50/50

50/50

93%
  • R, 1 hr. 40 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Jonathan Levine
    In Theaters:
    Sep 30, 2011 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jan 24, 2012
  • Summit Entertainment

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50/50 Reviews

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Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]

To those unfortunate enough to have a potentially terminal illness, it could be inspirational.

Full Review Source: Daily Mail [UK] | Original Score: 3/5

November 27, 2011
Damon Wise
Radio Times

[A] beautifully played, precisely observed and surprisingly thoughtful buddy movie, which is based on a true story.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 4/5

November 27, 2011

It's the performances that really make it work, with Seth Rogen bringing his usual wonderfully loose comic energy to proceedings.

Full Review Source: Scotsman | Original Score: 4/5

November 27, 2011
Philip French
Observer [UK]

The absence of self-pity and sentimentality is something of a change. The women involved, however, are given a rather hard time.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

November 27, 2011
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph

This frequently funny and moving film proves humour can be wrung from tricky subjects, providing it's done with sufficient thoughtfulness and wit.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 3/5

November 25, 2011
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

This film leaves a strange taste in the mouth.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 1/5

November 25, 2011
Jason Best
Movie Talk

Gordon-Levitt's uptight everyman hero fully earns our sympathy and Kendrick is superb as the rookie therapist, but the film suffers from an overly strong dose of Rogen's crudity and mawkishness, which must surely be reaching its use-by date soon.

Full Review Source: Movie Talk

November 25, 2011
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

So well-meaning you want to hug it.

Full Review Source: Financial Times | Original Score: 3/5

November 25, 2011
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express

The picture scores highly for tackling tricky, thought-provoking subject matter and contains some humorous and touching moments.

Full Review Source: Daily Express | Original Score: 3/5

November 25, 2011
Charlotte O'Sullivan
This is London

A rom-com with brains that - at key moments - feels as sly and sweet as Annie Hall.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 4/5

November 25, 2011
Matt Bochenski
Little White Lies

It's not a major landmark on anybody's résumé, but it's nothing to be ashamed of either.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 3/5

November 24, 2011

The Gordon-Levitt-Rogen bromance is one of the most exciting and fun ones in recent comedy history, and the pair have a wonderful natural rift ...

Full Review Source: Real.com | Original Score: 4/5

November 23, 2011
Graham Young
Birmingham Post

Seth Rogen might be there to puts bums on seats, but it's Joseph Gordon-Levitt who will keep you watching.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Post | Original Score: 3/5

November 23, 2011
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies

It may be a marketing nightmare, but as examinations of mortality go, few come funnier, wiser or more astutely acted.

Full Review Source: Sky Movies | Original Score: 4/5

November 23, 2011
Tom Huddleston
Time Out
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50/50 is about right.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

November 22, 2011
Adam Smith
Empire Magazine

Whether you're after a comedy-drama about cancer or a Rogen laugh-fest with added heart, this does a remarkable job of balancing the odds.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

November 20, 2011
Ellen E Jones
Total Film

This is the terminal illness weepie for people who don't watch terminal illness weepies, and it's much the better for it.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 4/5

November 15, 2011
Eric Melin
Scene-Stealers.com

It's refreshing to see a movie that embraces the ugly side of what happens to complicated personal relationships. Its quite uncomfortable at times, and the frank exploration of the cancer patient journey makes the comedy even funnier.

Full Review Source: Scene-Stealers.com | Original Score: 3/4

October 27, 2011
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

It is tough to make a comedy about cancer, since it touches us all. It is not funny. When you have Seth Rogen in a film, however, anything can be funny.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: B

October 22, 2011
Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture

The elements of 50/50 that do work are strong enough to carry the film along and affecting enough to bring losers like me to tears in their cinema seats.

Full Review Source: Ultra Culture

October 17, 2011
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