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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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...

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...

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....

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By greenilla
Yesterday's...

Great go see movie

By missymfletcher
Went with my 13 -year-old daughter, not knowing what to expect. She had read the book & told me about it, but I had not. Needless to say, I will now be reading the book! Aside from one small somewhat...

IT WAS PERFECTION!!!

By lemonlime316
this movie did perfect justice to the book. the acting was amazing and hazel grace and Augustus have this amazing bond just like how I imagined while reading the book. I cried mostly the entire...

PERFECT! I was sobbing in the end

By skyevilca
I read the book and I immediately fell in love with it! I went to see the movie with a group of friends and by the end we were all in tears. It's such a beautiful story and the actors are perfect for...

Amazingggg.

By dylanmccarty
Screw John Green and Josh Boone for making this sooo amazing and making us fans cry....

Authentic and touching

By alyssondra
well cast. not too cloying. a great adaptation of a wonderful book...

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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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