The Bucket List Reviews

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August 23, 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?
February 18, 2012
November 18, 2011
November 17, 2011
May 1, 2008
... plays like Ingmar Bergman's Wild Strawberries, reimagined as an uninspired sitcom and travelogue.
February 15, 2008
January 15, 2008
You get the performances you expect from these two great stars, which lift this story mercifully but marginally above its meager content.
January 11, 2008
The Bucket List's craft is as impeccable as moviemaking technique and computer tricks can be. But boiled into a formula that is sometimes cloying and sweet, the movie is nonetheless a lazy low-grade product.
January 11, 2008
The movie is caught in the crossfire of its two missions -- to celebrate the universal things that "really matter" in life (friendship, family) and to celebrate what it means to live like Jack Nicholson.
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
Cheap and flimsy.
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
By the end of The Bucket List, silliness has been replaced by pretension, and while there may not be a dry eye in the theater, many of those tears will be shed in embarrassment for giving in to such hooey.
January 11, 2008
Acting's good, but Bucket is half-empty.
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
Bucket's rush to sentiment leads you to think the film, not its characters, is soon to expire.
January 11, 2008
A manipulative look at dying with dignity and a lame yarn about as realistic as the fantasy in The Princess Bride.
January 11, 2008
The Bucket List is a movie for oldsters that, paradoxically, looks as if it was made for 15-year-olds. If this is what is meant in Hollywood as "thinking outside the box," then it's time to get a new box.
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.
January 11, 2008
It's safety-first adventuring and safety-first filmmaking, both of which should be mortal sins.
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