The Bucket List

The Bucket List

The Bucket List

Comedy featuring elderly megastars Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. 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.

2008Rating: M97 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

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The Bucket List / Reviews

Variety

Variety

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.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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.

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Premiere Magazine

Premiere Magazine

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.

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Newshub

Newshub

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

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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.

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Hollywood Reporter

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.

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