50/50

2011

50/50

Critics Consensus

A good-hearted film about a difficult topic, 50/50 maneuvers between jokes and drama with surprising finesse.

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Inspired by a true story, 50/50 is an original story about friendship, love, survival and finding humor in unlikely places. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen star as best friends whose lives are changed by a cancer diagnosis in this new comedy directed by Jonathan Levine from a script by Will Reiser. 50/50 is the story of a guy's transformative and, yes, sometimes funny journey to health - drawing its emotional core from Will Reiser's own experience with cancer and reminding us that friendship and love, no matter what bizarre turns they take, are the greatest healers. -- (C) Summit Entertainment

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Critic Reviews for 50/50

All Critics (198) | Top Critics (52) | Fresh (184) | Rotten (14)

  • Gordon-Levitt always suggests an actor with his heart in the right place and an urgent need to remind viewers of all the pain and tumult beneath the surface of things.

    January 17, 2020 | Full Review…
  • A surprisingly low-key drama with humorous moments, this is an honest and heartfelt piece of work -- a straightforward but genuinely honest look at dealing with adversity.

    May 7, 2019 | Full Review…
  • It's good "50/50" is the kind that stays with you, perhaps a generation from now being namechecked for comfort just as "Terms of Endearment" is in this film.

    January 8, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Rogen is a funnyman who's growing up without losing any of his ribald charm.

    January 5, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Its generic format and predictable narrative arc relegates the film to being a 'solid' date movie, at best a middling drama-comedy that will more than likely be quickly forgotten.

    December 5, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Joseph Walsh

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  • Director Jonathan Levine manages to treat cancer with the respect it deserves whilst also showing the remarkable ability of humans to find laughter in the most heinous of circumstances.

    November 6, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Kaleem Aftab

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  • Feb 27, 2016
    50/50 is funny when it needs to be and serious when it needs to be. This film does tackle a difficult subject but is definitely worth a watch!
    Mr N Super Reviewer
  • Aug 27, 2014
    the ultimate Bromance movie, either way it is awesome.
    Joseph E Super Reviewer
  • Feb 26, 2013
    Not a big fan of either of these actors, but the story itself wasn't bad.
    Erin C Super Reviewer
  • Dec 30, 2012
    '50/50'. The characters and emotions feel SO, SO real, and are wonderfully realised through fantastic writing and acting. I experienced and felt every high and low, and it's one of the best emotional roller-coasters of the year. I hate happy endings, but I was way too invested to hope for anything else with this. And Anna Kendrick? Wow, I have the biggest crush on her right now.
    c0up   Super Reviewer

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