The Bucket List Synopsis
Two terminally ill men escape from a cancer ward and take a road trip with a wish list of to-dos before they die.
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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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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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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...
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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,...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Emotionally false.
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Boston Globe

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

By Claudia Puig
The entire undertaking feels like a waste of time and talent.
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An Absolute Must See! Fabulous!

By GearMaven
Saw this movie tonight at free screening in San Francisco and was wowed! As were all the folks clapping at the end of the movie. This is a keeper! Such wonderful acting by both Nicholson and Freeman....

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By mrspenney
I was awarded a $25 gift certificate from your company. My wife and I purchased two tickets at $6.50 each + a $1.00 service charge each for a total of $15.00. When I went to use the other $10...


By vbandhak123
classic movie...

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By bertdog
It was exactly as expected. Both the actors roles were perfect for their character. Had well meaning content, which we need to see more of today. I'd go see it again. My husband agrees :) We...

Beautifully Charming

By Moo-VFanatic
Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson are a match made in movie performances! This movie will make you see the life in living each day. Both characters (Freeman, Nicholson) are hospitalized with cancer,...

A great see.

By KrimsonRose
This movie was awesome. With the previews and other reviews I expected more of a sappy movie, but there was tons of comedy. The end did make me cry but the rest of the movie made me laugh.My...


By ricknjin
purty good...

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By Donastrong
I took my mother who is 83 with me to see this movie. Jack Nickelson & Morgan Freeman were fantastic better two could have been choosen. If you drink coffee, there is a scene that you...

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By dlesicko
A little slow at first-setting up the story, but then became very humorous and well worth it....

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By Gomerwiz
It was a very good movie and a twisted you didn't expect. I enjoyed it very much....

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Rated PG-13 | For language, including a sexual reference
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Bittersweet dramedy approaches death with humor.
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