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  • Summary: Hazel (Shailene Woodley) and Gus (Ansel Elgort) are two extraordinary teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that takes them on an unforgettable journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that they met and fell in love at a cancerHazel (Shailene Woodley) and Gus (Ansel Elgort) are two extraordinary teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that takes them on an unforgettable journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that they met and fell in love at a cancer support group. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 45
  2. Negative: 1 out of 45
  1. Reviewed by: Richard Roeper
    Jun 5, 2014
    100
    Director Josh Boone does a wonderful job of celebrating the sentimentality without shying away from the tough moments. The pacing, music and editing are all first-rate.
  2. Reviewed by: Kimber Myers
    Jun 4, 2014
    83
    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 target audience are maudlin and manipulative, but Boone's film never feels like it's trying too hard to win our tears—or our laughter.
  3. Reviewed by: Tom Shone
    Jun 5, 2014
    80
    The film works on only one level, but so completely on that level that the rest doesn’t seem to matter: Woodley and Egort have terrific chemistry.
  4. Reviewed by: A.A. Dowd
    Jun 4, 2014
    75
    Good movies are made out of great books all the time, and to fault Fault for not living up to its inspiration isn’t much more fair than dismissing the novel on the grounds that it sounds, superficially, like "Love Story" for millennials. As with infinities, some successes are just bigger than others.
  5. Reviewed by: Bill Goodykoontz
    Jun 4, 2014
    70
    The Fault in Our Stars is manipulative as can be, pulling out all the stops — kids with cancer — in its attempt to bring the tears. And you know what? It works.
  6. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    Jun 5, 2014
    63
    Intelligent and earnest, The Fault in Our Stars works well enough to keep a doubter from feeling mugged by sentiment.
  7. Reviewed by: Joe Williams
    Jun 5, 2014
    38
    This movie is so tone-deaf it would only make sense in Vincent van Gogh’s missing ear.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 60 out of 84
  2. Negative: 14 out of 84
  1. Jun 7, 2014
    10
    A truly sad movie, which has a Stella cast, script and chemistry. The story, humor and direction is AAA. One of the saddest movies in recentA truly sad movie, which has a Stella cast, script and chemistry. The story, humor and direction is AAA. One of the saddest movies in recent years. which can stand in the light with "My Sister Keeper". The Fault in Our Stars is a very satisfying movie, that will bring you to tears. I highly recommend this movie to everyone! Cant wait for the DVD. Expand
  2. Nov 29, 2014
    10
    even though i have not read John Greens soulful book , The movie is worth it the most by the way i will read the novel indeed after this. iteven though i have not read John Greens soulful book , The movie is worth it the most by the way i will read the novel indeed after this. it was kinda weird for Shailene Woodley to do make a romantic love story with her " Divergent" brother Ansel Elgort but who am i to judge this beautiful movie with this amazing cast with an oscar winning cast. there is no grade for this perfection movie Expand
  3. Sep 16, 2014
    9
    como critico (asi me llama mi mama T-T) estoy obligado a dejarme llevar por peliculas fuera de mi imaginacion, entre ellas me encontre concomo critico (asi me llama mi mama T-T) estoy obligado a dejarme llevar por peliculas fuera de mi imaginacion, entre ellas me encontre con "The fault in our stars", una pelicula que me parece es una de las mejores peliculas romanticas que he visto en mi vida, no solo te da el suficiente desarrollo de personajes como para llegarte a creer que enserio estan enamorados, es una pelicula que enserio te hara sentir el mal que estos dos sufren y te hara experimentar momentos emotivos que hasta al mas macho le hara sentirse mal, es una pelicula que nos cuenta una historia que se siente pura y real, no se siente forzada, ni pretenciosa, es una pelicula que a pesar de sus 2 horas de duracion se siente rapida, muy recomendable, bastante bien tratada y pulida, lo unico que no me gusto es la actuacion del chico, solo en ocasiones se le ve muy poco natural, pero en el resto de la pelicula es muy expresivo y bastante agradable, te la recomiendo mucho.
    un saludo para mis amigos latinos, adios.
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  4. Jun 10, 2014
    8
    "The Fault In Our Stars" is an incredible ride of emotion from start to finish. It’s a touching love story that really pulls on the"The Fault In Our Stars" is an incredible ride of emotion from start to finish. It’s a touching love story that really pulls on the heartstrings and manages to make prolific statements on life and what we as humans should do with such an amazing gift. That we are not bound by the life we are given and we can do whatever we want so as long as we don’t let our circumstances bind us.

    I am really impressed by this films script and how thought provoking and heartfelt it is. The relationship and the genuine emotions are so well written that not for a second I don’t believe what they are saying or feeling towards one another. I also enjoy how it doesn’t take a strong sentimental or sappy approach on the subject matter, as these characters are really sick and it could have come off as trying way too hard or manipulative. The script instead focuses on celebrating life as apposed to the darker side of death.

    The director, Josh Boone, does a good job with handling everything that is going on and directs the cast well, as they are the strongest parts of the film. I really enjoy some of the stylistic approaches in the film, such as how they show the text messages. One small fault in his directing is that the film gets a bit conventional near the end and it manages to lose some of its magic. The soundtrack is well used and really drives the movie home. It’s filled with upbeat and fun songs that really makes the film feel like a celebration of life.

    The cast is top class and they truly give some wonderful performances. Shailene Woodley gives a magical performance that conveys genuine happiness and heartbreaking sadness. She easily portrays so many emotions realistically and convincingly. Ansel Elgort plays Woodley’s love interest and if not done by such a good actor, he could have come off as annoying and in your face. His character is a bit loud and egotistic, but he is a nice guy and really loves everyone, who he encounters. Woodley’s and Elgort’s onscreen chemistry is incredibly good. I really bought their relationship and felt every pain that they felt. The actors are a true highlight of the film.

    Overall, “The Fault In Our Stars” is a really good movie that is a fresh of breath air in this summer blockbuster season filled with high octane action and ridiculous special effect. It’s a emotional ride that does not force it’s message or manipulates its audience. It is a genuine movie that shows a brighter side of life and death. While the film does get conventional in it’s third act, it still ends on a high note. I give it an incredibly high 4/5
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  5. Sep 9, 2014
    7
    With a predictable plot, it attempts to manipulate you into crying from the very beginning, not just with sadness but with happiness. MissionWith a predictable plot, it attempts to manipulate you into crying from the very beginning, not just with sadness but with happiness. Mission accomplished. Rating: 67.9 out of 100 (Above Average) Expand
  6. Jul 7, 2014
    5
    a deemed extraordinary love story that is far from plausible. as it's been adapted from the novel, i can't really comment on its plot. thea deemed extraordinary love story that is far from plausible. as it's been adapted from the novel, i can't really comment on its plot. the only thing holding this movie together is its direction and music. other than that, even if you missed it, you haven't really missed anything. Expand
  7. Jul 7, 2014
    0
    Terrible. A movie based on an over-hyped generic stupid pre-teen/teenager young adult novel? How could that possibly be anything other thanTerrible. A movie based on an over-hyped generic stupid pre-teen/teenager young adult novel? How could that possibly be anything other than awful? Sure, it's better than the nonsense that is Twilight, the Host, and maybe the Hunger Games, because after all, John Green (the book's author) is a talented guy.

    But all in all, this movie sucks.
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