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½ March 15, 2018
A masterpiece of a film. Can't describe it, you have to experience it for yourself to understand why this film is so amazing
March 11, 2018
Nicholson at his best. Hard to imagine he wasn't the first option for this role but thankfully, they got it right. An iconic movie.
March 8, 2018
Featuring a willful theme of humanity and one of the most unlikable antagonists in cinema, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" is engrossing from start to finish.
½ February 17, 2018
Best picture. 1001 movies to see before you die.
January 16, 2018
i read that ken kasey didnt approve of the movie, what an idiot! this movie couldnt possibly have been better. if you watch closely youll notice that one of the patients is pluto from the hills have eyes
January 13, 2018
Smart, funny, and enjoyable from beginning to end. Deals with important issues while maintaining the same Milos Forman charm.
½ January 12, 2018
A deep drama with bits of comedy that has an impact even 35 years later. Outstanding performances. A film that shows the oppression of a psych ward that wants to control you rather than make you better. Quite emotionally connecting to the audience.
½ January 1, 2018
With great perfomances (mainly Jack Nicholson and Louise Fletcher as Randle "Mac" McMuphy and Nurse Ratched, respectively), great story and funny characters, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" is one of my favorite films.
Rating: 9 out of 10.
December 26, 2017


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December 21, 2017
Probably my favourite Jack Nicholson movie. With great performances all round, this is a beautifully funny and moving movie.
December 18, 2017
Puntaje Original: 8.5

Una obra de arte, con una despampanante actuación de Jack Nicholson, que nos ofrece una de las mejores interpretaciones masculinas de todos los tiempos.
December 5, 2017
This has a captivating story and excellent performances.
November 14, 2017
Real drama with a touching ending, the characters are well developed during the movie and Jack Nicholson really deserved the academy award!
October 8, 2017
Like it' s characters, this film has a interesting, and rather quirky pacing, and energy to it. And the performances are top notch all around.
August 31, 2017
This comedy drama contains strong performances from all of its cast (especially Nicholson). It deals with a subject matter that is sometimes intense and distressing, but always thought-provoking. Overall it is an entertaining film. Considered to be one of the best movies of all time. AAW 1001
August 28, 2017
This is one of Jack Nicholson's best performances and is very well directed by Milos Forman! Based off the book by Ken Kessy, the story is phenomenal and shows a lot of hardship throughout. All the emotion that takes place throughout the film really gives the audience a chance to feel what Mcmurphy feels!
Super Reviewer
½ August 20, 2017
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is brimming with memorable characters. Films today just don't have that sense of story and character, it's more visual narrative and overacting. There's no overacting here, every performance is understated in their own unique way. Nurse Ratched, played by Louise Fletcher, is cool, calm and collected and yet her mannerisms exude terror. Her authoritative figure and soft spoken voice just adds to this, so much so that the patients in the state mental hospital are petrified of her. Randle McMurphy, played by Jack Nicholson, is just a common criminal who to start with plays along with the other patients. However, upon the realisation that he may not ever get out...he starts to find ways in order to escape. I found his performance captivating and clearly he is great and portraying crazy people, just look at The Shining. He is able to control the smaller scenes with his charisma and own the bigger crazier scenes with his excitable energy. His raucous behaviour puts the other patients at risk of certain procedures such as the controversial electro therapy. What really compelled me was the similarities between the mental patients and the outside world, to which McMurphy says that there is no difference. The screenplay for that scene, well every scene actually, brings life to each character. From the first 30 minutes, every character's personality and state of mind is indicated to us. There are no boring characters, each of them have unique qualities and that is something you don't see in every film. Loved the fishing boat scene, adored Chief's and McMurphy's friendship and appreciated the time and effort spent on character interactions. The way they talk to each other in the therapy sessions just felt natural, and to balance the screen time between them all was just genius. You just don't get films like these anymore.
August 18, 2017
This Movie Was 34 Years Old In 2009.
August 16, 2017
A film of acting proportions of Jack Nicholson's MacMurphy vs Louis Fletcher's Nurse Ratched
August 16, 2017
With a magnetic performance from Nicholson and a superbly written script that pits his unruly, wilful character against a worthy foe in the form of the head nurse of the mental institution that he finds himself in, 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' is a fascinating film that explores a number of social issues within the microcosm of the setting. There are a few places where it drags here and there, but for the most part, it is simply a joy to watch the effect that one man armed with self-confidence and a very different attitude can have on those who have all but given up on themselves.
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