50/50 Reviews

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January 27, 2012
The honesty driving this picture is undeniable and is evident in every frame, Adam a compelling protagonist and for my part I couldn't take my eyes off of him.
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.
November 25, 2011
This film leaves a strange taste in the mouth.
November 25, 2011
So well-meaning you want to hug it.
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.
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.
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.
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
...it's a pretty neat trick to blend comedy with a story that's moving and relevant; it helps to have a smart screenplay, a strong cast, and an overall good vibe. Those qualities make 50/50 one of the bright spots on the fall movie map...
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
The tightrope act of a script by Will Reiser is elevated in remarkable ways by one of the best ensembles of the year, led ably by the great Joseph Gordon-Levitt, doing career-best, Oscar nomination-worthy work.
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.
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