An amazing movie; will never lose its aura. The inclusion of hospital patients basically playing themselves was a master stroke; who were the patients and who were actors playing patients ?? Last viewed this film in 1986; still enthralled. Oscar-class any year!
Class act of films. Jack Nicholson and Louise Fletcher star but the ensemble cast combine to make this very interesting to watch.
Powerful movie. Frightening scenario.
This film is Brilliant!!! over 30 years later this movie has still not been surpassed. One of my absolute favourites.
This is one of those very few movies where by the end of watching it I sit there thinking "Are movies even allowed to be this good". This is inevitably a masterpiece. Jack Nicholson steals the show, but all the other patient characters can be connected to easily due to their rebellion. Milos Forman gave us a masterpiece. It really is one of the best.
Jack Nicholson's finest film
A classic. Nicholson is superb as MacMurphy, sent to a mental hospital from prison, where he comes up against nurse Ratchet.
This movie may put you off mental health hospitals forever but if you want to see good acting, this movie will not disappoint. I have seen it several times before but it is one of those movies that does not age. Highly recommend it.
This 70's classic doesn't need a review; one of the most brilliant stories ever to transcend from novel to screen and it just plain works. You feel the in itial distain and arrogance, then the growing sense of apprehension as the fate of Randal P McMurphy closes in on him. Everyone who claims love to film should see this. The book quite possible outshines the Kesey novel in capturing the feel of the early 1960's and it's cast of misfits.
This has become a classic Jack Nicholson movie - somewhat cynical about the state of psychiatric care in the 50's and 60's, though buoyed by the optimism of the flawed character he portrayed. Good stuff.
Excellent film, no wonder it won so many Oscars. Jack is great and there are a few other actors worth seeing who went on to bigger and better things. God that actress playing the nurse is good. Got to read the book now.
this was an enjoyable insight into how mental health was in earlier times. Jack nicholson is outstanding
Was a little hesitant when i began watching the movie, however ultimately i really enjoyed it. A really fun movie, with some sad moments. Really lifts a light on mental illness.
I really enjoyed this movie, left me speechless at the end. Jack Nicholson is great in this, a movie you won't soon forget..it's become 1 of my favourites.
Timeless classic. Acting is top notch
A crook inappropriately gets into a psychiatric hospital, helps the other patients better than the staff but the staff get their revenge in the end. Psychiatry at it's worst. Film making at its best.
one of the best movies of all time specially if you have a heart
Classic, great to see it again.
Still my favorite movie after 32 years.
I couldn't get into this film even though I know it's supposed to be "one of the classics" abject cruelty doesn't sit well with me.
A old movie,,,,well portrayed by Jack nicholson...seen this many years ago....but appreciated the storyline more this time around....give it ago...its worth it.
This movie is worth 10 stars.
An early Jack Nicholson film exposes the harsh reality of how the instutionalised treatment of mental illness can go so wrong. A first rate performance by Jack and other members of the cast.
This was every bit as good as I had been led to believe. Jack Nicholson gave the best performance I have ever seen him give. A terrible insight into institutional life and the barbous methods of the day.
having never seen this movie, I decided to get it to see what all the fuss was about, it was ok
Just a total classic film. I have seen this three times before but never on DVD and it still stands as one of the great movies of all times, particularly the outstanding performance by Jack Nicholson. He is just brilliant. If you haven't seen it before - put it on your priority list now.
Brilliant! Watched it years ago and it seemed to improve with age.
A classic Jack Nicholson movie. Has humour, drama, the lot. You gotta see this one.
Like Jack Nicholson or not this film will have you asking for more.
One of the best Jack Nicholson movies.
I had never actually seen this film, although heard all about it, so I thought I would take a look. I wasn't disappointed, it was truly a great film, the haunting music score added to the beautiful ambiance of this movie, making it I think, one of the all time classics. You will see some of the actors in the movie that are quite famous now but weren't then. Great movie!!
This movie is mind blowing. I have seen it many times. I was 15 when I first saw it (and loved it). I am 27 now and it is still one of the best movies ever made. It's based on a book and it's just as good. The characters are so real and are brought to life very well. It's a very well directed movie too, it's got some of the funniest scenes in movie history and is also one of the movie that has moved me the most. It's no wonder this movie has won so many awards. So many movies that have won awards like this are dull and boring, this one is so full of life and worth watching over and over again.
Terribly funny,sad,touching and infuriating. Jack Nicholson is the star, but commendable performances make it easy to see why this is a classic.
A classic, superlative acting, have to see it at least once in your liftime
Excellent portayal, especially when set. Amazing acting.
We enjoyed Jack Nicholson's performance. It is a thought provoking movie.
Jack is amazing in this movie. Well worth the watch!
A stellar cast, including Jack Nicholson at his best, make this one of the best movies of the modern era. Early appearances include Danny DeVito (Get Shorty) as the irritating Martini, and Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future) as Taber the urger. Louise Fletcher's performance as the malevolent Nurse Ratched earned her the Best Actress Oscar for 1976 (As well as Nicholson's Best Actor, Milos Forman for Best Director and the movie won Best Picture of that year) Other notable performances from Brad Douriff as Billy Bibbitt and of course, Will Sampson as the "mute" Chief Bromden. An emotional roller-coaster from start to finish, it'll make you laugh, it'll make you cry.
One of the best movies ever made. Jack nicholson is amazing. Whatever happened to this innovative vibrant, strong and gutsy style of filmmaking?
Great movie - will always be a classic
Definitely a classic. I'd never seen it before and I'd expected not to be too impressed since it was made nearly thirty years ago, but it's certainly stood the test of time. Jack Nicholson is brilliant. NB: See if you can spot Wormtongue from Lord of the Rings :-)
Good oldie, with a few very funny moments and some pretty horrifying ones!
Yep - an absolute classic. We also enjoyed the special feature about the making of the film. It provided a lot of insight into why it's such a great movie.
A Classic....brilliant performance by Nicholson.
Nurse Rachet still gives the chills
As one of Jack Nicholson's earliest movies, it is an absolute gem and easy to see why it is still a classic masterpiece all these years on.
The acting from the ensemble cast is nothing short of award winning.
There is comedy, pathos, drama all mixed in a sparkling gem of a movie which should be a must see on any real movie fan's list.