A forthright and surprisingly buoyant drama about facing death before you have really lived.
Jeannette Catsoulis — New York Times
The overarching sentiment of Ways to Live Forever is curiosity. Does dying hurt? How does someone live forever?
Sherrie Li — Village Voice
(Ways to Live Forever movie review at Variety)
Jonathan Holland — Variety
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.
Amy Nicholson — Los Angeles Times
... more uplifting than sentimental, even if it never exactly feels authentic.
Todd Jorgenson — Cinemalogue.com
Emotional tale of boy with cancer who's curious about death.
Sandie Angulo Chen — Common Sense Media
A wise, heartwarming, uplifting and inspiring coming-of-age film for the entire family. You'll laugh, you'll cry. It's one of the best films of year.
Avi Offer — NYC Movie Guru