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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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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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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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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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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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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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Green made the wise choice to be funny in telling his sad story.
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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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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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The Fault in our stars

By isingtenor
This is a wonderful yet sad at times story. The storyline is humanistic and descriptive of how some people choose to live their lives with the shadow of death hanging over them. We choose to live...


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...

An epic story!!

By smurfmjs
Loved the book and love the movie. Seen it twice now. So moving and well acted! Thank you! Bring lots of tissues!...

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....


By greenilla

Awesome movie

By ciabeja
Great movie, made everyone in the theater cry....

Too sad

By evidal
This movie did not have as much action as it should have. It was just a sappy love story, I almost feel asleep so many times. Needs more blood and gore....

Loved it, but some great parts omitted

By idontknow
The story line is great. The actors are amazing. But they left some good parts of the book out. I am 12-years old. There was only one uncomfortable scene and it was ok....

By kevsgirlkym
Stayed relatively true to the book. Actors were fantastic!...

A thoughtful movie.

By lexyrimaging
I was pleasantly surprised. The movie was thoughtful, the characters well developed. It almost seemed like I had known them already and I have not read the book. I was a bit apprehensive to bring...

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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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