Note: All my reviews are spoiler free!
UK release date: 5/3/76
Runtime: 133 minutes
Directed by: Miloš Forman
Starring: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Will Sampson, Sydney Lassick, Brad Dourif, Christopher Lloyd, Danny DeVito
This is based on a book which I kind of wished I’ve read because if it’s as good as the film, (and they’re often better), then it would have been a gripping read.
The film gets off to a strong start and I’m immediately hooked. I think Jack Nicholson’s great. Although, I’ve mostly watch films when he’s older so this film was great fun for me.
McMurphy is a criminal and it was pretty shocking to hear some of his crimes. I have to wonder whether they’d have used certain ones if they’d made the film now.
Jack Nicholson’s speechless reactions to things that happen around him at the start are hilarious! But not only is he great, the rest of the cast is too. There’s so many strong characters and they manage to share the screen perfectly.
Nurse Ratched has the ultimate b**ch face.
It’s halfway through the film that it gets REALLY interesting and continues to stay gripping and tension filled until the end. And, wow, what an ending! This is a brilliant film with an amazing cast of characters.
To sum up, great characters, amazing ending, well paced
Was it worth the watch? Yes
Would I re-watch? Yes
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