50/50 Reviews

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November 25, 2011
This film leaves a strange taste in the mouth.
November 25, 2011
A rom-com with brains that - at key moments - feels as sly and sweet as Annie Hall.
November 24, 2011
It's not a major landmark on anybody's rsum, but it's nothing to be ashamed of either.
November 22, 2011
50/50 is about right.
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 7, 2011
Add 50/50 to your want to see list. And then make an appointment for your annual physical with your doctor.
September 30, 2011
Still, it's Gordon-Levitt's choices that continue to impress. Sure, he owned one of the most jaw-dropping sequences in last summer's blockbuster Inception. But the actor remains drawn to profoundly human-scale hurts and quiet triumphs.
September 30, 2011
Gordon-Levitt is an agreeably undemonstrative actor who plays well opposite the burbly Rogen.
September 30, 2011
Chances are about 90/10 that you'll enjoy 50/50.
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.
Top Critic
September 30, 2011
In other hands, Adam might well be hard to take. But as the comedy in 50/50 turns darker, Gordon-Levitt, who's maybe the most natural, least affected actor of his generation, makes prickly plenty engaging.
September 30, 2011
An everyman tale with plenty of heart and honesty, the serious subject matter is regularly enlivened with jolts of genuine hilarity, some of it in delightfully questionable taste.
September 30, 2011
What ensues is "Beaches" meets "Pineapple Express." Which, I've got to tell you, is pretty much what living with cancer is like.
September 30, 2011
It wrings comedy from cancer and surrounds its saintly protagonist with sickly stereotypes. But the closer it gets to the mortal abyss, the more it feels real and revealing.
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.
September 30, 2011
It succeeds mostly thanks to stellar work by the wonderful Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who capably handles the dramatic heavy lifting, and Seth Rogen, who delivers big laughs as his raunchy bud.
September 30, 2011
"50/50" takes the hackneyed convention of illness-driven melodrama and reinvigorates it with honesty, clear-eyed compassion and unsentimental wit.
September 30, 2011
"50/50" is a low-key, authentic, warm-hearted film; the cast is one of the best of the year.
September 29, 2011
50/50 nimbly draws humor out of a young man's illness, walks a tightrope of tragicomedy and touches on all the right points.
September 29, 2011
"50/50" will be liked and appreciated even by people who can't imagine wanting to see it.
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