50/50 Movie Review

It’s a cancer film; no getting around it. But the tender and funny “50/50” addresses its protagonist’s health crisis and chances for survival directly, with a refreshing lack of narrative hemming, hawing or embroidery, so that it becomes something more: a picture with a commercial sensibility and a quippy streak, yet one honest enough to transcend the usual.

3 stars.

Source: Michael Phillips, South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com.