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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 45
  2. Negative: 1 out of 45
  1. Reviewed by: Richard Roeper
    Jun 5, 2014
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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: 48 out of 67
  2. Negative: 10 out of 67
  1. Jun 7, 2014
    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 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. Jun 15, 2014
    The Fault In Our Stars is another movie based off of a best selling young adult book like the Hunger Games and Divergent etc. But something separates this film from the others- it's not a action, pulse pounding thriller like the others, and if I were to recall- no serious, humorous films that have been based on a YA book ever came out. Well, director Josh Boone is taking on the project of The Fault In Our Stars by John Green. Now, clearly this is a movie made for teens and as I watched, the whole theatre was booked full of 12 or 17 yr old girls. But this film is rich, gleeful and sad, which makes it one of the best film by far of this great year. I haven't seen a movie like this ever before! There were many choices for Hazel but Divergent star Shaliane Woodley qualifies and she gives a real oscar worthy performance. Augustus and Hazel were great characters and nicely balanced throughout the film. It's a must watch. Full on 10/10. Expand
  3. Aug 27, 2014
    The Fault in Our Stars Movie Review

    Despite The Fault in Our Stars having an extremely sensitive and emotional subject matter, I had a
    smile on my face for much of the film.

    The Fault in Our Stars is based on the best-selling novel by John Green. It’s the best book to movie adaptation I’ve seen in a long time. I say this because it avoids both book and movie clichés, nicely, while offering a fresh look at the teen’ romance genre.

    Director, Josh Boone tells the story of a sixteen-year-old cancer patient played flawlessly by Shailene Woodley. Woodley’s character is forced to attend a support group where she meets a boy. They quickly become friends and we watch as their relationship blossoms into something more. The boy-meets-girl plot may be old, but it’s far from stale.

    Gripping, realistic characters and down to earth stories helped ground the messages in this movie. Never once did the ideas brought up in the film feel forced. The creators did an excellent job at leaving the big questions about life up to the interpretation of the viewers. Yet enough of the simple plot points were answered to leave us satisfied.

    The acting was brilliant and made the whole film work. Each character was likable and had arcs; whether they were important to the story or not, they were still entertaining. The dialogue was realistic throughout the movie, creating an immersive experience that carried viewers into the world of the characters.

    Unfortunately, the film did suffer some off-beat moments and a few scenes felt slightly prolonged. There were also a handful of tear-jerking scenes toward the end, that came across as forced.

    The Fault in Our Stars offers great performances that are well worth the watch, and the heartfelt story is one that will make you stop and evaluate life. Put this film on your must-watch list of 2014.
  4. Jun 11, 2014
    Shaylene Woodley has really come into her own. She's a powerhouse and she and Jennifer Lawrence will be battling for the best roles for young actresses of the next 10 years or so I would predict. I think the moviemakers handled a very tough subject with maturity and class. What I see it twice? Maybe but it's absolutely worth seeing once. Expand
  5. Jun 7, 2014
    Overall, a good movie. It stayed true to the parts of the book that were shown... but I felt like the parts of the book that were left out hollowed the story some. Most of the messy details after the Amsterdam trip were cut as was the ex, which I felt lent truth to the story. Expand
  6. Jun 23, 2014
    Its an Okay movie. Its a faithful adaptation which is a relief but only Woodley shows up to play. The director directs many pivotal scenes horribly. The filmmakers care for the book does translate to the screen though Expand
  7. Aug 27, 2014
    Alas, an overly hyped movie that was only enjoyable if you like to watch awkward romances fizzle into existence on-screen, only for the main character to die before the end making the last part of the movie un-watchable because all the teenage girls in the cinema are flooding the place with tears. Expand

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