When he closed his eyes, his heart was opened
Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman, Sean Hayes, Beverly Todd, Rob Morrow, Alfonso Freeman, Rowena King
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|SA distributor||Nu Metro|
|Produced by||Storyline Entertainment|
|Language||Strong and frequent profanity, few swearwords.|
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|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
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What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Zane Henry Enjoyable and often moving.
Kevin Crust Geriatric Brokeback Mountain without sex.
Nils van der Linden Nothing is as inevitable as death itself. Except perhaps load shedding, or the way that The Bucket List unfolds towards its predictable conclusion.
Natalie Bosman If you love a film you can laugh at and live vicariously through, then The Bucket List will charm its way into your life.
|Chicago Sunday Times|
Roger Ebert The Bucket List is 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.
Kieran Grant The Bucket List is transparently manipulative and heartwarming half the time.
James Berardinelli The overly melodramatic yet life-affirming screenplay is in part redeemed by the solid performances and easy camaraderie of the two veteran stars. This is one of those (rare) occasions when I was able to tune down the cynicism and enjoy it on its own terms, even if there was a war at the end between my tear ducts and my gag reflex.
As you can probably discern, the film is likely going to play differently to different crowds. Older viewers (presumably closer to facing their mortality than younger ones) will likely be more receptive, and thus more easily touched by the emotional moments. On the other hand, younger and/or more cynical ones will likely be distracted by the semi-maudlin approach, credibility stretching moments, and/or the predictable material.
Tomatometer Earnest performances can't overcome a schmaltzy script.
What the People say
6477 Netizens Good and decent tag team effort from two legendary veterans(Nicholson and Freeman) that teaches us about life friendships and touches our emotions and feelings.
Average .. 46%