The Bucket List Reviews

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January 21, 2008
An endearing film that will bring you to tears and have you cherishing every relationship and day you have.
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.
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.
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.
January 17, 2008
...if the movie leans heavily on its stars...well, wouldn't you?
January 16, 2008
The only Ang Lee film where he shows even a modicum of originality in his direction or any real personality or interesting visual flair.
January 16, 2008
It delivers on its simple promise of wild thrills and wanton destruction.
January 14, 2008
The Bucket List is an entertaining romp.
January 12, 2008
...Rob Reiner returns to the crowd-pleasing form he seemed to lose about the time of the first Clinton inauguration
January 11, 2008
Great performances by two of the best highlight Reiner's best work in years.
January 11, 2008
Even if you're usually suspicious of this kind of material, I think you'll find things to enjoy.
January 11, 2008
The Bucket List gets through its list while rarely seeming a chore. Its two great stars invite us into their company, often amusingly, always humanly.
January 11, 2008
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
An above-average movie elevated partly by the performances of two acting powerhouses, but mostly by the chemistry created by their pairing.
January 11, 2008
Freeman and Nicholson elevate Reiner's film with their presence and intelligence, making "The Bucket List" a relatively painless TV movie -- nothing you need to see before you die, but not causing any long-lasting malady, either.
January 11, 2008
Nicholson and Freeman are consummate professionals, and their dance of liking and loathing generates some good laughs and, if youâ(TM)re inclined toward emotional displays, even a few tears.
January 11, 2008
Not every film about death needs a bald Swede and a game of chess: Sometimes, the sky-diving's enough.
January 11, 2008
Watching Nicholson and Freeman on the same screen and their characters Edward and Carter embarking on a sojourn of discovery is hard to resist.
January 11, 2008
Cynics who hate life affirming films and moviegoers who would just as soon not see movies about fatal diseases can give this a pass.
January 10, 2008
enjoyable for the most part and touching in others, but nothing surprising or groundbreaking.
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