50/50 Reviews

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
January 6, 2013
Wonderfully played, with a marvelous humanity about it.
October 2, 2012
50/50 is a thoughtful and challenging story, grounded in real world characters, that also manages rewarding and cathartic laughs.
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.
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.
April 27, 2012
50/50 is funny, sweet, moving, well acted and touching story of friendship.
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