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50/50 Reviews

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September 27, 2011
This film could use a lot more affliction and a lot less cure.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 29, 2011
Neither the actor nor the filmmakers can get under Adam's skin, despite all the close-ups and the moodily shot scenes filled with the kind of movie silence that feels more like the groping of an uncertain screenwriter than of a man facing his mortality.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
September 29, 2011
To the extent that 50/50 works, it because of Gordon-Levitt, one of my favorite actors.
September 30, 2011
The truly outrageous idea, that you can use being gravely ill to get sympathy hookups for yourself and your friends - as underlined in the movie's original, better title, "I'm With Cancer" - is given short shrift.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 30, 2011
Scene by scene, 50/50 can be both amusing and moving, with the tightly wound Gordon-Levitt and the boundaryless Rogen forming an oddly complementary pair. But as a whole the movie never quite coheres.
September 30, 2011
Fact-inspired yet unpersuasive, transforming neurofibrosarcoma into a lucky break -- a short cut to a more purposeful life, complete with an attractive age-appropriate cancer therapist to replace the unfaithful girlfriend.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
September 14, 2011
That leaves it to Gordon-Levitt to take on the emotional weight of the film. And while he's always convincing, the surrounding story elements make for a less than resonant experience.
September 28, 2011
My reaction to everything that happens in 50/50 was "Why don't they just walk out?" But nobody did, so I did it for them.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 28, 2011
An edgy concept, promising director, and a fine cast done in by bromides.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 25, 2011
This film leaves a strange taste in the mouth.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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
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.
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
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
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 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
June 30, 2013
An honest, earnest and powerful look at a young person's battle with cancer.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.0/5
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