The Bucket List

Metascore
42

Mixed or average reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 34
  2. Negative: 12 out of 34

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Critic Reviews

  1. The leads, who were born six weeks apart in 1937, have remarkable hare-and-tortoise chemistry.
  2. 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.
  3. 88
    Actors tell us that dying is easy, comedy is hard. But comedies about dying are hardest of all.
  4. 75
    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.
  5. 67
    There are certainly worse ways to spend the holiday season than in the company of two charming old actors, being reminded that human companionship makes life worth living, even as it makes dying a little tougher.
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 152 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 51
  2. Negative: 6 out of 51
  1. Aug 31, 2011
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. Why is this so badly received by critics? It's not terrible at all, and it's really, really good for a film starring two very well-known names. Yeah, it's predictable (in case you don't know the movie, the guys both die, and it's hinted at from the very beginning) but it's sooooo funny. Full Review »
  2. Mar 6, 2011
    10
    Once again, the critics have it all wrong. Glad we didn't rely on their rating. The movie is wonderful in every way. The only part that wasOnce again, the critics have it all wrong. Glad we didn't rely on their rating. The movie is wonderful in every way. The only part that was over the top was the crashing of the two cars. Making a "Bucket List" is a good idea for everyone, as it is helpful to set goals and contemplate one's mortality. We will highly recommend this movie. Full Review »
  3. JureB
    Nov 6, 2009
    10
    In today's times when theaters and all film and video production is overwhelmed by violence - needles to say that our ancestors are In today's times when theaters and all film and video production is overwhelmed by violence - needles to say that our ancestors are becoming lost idiotic FPS slayers that often mix reality and fantasy - hat down goes to screenwriter, director, Jack and Morgan for this emotional life experience. By the way I'm 36 now if someone thinks I'm an old pathetic grandpa. And those critics - they are becoming corrupted irrelevant personas. Full Review »