One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest details
|Formats:||18 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Will Sampson, Paul Lambert, Sydney Lassick, Michael Berryman, Louise Fletcher, Christopher Lloyd, Scatman Crother, Vincent Schiavelli, Brad Dourif, William Duell, William Redfield, Ted Markland, Peter Brocco, Scatman Crothers, Jack Nicholson|
|Studio:||WARNER HOME VIDEO|
|Collections:||100 must-see movies, American Film Institute's top 100, Best Picture Oscar Winners, Top 400 All-Time Rentals|
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
|Run time:||2 hours 8 minutes|
|Rental release:||28 Sep 1998|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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Movie madness!By Dean from Wiltshire, England , 27 Jan 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]I have been meaning to watch this movie for some time now, mainly due to its reputation as being an all time classic.
After seeing the film, I now understand what the all the fuss is about...the entire movie, although fairly slow in pace will have you gripped from start to finish. The film pretty much resides in one location - the mental institute, and has little in the way of a plot, but there's not many movies that can keep a smile on your face for nearly 2 hours like this does.
It's the characters that compell you to watch this movie. Lead by Jack Nicholson and supported by a very young Danny Devito and a very bald Christopher Lloyd, the film explores the relationships between patients and asks the question 'How do you define madness?'
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Insanely tragicBy pompeyhater (15 reviews) , 15 Apr 2013Nicholson at his very best in a role that was made for him playing a patient in a mental hospital trying to convince that he is mental so he dose'nt have to go to prison with hilarious and often tragic consequences. 5 star must.
nuts about this movieBy Gladys (10 reviews) , 31 Mar 20135 stars for a class .film jack Nicholson at his finest.â the acting is superb the nasty nurse is the person who is his nemesis watch out for a very good and young danny devito. Nuts about this movie is a shocking insight into the treatment of mental patients in that era . Enjoy .
A Psychiatric EvaluationBy Roddenberry (40 reviews) from Bristol , 15 Mar 2013Brilliant and flawed. So many noteworthy performances and for me a film that is must watch. I mean now, go rent/buy it and watch it. I know the books 50 years old, the films nigh on 40 years old and the moratorium must surely be over for spoilers, but I don't want to give any, even though so many parts of this film have become part of the subconscious memory. I actually thought I'd seen it before, but I hadn't, it was just that some parts are just parts of pop culture that, somehow, I knew. To briefly cover the flawed bit, sometimes the characters feel lost, for sake of story, plot, rhythm or pacing and it jars a little. And it must also be said Nurse Ratched is one of the greatest movie villains ever, not an archetypical 'bad guy', but subtle, needling and, no pun intended, clinical. It was also fun to realise what this group of actors went on to do, Christopher Lloyd and Danny Devito had some film success, but I loved them both in Taxi, which I discovered in my late teens on Paramount Comedy, Brad Dourif has a notable number of horror genre films, but for me, I recall his brilliant potrayal of Lon Suder in Star Trek Voyager and Louise Fletcher, the third Trek alumni I recognised (Lloyd was in The Search For Spock), who was perhaps channelling some Nurse Ratched as Kai Winn in Deep Space Nine. Now go and watch the film
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So many lead characters!By tomatoman (10 reviews) from SW Scotland , 02 Mar 2013Saw this back in the mid-Seventies when Jack could do no wrong and a couple of times on TV, but NO regrets watching it again........a cinematic landmark
going mental for a filmBy angloitalian (34 reviews) , 22 Apr 2012one flew over the cuckoo's nest is considered a classic and after watching it its not hard to understand why
with the exploration of how mental institutions were run and the slight message of the irony of how the stifling of the system can actually lead to more anger and mental implosion this film is a very entertaining watch
the film also contains some great character development and from start to finish will leave you examining yourself and any percieved ideas you had of how life really goes behind the barred windows of institutions