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50/50 Reviews

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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
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
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...
November 27, 2011
To those unfortunate enough to have a potentially terminal illness, it could be inspirational.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 27, 2011
[A] beautifully played, precisely observed and surprisingly thoughtful buddy movie, which is based on a true story.
Full Review | 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 | Original Score: 4/5
November 27, 2011
The absence of self-pity and sentimentality is something of a change. The women involved, however, are given a rather hard time.
November 25, 2011
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 | Original Score: 3/5
November 25, 2011
This film leaves a strange taste in the mouth.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
November 25, 2011
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.
November 25, 2011
So well-meaning you want to hug it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 25, 2011
The picture scores highly for tackling tricky, thought-provoking subject matter and contains some humorous and touching moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 25, 2011
A rom-com with brains that - at key moments - feels as sly and sweet as Annie Hall.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 24, 2011
It's not a major landmark on anybody's résumé, but it's nothing to be ashamed of either.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 23, 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 | Original Score: 4/5
November 23, 2011
Seth Rogen might be there to puts bums on seats, but it's Joseph Gordon-Levitt who will keep you watching.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 23, 2011
It may be a marketing nightmare, but as examinations of mortality go, few come funnier, wiser or more astutely acted.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 22, 2011
50/50 is about right.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 20, 2011
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 | Original Score: 4/5
November 15, 2011
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 | Original Score: 4/5
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