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  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Emotionally false. show more

  • 38
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The entire undertaking feels like a waste of time and talent. show more

  • 50
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Nothing wrong about a movie that says, Stop and smell the roses. Now, if only director Rob Reiner hadn't rubbed our noses in a bouquet of plastic blooms. show more

  • 63
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Despite some emotional dips and a see-it-to-believe-it load of schmaltz at the end, The Bucket List is mostly a joy ride with good company, and the actors obviously were having a high time on their traveling boondoggle. show more

  • 50
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    You'd think the team of Rob Reiner, Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman might have had the right stuff. Alas, their labored efforts fail to lift The Bucket List out of its flatlining state. show more

  • 88
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    Actors tell us that dying is easy, comedy is hard. But comedies about dying are hardest of all. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    The movie's sincerity helps it get over some of the most difficult hurdles and the feeling after leaving theater is one of having experienced something worthwhile albeit unremarkable. show more

  • 75
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    The leads, who were born six weeks apart in 1937, have remarkable hare-and-tortoise chemistry. show more

  • 50
    Chicago Tribune

    A manipulative look at dying with dignity and a lame yarn about as realistic as the fantasy in “The Princess Bride.” show more

  • 50
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    Feels every bit as cheap and flimsy as Edward's hospital. show more

  • October 15, 2013 gypsygrama
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    How is it that Freeman is telling of Nicholson\'s burial place at the end of the movie when he died before him, did I miss something. I have seen it three times.

  • January 29, 2012 vicsatas
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    If you know the rich life and find value in the poor life you then have found the true beauty of this movie, its characters, its dialogue... its meaning. One of the best movies I have ever seen. One that is so sorely needed more often in American society.

  • February 16, 2010 phpoling
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    The Bucket List was great great movie! Get out and live your life as if it's your last day! Do those 10 or 100 things that are on your own Bucket List now! Do it now and live your life to the fullest!

  • April 10, 2009 lvclassic
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    Wonderful movie. Inspiring, moving, funny and a classic! Love Rob Reiner's direction.............................LVClassic

  • February 23, 2009 HARRY1
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    Outstanding movie by Jack and Morgan...deserved to be recognized by the Academy Awards. All of the people I spoke to about it found it a worthwhile experience. Everyone was talking about the idea of a "Bucket List" as you age as well. Do not miss it.

  • December 27, 2008 paddyroy33
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    I loved the movie and cried for them.12/27/08 6:08pm Lady in Westminster CO

  • October 25, 2008 John Thayer
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    I really liked this movie. Great actors and beautiful photography.

  • August 16, 2008 Kay
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    One of the best movies of all times -- it's one of those make you think really deep but yet funny at the same time. Everyone should see it in my opinion.

  • July 26, 2008 robnyle
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    I saw the movie at a theater,.I go about once a year.I had to buy the DVD when it came out and have watched it three times this month.I like the "buddy films" and like Nicholson's guy down the street looks and still be a major star.

  • July 20, 2008 speedospider
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    forgot to put a rating

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