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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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Miloš Forman

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About the Movie

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").

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 67
  • Fresh: 63
  • Rotten: 4
  • Average Rating: 9.0/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: There's a lot here. But with a classic like Cuckoo's Nest, too much is never enough. – Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly, Feb 22, 2011

Fresh: 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. – A.D. Murphy, Variety, Feb 27, 2018

Fresh: 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. – Kathleen Carroll, New York Daily News, Feb 23, 2015

Fresh: It does go wrong, insisting on making larger points than its story really should carry... And yet there are those moments of brilliance. – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, Jul 9, 2018

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Customer Reviews


One of the greatest movies of all time.

this movie is pretty good!

i watched this movie a while ago and i liked it. jack nicholson is a crazy man in this movie which makes it funny. its pretty good.

Highly Recommended

Phenomenal in every sense.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 1975

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