50/50 (2011)

Inspired by a true story, 50/50 is an original story about friendship, love, survival and finding humor in unlikely places. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen star as best friends whose lives are changed by a cancer diagnosis in this new… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: September 30, 2011
DVD Release Date: January 24, 2012
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Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A good-hearted film about a difficult topic, 50/50 maneuvers between jokes and drama with surprising finesse.

Tom Huddleston
Time Out

50/50 is about right.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

Still, it's Gordon-Levitt's choices that continue to impress. Sure, he owned one of the most jaw-dropping sequences in last summer's blockbuster Inception. But the actor remains drawn to profoundly human-scale hurts and quiet triumphs.

Sarah Marrs

It's a truly moving story that, despite a tendency toward the facile, never relies on tricks to make us feel something.

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Leonard Maltin

There couldn't be a more serious subject, yet Gordon-Levitt and especially Rogen (who co-produced the movie) make the comedy seem both spontaneous and organic.

Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Gordon-Levitt is an agreeably undemonstrative actor who plays well opposite the burbly Rogen.

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Yasmin Shehab

It isn't sentimental, schmaltzy or melodramatic, which isn't to say that it isn't touching, because it is; only you'll be smiling instead of breaking out the tissues.

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Leah Rozen

Add 50/50 to your want to see list. And then make an appointment for your annual physical with your doctor.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Chances are about 90/10 that you'll enjoy 50/50.

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Mark Jackson
Epoch Times

Cancer's guaranteed to shake your life up. What if you discovered you had a 50/50 chance to live? If your life's stuck in a rut getting cancer can actually be a good thing, and this movie shows why.

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Flixster Audience Score: 88% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
The attempt to tackle the story of a young man's cancer diagnosis with dosages of juvenile humor could easily have backfired. Director Levine finds just… More
'50/50'. The characters and emotions feel SO, SO real, and are wonderfully realised through fantastic writing and acting. I experienced and felt every… More
Jose Cruz
This is a really outstanding film. Joseph Gordon-Levitt gives a mesmerizing performance as a
Nicki Marie
Good movie, quite lighthearted considering it deals with cancer. Nothing new or thrilling, but enjoyable.
Cynthia S.
I put off watching this due to Seth Rogan being in it...despite my admiration for Joseph Gordon-Levitt. I shouldn't have waited, it was soooo good! This… More
paul sandberg
For the most part, at least in its portrayal of how cancer is the 400 lb gorilla in the room, 50/50 does a very nice job of getting the sentiments right.… More