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Based on 42 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 31 )
  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    A movie handled with this kind of care is a rare gift. Refusing to hide from pain or bow to it, 50/50 makes its own rules. It'll get to you. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Just as essential is Seth Rogen, as Adam's best friend. Rogen isn't even 30 yet, but he is already an important actor - not just because he's popular but because he best embodies this particular comic moment. show more

  • 100
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Every performance in the film is flawless. show more

  • 60
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    The best parts are the in-between ones, neither laugh-out-loud funny nor overtly heart-wrenching. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    It's half hilarious, half serious; all poignant. show more

  • 80
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    50/50 pulls no punches in its depiction of living day-to-day with illness. There's pain and fear, no question. But this dramatic comedy is also warm, honest and, most especially, funny. show more

  • 70
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Reiser has written his characters with an indelible sweetness and vulnerability, which allows the cast to deliver performances with some depth. show more

  • 75
    Stephanie Zacharek Movieline

    The picture could be so much better than it is, and yet it's also the kind of movie that makes you want to grade on the curve, adding extra points for good intentions. show more

  • 80
    Bob Mondello NPR

    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. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Like another recent feel-good film about the disease, Gus Van Sant's "Restless," it creates a comforting myth. That's one of the things movies are good for. show more

  • February 06, 2012 ar00000000111669
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    I expected to be underwhelmed and was pleasantly surprised at the tasteful humor and handling of a difficult subject. Worth seeing on DVD.

  • February 01, 2012 yq00000000111206
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    Meh - pretty boring and very predictable - Rogan overacts and Gordon-Levitt is as interesting as a pile of wet spinach

  • January 27, 2012 ii00000000111005
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    Great movie, really enjoyed it.

  • January 25, 2012 Kindofa Dick
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    Awesome, in every little way. One of the best movies I\'ve seen in years.

  • January 24, 2012 javster0115
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    saw this movie on and i just loved it, great overall movie, highly recommend

  • December 30, 2011 rj00000000109609
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    I loved ******* a happy sad movie. I smiled almost the whole way through but it made me feel pretty sad as well during some parts. It is definitely worth the watch

  • December 07, 2011 ab00000000107829
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    This movie is sad, happy, funny, and etc. I really enjoyed the movie. The scene where Joseph Gordon-Levitt\'s character saying goodbye to his dementia patient dad made me cry so much. I had a high expectation for this movie and this movie didn\'t disappoint me. Highly recommended.

  • November 15, 2011 ov00000000088832
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    This was a really good movie. Very funny and sad at the same time. It really makes you appreciate life

  • October 24, 2011 aturanski3
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    Joseph Gordon-Levitt and the other actors deliver believable, sincere, performances leading through the twists and turns of the main character\'s health along with his relationships. Great, fun, and thoughtful.

  • October 23, 2011 zk00000000061323
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    I really enjoyed everyone in the movie. I thought this was Seth Rogen\'s best role yet because he wasn\'t just the funny, dumb, stoner, but more of a real character who didn\'t stand out as SETH ROGEN.

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