One Flew Over the Cuckoos NestPlaying crazy to avoid prison work detail, manic free spirit Randle P. McMurphy is sent to the state mental hospital for evaluation. He fits in frighteningly well, and his different point of view actually begins to cause some of the patients to progress.Genre: DramaCountry: United StatesDuration: 133 minQuality: HDRelease: 1975IMDb: 8.7Keywords:
Actors of "One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest"
Characters of "One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest"
Directors of "One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest"Milos FormanBirthdate: 18 February 1932, Cáslav, Czechoslovakia [now Czech Republic]
Creators of "One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest"Lawrence HaubenBirthdate: 3 March 1931, New York, USABo GoldmanBirthdate: 10 September 1932, New York City, New York, USA
Critic Reviews of "One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest"Tom Huddleston Time OutApril 10, 2017
Unlike its frontman, this multi-Oscar-winning drama hasn't aged particularly well.Kathleen Carroll New York Daily NewsFebruary 23, 2015
Nicholson explodes on the screen in a performance so flawless in timing and character perception that it should send half the stars in Hollywood back to acting school.Chris Nashawaty Entertainment WeeklySeptember 09, 2010
There's a lot here. But with a classic like Cuckoo's Nest, too much is never enough.Richard Schickel TIME MagazineFebruary 20, 2009
One Flew over the Cuckoo 's Nest is an earnest attempt to make a serious film. But in the end the movie backs away from both the human reality and the cloudy but potent symbolism that Ken Kesey found in the asylum.James Berardinelli ReelViewsNovember 04, 2008
Viewed 30 years after its release, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest remains a very good motion picture, although one that perhaps just misses the pinnacle of greatness where its reputation suggests it resides.A.D. Murphy VarietyFebruary 19, 2008
Jack Nicholson stars in an outstanding characterization of Ken Kesey's asylum anti-hero, McMurphy, and Milos Forman's direction of a superbly-cast film is equally meritorious.Wendy Ide Observer (UK)April 17, 2017
It's not just Nicholson's performance that makes this film a masterpiece; it's the fact that Forman was able to prevent that performance from capsizing the whole enterprise.Edward Porter Sunday Times (UK)April 17, 2017
Whatever you make of the counterculture sentimentalism in the film's story of a rebellious mental patient, [Nicholson's] performance is superb, a showcase both for his wolfish glints and for his more subtle abilities.Allan HunterApril 13, 2017
Nicholson captures all the daredevil rebel spirit of Randle P. McMurphy, a prisoner who is transferred to a state mental institution.Peter Bradshaw GuardianApril 13, 2017
Watching this again, I am less inclined to regard Nurse Ratched as a simple villain, despite her vindictive humiliation of poor, shy Billy, and more like a professional who refuses to be bullied by a bunch of men.Sophie Wyatt Little White LiesApril 13, 2017
A dark vision of the American psychiatric system which incorporates a tragic seam of comedy.Scott Nash Three Movie BuffsFebruary 23, 2015
It was Nicholson's first Oscar win and this remains, in many ways, his signature performance.
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