The Bucket List

The Bucket List

The Bucket List
Comedy about old age featuring elderly megastars Nicholson & Freeman. Written by a newbie and directed by Rob Reiner whom one might describe as good, not great.

Both corporate billionaire Edward Cole (Nicholson) and working class mechanic Carter Chambers (Freeman) are at a crossroads in their lives. They share a hospital room and discover they have two things in common: a desire to spend the time they have left doing everything they ever wanted to do before they "kick the bucket". Together they embark on the road trip ticking off their to-do-lists.
97 minsUSA
Comedy
Director:
Rob Reiner ('When Harry Met Sally', 'The Princess Bride', 'Stand By Me', 'This Is Spinal Tap', 'A Few Good Men')
Writer:
Justin Zackham
Cast:
Jack NicholsonMorgan FreemanSean HayesBeverly ToddRob Morrow
100%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Amazing!

This was one of the best films i have ever seen. Two incredible actors, a great story line, beautiful cinematography and locations, i would highly recommend this movie!

5.0
0

Aiming high at inspiration and positive death

I thoroughly enjoyed this joyous blending of skills of two actors known for very different films and strengths. They looked like they were having a time full of camaraderie which made this a 'feel good' light comedy, despite its theme of dying...which let's be realistic we all have to face. The audience whom I sat alongside chuckled and laughed aloud and...

4.0
0

Light hearted fun

Worth going to, but it won't leave you totally fulfilled. You may wish to start your own bucket list, I wonder how many have following seeing Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman playing the 2 guys who meet whilst in hospital and see the world.

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

A feel-good film about death, a sitcom about mortality, "Ikiru" for meatheads. It's also a picture about two cancer patients confronting reality, and deciding how they want to spend their presumed last days, that has not an ounce of reality about it.

0
San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

press

Emotionally false.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

A movie about two old codgers who are nothing like people, both suffering from cancer that is nothing like cancer, and setting off on adventures that are nothing like possible.

1.0
0
Premiere Magazine

Premiere Magazine

press

This terminally ill, terminally awful dramedy marks a sad cinematic milestone: The Bucket List is the first film in history to feature a truly wretched Nicholson performance -- and we're not talking about the character he plays.

1.0
0
Newshub

Newshub

press

The film's not a complete waste of time, but certainly left me wishing it was so much more.

3.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Freeman and Nicholson make the most of Justin Zackham's script, but there just isn't enough substance behind their characters to prop up the carpe diem platitudes. The result is a semi-comedic, geriatric "Brokeback Mountain" minus the sex and with a Himalayan summit.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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.

0
Variety

Variety

press

A feel-good film about death, a sitcom about mortality, "Ikiru" for meatheads. It's also a picture about two cancer patients confronting reality, and deciding how they want to spend their presumed last days, that has not an ounce of reality about it.

0
San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

press

Emotionally false.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

A movie about two old codgers who are nothing like people, both suffering from cancer that is nothing like cancer, and setting off on adventures that are nothing like possible.

1.0
0
Premiere Magazine

Premiere Magazine

press

This terminally ill, terminally awful dramedy marks a sad cinematic milestone: The Bucket List is the first film in history to feature a truly wretched Nicholson performance -- and we're not talking about the character he plays.

1.0
0
Newshub

Newshub

press

The film's not a complete waste of time, but certainly left me wishing it was so much more.

3.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Freeman and Nicholson make the most of Justin Zackham's script, but there just isn't enough substance behind their characters to prop up the carpe diem platitudes. The result is a semi-comedic, geriatric "Brokeback Mountain" minus the sex and with a Himalayan summit.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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.

0

Amazing!

This was one of the best films i have ever seen. Two incredible actors, a great story line, beautiful cinematography and locations, i would highly recommend this movie!

5.0
0

Aiming high at inspiration and positive death

I thoroughly enjoyed this joyous blending of skills of two actors known for very different films and strengths. They looked like they were having a time full of camaraderie which made this a 'feel good' light comedy, despite its theme of dying...which let's be realistic we all have to face. The audience whom I sat alongside chuckled and laughed aloud and...

4.0
0

Light hearted fun

Worth going to, but it won't leave you totally fulfilled. You may wish to start your own bucket list, I wonder how many have following seeing Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman playing the 2 guys who meet whilst in hospital and see the world.

3.0
0