One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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Universal acclaim- based on 296 Ratings

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  1. Negative: 9 out of 296

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  1. AlexB.
    Apr 4, 2008
    This coulda shoulda and woulda been one of the best American movies ever made if the idiots Bo Goldman and Lawrence Hauben actually knew how to adapt while staying true to one of the best American novels of the 20th century.
  2. Nov 16, 2013
    Pretty good film. Nicholson is awesome in the lead role, but it does not make up for the rest of the film. Beautifully filmed, but the storyline is just...boring. Yes, it's dark, heartwarming, and emotional, but it feels like we're cooped up in the asylum as well and are just as bored as the people there.

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. 70
    This slick and entertaining 1975 film of Ken Kesey's cult novel will inevitably disappoint admirers of director Milos Forman's earlier work.
  2. 75
    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 larger points than its story really should carry, so that at the end, the human qualities of the characters get lost in the significance of it all. And yet there are those moments of brilliance.
  3. Reviewed by: Jake Hamilton
    Too many classic set pieces to mention but keep your ears cocked for that immortal line "Mmmm, Juicy Fruit." Certified brilliance.