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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90

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 greenilla
Yesterday's...

best book to movie

By MelanieC
definetly a tear full movie. I can only hope I have love as deeply as hazel and augustus....

By ashuhlee
If you loved the book you will love the movie!...

Great movie; really well done!

By clm0401
This movie was really well done. We had read the book last month for book club, and a group of us decided to watch the movie together. It made us laugh, and made us cry! The characters in the...

Emotional!

By lucyhoney
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Tearjerker of the summer

By devldave
Fine movie that remains true to the wonderful book. Beautifully acted, perfectly cast. Bring a box of tissues....

The Fault In Our Stars

By dc8857
Judging from the crowd, I was expecting a warm, light-hearted film for teenage girls. But what I got was book by author John Green, the romantic drama and the fine acting by Shailene Woodley and...

Great movie, deviates quite a bit from book, but still pretty good.

By Heartwarmer34
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Sweet, Tear-Jerking Teen Flick

By jaimibz
This was a sweet film based on a very good teen book. It was a fine movie, but not a 5 stars for me. Worth seeing, but don't expect an earth-shattering film....

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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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