One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Reviews

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May 2, 2021
One of Jack Nicholson's finest performances highlights this stirring drama that speaks to the mind and soul. [Full review in Spanish]
April 14, 2021
Each character is unique, unpredictable, and combine to bring a great range of performance to put alongside Jack.
January 12, 2021
This remains one of the greatest films of all time for its tonally perfect examination of power, authoritarianism, oppression, mental illness, morality and more.
September 18, 2020
It is American filmmaking at its absolutely finest.
August 30, 2020
Many scenes are alternatingly hopeful, hilarious, horrendous, or momentous, which varyingly amplifies the heartbreaking, powerhouse finale.
July 28, 2020
When the people in positions of power can't be trusted and the country is reeling from a controversial war, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest rang as the voice of a generation.
May 26, 2020
It's one of the year's best.
May 17, 2020
As good an example as you'll ever find of socially acceptable anti-social cinema.
February 4, 2020
Forman has lost nothing of his skills since the Fireman's Ball, his last film in Czechoslovakia, and Taking Off, his first in the United States.
January 30, 2020
...a rigged narrative which feeds an instinct both for clear-eyed anarchy and for gross sentimentality. Nicholson's easy looseness helps to humanize the revolutionary motif, but nothing can redeem the film's eagerness to be a big, "haunting" poetic...
January 27, 2020
What Forman achieves with most consistent success in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest... are the group portraits -- the scenes of inmates embarking on some joint enterprise of liberating madness.
November 21, 2019
The supporting players, working as a repertory group, are so perfectly cast and so perfectly attuned as actors that it is impossible to find a false note.
July 18, 2019
It could be said that the film is Jack Nicholson, with his incredible range from humor to drama, from pure physical pain to anguish or melancholy. Everything in him is alive, transparent. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 5, 2019
A film has to be able to stand on its own legs, separate from the work that inspires it, or not at all. Cuckoo's Nest rears back and lets its lifeblood flow.
November 19, 2018
With One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Forman takes his rightful place as one of our most creative young directors. His casting is inspired, his sense of milieu is assured, and he could probably wring Academy Award performances from a stone.
April 4, 2018
A movie with its foundations missing.
July 9, 2017
Equally superb as a comedy, a drama and a social critique, the picture sports the added treat of boasting a wide variety of soon-to-be familiar faces in the supporting ranks.
April 26, 2017
The sexual politics have dated, yet conversely, Cuckoo's overlap with Michel Foucault's ideas on the construction and socio-political appropriation of madness remains potent and urgent.
April 17, 2017
It's not just Nicholson's performance that makes this film a masterpiece; it's the fact that Forman was able to prevent that performance from capsizing the whole enterprise.
April 17, 2017
Whatever you make of the counterculture sentimentalism in the film's story of a rebellious mental patient, [Nicholson's] performance is superb, a showcase both for his wolfish glints and for his more subtle abilities.
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