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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88

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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83

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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80

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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75

Movieline

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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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
It's half hilarious, half serious; all poignant.
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75

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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70

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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63

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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60

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 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....

Potty Mouth Overload

By Milo2011
A fine plot, well acted and directed production marred by an abundance of unnessary off-color, smutty sexual bachelor babble and salacious situations. Are all under 30ers really this amoral and vain?...

50/50

By P3Navydad
Very funny; well writen; good use of Seth Rogan's humor dealing with a serious subject! Chef recommends....

Painfully Funny and Sad at the Same Time.

By LoverBoy78
This movie was hilarious and given the subject matter, obviously sad at others. Cancer has to be one of the scariest things that can happen to any human. This film does a good job of showing what a...

My Review on 10/9

By el_que_critica
Well, it was better than I expected. The comedic relief balances out the overall mood of the movie which basically is that he has cancer and is dying. So they didnt make it into a real serious movie...

50/50

By orod77
This is a must see for all adults that like those type of movies with comedy, romace, and great directing all in one! Awsome acters Seth Rogen being my favorite and overall jst a two thums up for...

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Rated R | For some drug use, language throughout and sexual content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 17+ Cancer patient questions his life in mature dramedy.
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