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50/50 Reviews

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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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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.
May 3, 2015
Rogen's vulgar, unexpected decency is quietly moving.
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.0/5
June 22, 2013
Even with all its faults, it's pretty difficult not to be won over.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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
January 6, 2013
Wonderfully played, with a marvelous humanity about it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
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
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
April 27, 2012
50/50 is funny, sweet, moving, well acted and touching story of friendship.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 6, 2012
The tears are earned, no small thanks to the touching performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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
March 7, 2012
...a Gen-Y Terms of Endearment that bullseyes both the existential dilemma and piercing clarity that cancer sufferers experience.
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
February 10, 2012
Deeply affecting and admirably even-keeled...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 27, 2012
The honesty driving this picture is undeniable and is evident in every frame, Adam a compelling protagonist and for my part I couldn't take my eyes off of him.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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