One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 20

Average Rating: 3.4/4

# of Ratings: 1222

Theatrical Release Date: 11/19/1975

Language: English

Genre: Drama

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Milos Forman

Actors: Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Louise Fletcher, William Redfield, Christopher Lloyd, Michael Berryman

Plot: A man who may not really be insane is admitted to an institution. He plays tricks on the nurse and rounds up the other trouble patients for a healthy dose of fun.

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SteelCity99 - wrote on 04/21/2018

Overrated but equally memorable movie, the one that defined Milos Forman's talent in the US, and the one that accentuated Nicholson's terrific abilities to pull off unusual leading performances. A wonderful ensemble cast in its early years increase the power of One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest to an even higher degree. Undeniable classic. 92/100

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Matthew Brady - wrote on 07/20/2014

The story is about a man who may not really be insane is admitted to an institution. He plays tricks on the nurse and rounds up the other trouble patients for a healthy dose of fun. Jack Nicholson in this film was brilliant and the all film is crazy but so full of joy until the end comes and if you have seen the film you know what I mean.

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Lauren - wrote on 05/24/2013

Jack Nicholson was amazing! This movie is very good. It has light humor and a dramatic ending. I really liked it. I don't know what else to say except it was good. I'd recommend

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A weird movie indeed

Logan Bangerter - wrote on 10/11/2015

Considered one of the best movies ever made, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a different kind of film. Centered around a man that was sent to a mental asylum, Jack Nicholson provides this oscar-winning performance that was well deserved. Although not just him, but all of the patients around him as well as Louise Fletcher played convincing and enthralling roles. Each of the characters are not only interesting, but there is some decent humor to this movie. However, I only felt this way for the first half. Once the second half comes around, it turned from interesting to weird. While McMurphy tries to bring some life and excitement to the place throughout the movie, there was a point where not only did they do this for too long, but it lead to absolutely nowhere until the very end …


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Call me crazy for not loving this film...

Gabe - wrote on 12/28/2012

Now, I'll admit, it's been a long while since of I've read Ken Kesey's book, but I remember thinking that it was just OK. And, I have to say the same for the film, it just moves really slow. The last half-hour picks up the pace, but, it still doesn't make up for the first 100 minutes. And, there was no talk about the "machine." I'm not saying that it was needed, but it was a huge part of the book.

Now, for the awards, because I feel that this movie has to be examined from an Academy Awards standpoint because it is one of only three films to win the "big five" Oscars along with It Happened One Night (1934) and The Silence of the Lambs (1991).

First off, let's analyze Best Picture, I've seen 4 of the 5, I have not seen Barry Lyndon, but I don't necessarily have a problem with this …

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest review

Daniel Corleone - wrote on 09/13/2011

The year 1963 in Oregon, Randle Patrick McMurphy (Jack Nicholson) was transferred to a mental institution because of having fights, statutory rape and laziness. The cold blooded Nurse Mildred Ratched (Louise Fletcher) heads the institution that performs daily therapy sessions and medications for the patients. McMurphy befriends Charlie Cheswick (Sydney Lassick), a man who has childlike qualities in terms of needing security and temper; Martini (Danny DeVito), who is delusional; Dale Harding (William Redfield), an intellect who overanalyzes too much and thinks his wife is cheating on him; Taber (Christopher Lloyd), a cantankerous and profane individual who enjoys picking on Harding; Billy Bibbit (Brad Dourif) who stutters and has fears about letting his mother down, and "Chief" Bromden …

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