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!!!

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The Fault in Our Stars

By 916melisa
Awesome!...

MOVIE OF THE YEAR

By aburdick130
best movie ever, I don't know if I cried more while reading the book or watching the movie. this is how you make a movie out of a book, job well done....

AMAZING

By catydoll
Obviously the tears flowed. But it was amazing. The cast was fantastic and everything went exactly how I pictured it in the book. Ansel Elgort and Shailene Woodley were so perfect together it was as...

Amazing! !!!

By miajasusana
This movie followed the book sooo well it was great!...

By kric3407tgg
bring a box of tissues...

I loved it !!!

By vanessaperez426
I loved it but it left out many things from the book. But it was Amazing. The actors played their characters very good....

INCREDIBLE!

By lisagatessmith
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By esteele071696
This movie was absolutely amazing.. Ive never cried so hard but it is a truly amazing story. You must see!!...

Fantastic

By liamwalker21
Never cried in a movie until this, it was wonderful and matched the book so well....

More Info

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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