70

Variety

By Jonathan Holland
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.
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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.
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60

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
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.
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50

Los Angeles Times

By Amy Nicholson
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.
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59 out of 100
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Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.