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Metascore

Based on 34 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
88
Actors tell us that dying is easy, comedy is hard. But comedies about dying are hardest of all.
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.
75
Charlotte Observer
The leads, who were born six weeks apart in 1937, have remarkable hare-and-tortoise chemistry.
63
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.
50
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.
50
Emotionally false.
50
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.
50
The Hollywood Reporter
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.
50
Chicago Tribune
A manipulative look at dying with dignity and a lame yarn about as realistic as the fantasy in “The Princess Bride.”
50
Miami Herald
Feels every bit as cheap and flimsy as Edward's hospital.
38
The entire undertaking feels like a waste of time and talent.

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