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50/50 Reviews

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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
October 27, 2011
It's refreshing to see a movie that embraces the ugly side of what happens to complicated personal relationships. Its quite uncomfortable at times, and the frank exploration of the cancer patient journey makes the comedy even funnier.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 22, 2011
It is tough to make a comedy about cancer, since it touches us all. It is not funny. When you have Seth Rogen in a film, however, anything can be funny.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 17, 2011
The elements of 50/50 that do work are strong enough to carry the film along and affecting enough to bring losers like me to tears in their cinema seats.
October 15, 2011
Tackles a distressing subject with a healthy dose of humour, thanks to a sharply observed script, well-rounded, likeable characters, astute direction and a trio of terrific performances from Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen and Anna Kendrick.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 14, 2011
There couldn't be a more serious subject, yet Gordon-Levitt and especially Rogen (who co-produced the movie) make the comedy seem both spontaneous and organic.
October 13, 2011
Nimbly switching gears between heartful drama and uproarious comedy, 50/50 tackles the near-impossible and makes a film about cancer that'll have you crying like a baby one minute and laughing so hard your sides hurt the next.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
October 13, 2011
Jonathan Levine directs a film that may be one of the year's best but still makes one yearn for the serious and uncompromising films of the 1950s and 1960s.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
October 13, 2011
Yes, cancer can be funny. Sort of.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 13, 2011
Films about cancer aren't generally this funny. And while this movie isn't a comedy, beyond its generous dose of realistic humour, it has a smart, personal script that dares to face a difficult situation head on.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 11, 2011
Life is hard. Cancer is hard. Relationships are hard. Family is hard. '50/50' managed to find the power in all of those things and give us plenty of laughs so we're not simply in a ball crying.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
October 10, 2011
A near-great movie made out of the hardest-to-thread, most oxymoronic genre imaginable - "cancer comedy."
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
October 10, 2011
a good movie with a moderate sense of daring that ultimately spends too much time telling the wrong story
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 8, 2011
With its excellent cast and emotionally intelligent script, 50/50 isn't necessarily a feel good movie about cancer, but is an exceptional telling of one man's story, mixed with a perfect balance of sympathy and laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 7, 2011
Interesting commentary on how we deal with difficult situations, and makes a strong case for our desperate need for each other -- especially when the odds are stacked against us.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 7, 2011
... surprisingly funny, while also honestly poignant and dramatic.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
October 7, 2011
...one of the unexpected pleasures of the fall movie season.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 7, 2011
"50/50" is a tear jerker film that has me calling it one of the best films of 2011.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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