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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

By Carly Kocurek, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Classic and brilliant, but violence makes it teens only.

Movie R 1975 128 minutes
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say (42 ):

Milos Forman's 1975 film adaptation of the Ken Kesey novel is a classic for good reason, starting with Jack Nicholson and Louise Fletcher who turn in near-perfect performances. Supporting cast members, including Danny DeVito as Martini and Christopher Lloyd as Taber, create a band of institution residents who are warm despite evidence of their insanity. Forman's direction is dead-on, as he manages to capture the monotony of routine on the ward without allowing the film to drag.

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