The Fault in Our Stars Synopsis
Hazel and Gus are two extraordinary teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them – and us – on an unforgettable journey.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
Director Josh Boone does a wonderful job of celebrating the sentimentality without shying away from the tough moments. The pacing, music...
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The Wrap

By Diane Garrett
The Fault in Our Stars may not show the true messiness of cancer, but it does grapple with death and the ability to survive great loss....
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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The movie is well-written, well-acted, acerbic, funny and wisely observed. Fans of the book will be glad to hear it is faithful to Green's...
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83

The Playlist

By Kimber Myers
The Fault in Our Stars wins points for being more complex and stylish than most similar films feel they need to be. Most movies with this...
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
When the time comes for suffering, the pain of watching her is mingled with the pleasure of a performance that transcends contrivance. This...
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80

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
The layered, tuned-in adaptation by Michael H. Weber and Scott Neustadter avoids calculated sentiment.
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79

Film.com

By Kate Erbland
The film has enough charm and humor to keep it appealing to a wide audience, and dumbing things down doesn’t feel particularly smart or...
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Green made the wise choice to be funny in telling his sad story.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Chris Nashawaty
I couldn't help wondering what kind of spiky unpredictability a "Say Anything" - era John Cusack would have brought to the character — with...
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70

Variety

By Andrew Barker
Director Josh Boone is hardly the most distinctive cinematic stylist, but he’s smart enough to let his scenes linger for a few beats longer...
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Amazing--perfect

By cmotz
When I first heard about this film, I didn't think I'd like it. But it blew me away. Not only is it well-written, well-acted, and beautifully balanced (between humor and reality) in every way. It's...

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By louloug15
I couldn't put the book down and I couldn't take my eyes off the movie. A truly wonderful and heart-breaking piece of work....

Speechless

By perezfatima99
I love this book and movie. I cried through the whole movie, it was just amazing, it is a must see. I love the fact that it felt so real, for example the emotion, and the chemistry was so great it...

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By izzyrico98
Honestly the movie was so amazing. I saw the first preview then we had the q&a with the cast with the performances. Even better. I must say that I cried WAYY more in the book but I also did year up...

Puddle of tears

By destineefreckleton652
This movie was well done it was beautiful I loved it so much and I think I'm gonna watch it again and then buy it on DVD when it comes out. It's worth every minute and every penny that you spend on...

Girly but guys are welcome too

By disneybusboy
Mosty girly but soft hearted guys will enjoy it too....

AMAZING! Caution: crying will happen!

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Tfios

By soupelulu
Ive resd the book and just like my 2-50000000 times reading this book from augustus opening his mouth my tears come if only i remebered the tissues so great and so simalir bit wrong last words its i...

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Rated PG-13 | For thematic elements, some sexuality and brief strong language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 14+ Heartbreaking love story is a must-see for fans of the book.
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