50/50 Reviews

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
May 3, 2015
Rogen's vulgar, unexpected decency is quietly moving.
Glenn Dunks
Trespass
September 8, 2013
It's a film about cancer, but it never succumbs to the morose trappings of its cinematic cousins ... it's done with such a subtle grace that it's easy to forget your heart is being tugged at by filmmakers.
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
June 30, 2013
An honest, earnest and powerful look at a young person's battle with cancer.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.0/5
Will Leitch
Deadspin
June 22, 2013
Even with all its faults, it's pretty difficult not to be won over.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Andy Lea
Daily Star
March 14, 2013
It's a brave plan to make a cancer movie that's moving, uplifting and pant-wettingly funny. But against the odds, it's definitely a case of remission accomplished.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 6, 2013
Wonderfully played, with a marvelous humanity about it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ben Kendrick
ScreenRant
October 2, 2012
50/50 is a thoughtful and challenging story, grounded in real world characters, that also manages rewarding and cathartic laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk
September 28, 2012
50/50 is smartly written and well acted enough to have you fully invested once it's time to find out if those titular odds come good.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeremy Lebens
We Got This Covered
September 17, 2012
In a world where we are either given silly comedies or serious dramas, Jonathan Levine manages to bring both together in perfect harmony for 50/50.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show
April 27, 2012
50/50 is funny, sweet, moving, well acted and touching story of friendship.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
April 6, 2012
The tears are earned, no small thanks to the touching performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
March 17, 2012
A powerfully empathetic performance by Joseph Gordon-Levitt saves 50/50 from succumbing to the annoying presence of Seth Rogen and his hophead propagandizing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Simon Foster
sbs.com.au
March 7, 2012
...a Gen-Y Terms of Endearment that bullseyes both the existential dilemma and piercing clarity that cancer sufferers experience.
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
February 28, 2012
For all of the attention 50/50 has gotten for being the 'cancer comedy', it's received not nearly enough praise for being so moving and emotionally satisfying.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm
February 10, 2012
Deeply affecting and admirably even-keeled...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Anton Bitel
MovieScope
January 18, 2012
Gordon-Levitt turns depression and despair into comedy of the edgiest kind, while making his character all the more sympathetic for his occasional outbursts of anger and aggression.
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
January 14, 2012
Todo está muy bien observado por el guionista Will Reiser con pinceladas de humor muy efectivo (casi siempre gentileza de Seth Rogen, que hace el mismo personaje de siempre y lo hace bárbaro) y también con algunas cuotas de emoción esperables.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Perry Seibert
TV Guide's Movie Guide
January 3, 2012
Will Reiser's emotionally rich script -- which is based on his own battle with cancer -- never hits a wrong note, and he finds the comedy in Adam's life as easily as the drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
December 22, 2011
Dark humor, smart characters and a script with a heart make '50/50' one of the best films of the year. You'll take some emotions with you when you leave the theater.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
December 7, 2011
[A]n honest, hilarious, laugh-till-you-cry look at how very much it sucks to get very sick as a young person... The characters are all uniquely vivid and unforgettable...
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