88

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Actors tell us that dying is easy, comedy is hard. But comedies about dying are hardest of all.
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75

Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
The leads, who were born six weeks apart in 1937, have remarkable hare-and-tortoise chemistry.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
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.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
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.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Emotionally false.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
In The Bucket List, Nicholson is human-ish. And Freeman is so human.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
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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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The first thing to say about The Bucket List is that Rob Reiner is the rare director who can take all the wonder out of one of the seven wonders of the world.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
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.
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38

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The entire undertaking feels like a waste of time and talent.
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42 out of 100
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