USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Every performance in the film is flawless.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
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.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The result is a duet of outstanding loveliness between Kendrick and Gordon-Levitt, also an actor of nuanced control.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
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.
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By Stephanie Zacharek
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.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
It's half hilarious, half serious; all poignant.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
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.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Reiser has written his characters with an indelible sweetness and vulnerability, which allows the cast to deliver performances with some depth.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Kendrick gives a truly bad performance here - she's a self-conscious actress playing a self-conscious person and getting her signals all mixed up - and it's unclear whether she has been hung out to dry by her director or if it's just that the character makes no sense whatsoever.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The best parts are the in-between ones, neither laugh-out-loud funny nor overtly heart-wrenching.
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72 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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