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  • 70
    Village Voice

    A cute kid dying of cancer is usually a surefire way for filmmakers to get the tears flowing, but despite a few powerful moments, this children's-book-turned-movie isn't designed to make its audience cry. show more

  • 70
    Jonathan Holland Variety

    Lively, entertaining and well made, pic is thankfully neither mawkish nor grueling, though its refusal to confront some of the harsher realities of its dramatic situation does leave it feeling somewhat bland. show more

  • 60
    Jeannette Catsoulis The New York Times

    A little wan but a lot likable, Gustavo Ron’s Ways to Live Forever is a forthright and surprisingly buoyant drama about facing death before you have really lived. show more

  • 50
    Amy Nicholson Los Angeles Times

    The result is as sugary as a fatal toothache, though it's hard to hate a film that merely wants to give the world a hug. show more

  • July 15, 2013 carlosc19
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    I was invited to an advanced screening of this film and let me just say that it was a very well written and directed film. Going into the theater I was expecting a depressing movie but I was surprised to find that it carried an uplifting tone throughout the course of this young man\'s journey. The ac

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