Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Reviewed by: Jonathan Holland
    Jul 16, 2013
    70
    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.
  2. Reviewed by: Sherrie Li
    Jul 16, 2013
    70
    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.
  3. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Jul 18, 2013
    60
    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.
  4. Reviewed by: Amy Nicholson
    Jul 18, 2013
    50
    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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