One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Synopsis
Ken Kesey's misfit (Jack Nicholson) inspires fellow mental patients.
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Empire

Too many classic set pieces to mention but keep your ears cocked for that immortal line "Mmmm, Juicy Fruit." Certified brilliance.
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Variety

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Brilliant cinema theatre.
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USA Today

By Mike Clark
A masterpiece. (9 Jan 1998, p.3D)
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TV Guide

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Jarring and electrifying drama.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
So good in so many of its parts that there's a temptation to forgive it when it goes wrong. But it does go wrong, insisting on making...
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70

Chicago Reader

By Dave Kehr
This slick and entertaining 1975 film of Ken Kesey's cult novel will inevitably disappoint admirers of director Milos Forman's earlier work.
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70

The New York Times

By Vincent Canby
A comedy that can't quite support its tragic conclusion, which is too schematic to be honestly moving, but it is acted with such a sense of...
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All time great

By probs
This is easily one of the best movies ever made. Jack Nicholson and Louise Fletcher portray one of the most volatile relationships ever filmed. Brilliant direction....

By Mr. film freak
One of my favorite films of all time....

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Amazing Film that had me laughing all the way until the end

By Varvaro
Jack Nicholson put on another amazing performance comparable to that of his performance in the shining. I read the book to this movie and even though completely different both were terrific. Very few...

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Anyone who dislikes this film needs to look closer on this classic. This film has everything!

By Dominic LeRose
Mental health is a disease that needs proper care in order for it to go away. Insane asylum's don't always do the best job at treating their patients. Jack Nicholson stars as a hot-heated rebel who...

By nidina1234
Love the book n the movie .....

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By lord-o-movies
great movie great actors i was entertained throught the whole movie...

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Rated R
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 16+ Classic and brilliant, but violence makes it teens only.
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