50/50 Synopsis
Learning that he has cancer, a young man (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) vows to beat the odds.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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50/50: A+

By MattH306
Great Movie. Resonates long after it ends....

Great movie

By stephen0118
When I first saw the preview for 50/50, I thought it was going to be an excellent movie, with some humor mixed in. After the movie came out and I read the reviews, I was worried because I was...

Sadder than the preview intimates

By mledward
I cried periodically throughout this movie-- I am a crier-- but I didn't realize going in that it was going to be quite so sad as it was. The previews showed a movie with a dark theme but...

Great Family Movie

By morgan23
This movie is fantastic, its a great comedy all the way thru even though its about someone who gets cancer i stayed in a good mood the whole movie it kept me and my family laughing i was there with...

Best movie in a while

By opti_prime
Although the plot line was a little predictable at times, the emotion and acting was great. Probably one of the best pictures of what it would look like for someone so young to get cancer....

Loved it

By psrock
One of my favorite films in a long time. I loved every minute, It's both great comedy and real and deeply moving. It's a great cast. Seth Rogan is always Seth Rogan, and that continues to work for...

Emotionally awesome

By saviahu
Very nice movie keep you involved. A very touchy topic still presented in a very funny way. Yet keeping it emotional too for a little bit....

I laughed and I cried.

By sadapooda
I laughed a lot in this movie. But you also have many heartfelt moments. I would probably go see it again and the sound track is great....

Definite GO.

By idontwatchmovies
It has it all: drama, romance (cliche, but still good), and comedy! Plus, Joseph and Seth are in it, so double plus. It gives perspective on a serious topic, while making it so you're not bawling your...

You are coming for the laughfs but you may cry too

By Ch0pSh0p
I had not spoken to anyone or read any reviews on this movie, but it was surprisingly real, and at times funny to break up an otherwise extreme tense moment. 50/50 is not at laughs and chuckles,...

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Rated R | For some drug use, language throughout and sexual content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Cancer patient questions his life in mature dramedy.
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