March 24, 2021
50/50 is a gentle touch comedy. It's not wacky or zany, and while it is heartwarming, it's not syrupy.
September 7, 2020
Rogen's Kyle is the kind of friend I want by my side when my health finally starts getting worse.
January 17, 2020
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.
May 7, 2019
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.
January 8, 2019
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 5, 2019
Rogen is a funnyman who's growing up without losing any of his ribald charm.
December 5, 2018
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.
November 6, 2018
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.
August 28, 2018
So wrapped up in Hollywood convention that not even Seth Rogen can lift this out of the Lifetime Movie for Hipsters aisle
March 14, 2018
An intelligent film that does not aim to make you cry, but to present the harsh reality of a young man for whom being diagnosed with cancer at 27 years old is the last thing he expected. [Full review in Spanish]
October 23, 2017
It's a truly moving story that, despite a tendency toward the facile, never relies on tricks to make us feel something.
September 28, 2017
It isn't sentimental, schmaltzy or melodramatic, which isn't to say that it isn't touching, because it is; only you'll be smiling instead of breaking out the tissues.
July 13, 2016
Cancer's guaranteed to shake your life up. What if you discovered you had a 50/50 chance to live? If your life's stuck in a rut getting cancer can actually be a good thing, and this movie shows why.
March 30, 2016
Gordon-Levitt is so good he compensates for the film's lacks, even if he can't erase them... 50/50 isn't quite worthy of this performance, but that doesn't mean it isn't occasionally elevated toward something special by encompassing it.
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.
June 30, 2013
An honest, earnest and powerful look at a young person's battle with cancer.
June 22, 2013
Even with all its faults, it's pretty difficult not to be won over.
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.