One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

1975 • 133 minutes
702 reviews
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Nominated for nine Academy Awards and winner of five, including the top categories of Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay. Randle Patrick McMurphy (multi-Oscar winner Jack Nicholson -- "Something's Gotta Give," "As Good As It Gets") is a free-spirited, small-time convict who fakes being crazy so he can get transferred from the state penitentiary to what he thinks will be a more comfortable state mental hospital. But his contagious sense of delightful chaos clashes with the numbing routine of the hospital and the woman in charge of making sure nothing disrupts the sedate mood of the floor, Nurse Ratched (Oscar-winner Louise Fletcher -- "Cruel Intentions," "2 Days in the Valley"). Based on Ken Kesey's acclaimed bestseller. The superb cast also includes Emmy-winner Danny DeVito ("Big Fish," "L.A. Confidential"), Emmy-winner Christopher Lloyd (the "Back to the Future" trilogy, "Who Framed Roger Rabbit") and Brad Dourif (the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, "Murder in the First"). MPAA Rating: R © 1975 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved
702 reviews
pan iam
March 30, 2014
and it was this film, when i watched it by myself in a tiny little apartment in beijing, woke me up to what i've been feeling within, while no one spoke this language around me back then, and i decided to change my life and started making movie, i wanted to spread messages like this. now, many years later, of course I have come to higher understanding of life, but wow, this is the bell that woke me up back then. It was This Movie. Thanks.
A Google user
February 24, 2018
Great movie, but they left out most of Chief Bromden's backstory from the book (he also wasn't the narrator). In the book, Max Taber was not important at all and was only mentioned. Ruckly was not in the movie (a minor character, but they still had Colonel Matterson in there). They adapted the ending and also the boat scene and party at the ward perfectly. Jack Nicholson was good as McMurphy.
Nikki Tate
May 28, 2013
I could only give 4 stars for 2 reasons. 1. It was recommended to me by my New England Yankee friend 'Stet', who was born & raised an hour away from the mental hospital where the movie was filmed. 2. I only got to see part of the movie before my connection was knocked out by a storm. But I saw enough to know that given the chance, I would love to see the rest of it.