "The Bucket List."
February 22, 2016
nothing special....but it's Jack and Morgan
February 21, 2016
Funny and sad. Great movie tho
February 20, 2016
Just because you put Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson in a film with a sob story, some cheap humor and a sad end doesn't make it a good movie.
½ February 9, 2016
A solid effort, decently acted, but through standard direction still handles the comedy and the drama decently.
Only on after-thought did I realize the structure and notice some unnecessary cliches, but it's strong enough as a 'dramedy' to be appreciated for its heart and humor.
This would have been simply a tv movie, but gets lifted above by the perfectly appropriate sharp, tender and cool dynamics of Nicholson and Freeman.
Thankfully Sean Hayes does not derail things, but he comes close at the end.
Otherwise, a decent flick.

3.5 out of 5
January 24, 2016
Heavy on clichés, and very slow going in the beginning, but very entertaining and funny.
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