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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
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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
    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: 69 out of 97
  2. Negative: 18 out of 97
  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. Sep 5, 2014
    10
    I was curious as to why this movie is so good and at the same time makes you cry. I don't regret watching it. It takes you on a journey out ofI was curious as to why this movie is so good and at the same time makes you cry. I don't regret watching it. It takes you on a journey out of your routine and shows you the meaning of life. A must see movie, with amazing performances, brilliant scrip and directing. Shailene is really growing on me... I think she is going places. Stunning acting. Expand
  3. Jul 28, 2014
    9
    The movie is hilarious, beautiful and heartbreaking all at the same time. The casting is great, the acting is great, and it feels real.The movie is hilarious, beautiful and heartbreaking all at the same time. The casting is great, the acting is great, and it feels real. However, i feel it failed to live up to the pure magic of John Green's original masterpiece. With this in mind, The Fault In Our Stars is still an excellent movie, and is a must - see for everyone. Expand
  4. Nov 10, 2014
    7
    The Fault in our Stars is a faithful companion to its source material with emotion delivered through a small tale of love. It truly outshinesThe Fault in our Stars is a faithful companion to its source material with emotion delivered through a small tale of love. It truly outshines it's faults with its stars, literally. Expand
  5. Jun 25, 2014
    6
    The Fault in Our Stars is its own blessing and curse.

    The blessing is that it handles well the three significant plots it has going on. And
    The Fault in Our Stars is its own blessing and curse.

    The blessing is that it handles well the three significant plots it has going on. And really, why they aren't necessarily equal, none of them can be considered subplots; "co-plots" is a more apt term.

    The curse is the weight of it all. A terminal teenage girl reconciling her own mortality is heavy but believable. A terminal teenage girl falling in love is heavy but believable. A terminal teenage girl seeking answers to lingering questions in her favorite book is heavy but believable. Each, on its own, could fill 90 minutes of movie. But all three combined carry too much weight, and thus strain credulity to its breaking point. More than once I found myself asking, "What other terrible thing could happen?" only to be answered within the next 10 minutes.
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  6. Jun 9, 2014
    5
    Underage drinking, statutory rape, vandalism are all things we want our teenagers to partake in. Even the adult that witnesses her own carUnderage drinking, statutory rape, vandalism are all things we want our teenagers to partake in. Even the adult that witnesses her own car being vandalized is just like "okay whatever" and goes back inside. With that being said, most of the adults in this movie are pushovers giving into anything the kids want or say. That's while the kids show advanced articulation and deeper thoughts. What parent lets even a healthy kid take a trip like that, especially after seeing "Taken" a few years ago. This film is also plagued with semantics that are just mistakes, like the family leaving for a vacation and forgetting the close the front door to the house, or them climbing a ladder making a big deal for her making it but saying nothing about the 1 legged boyfriend. I guess nobody cared about him anyways. Just take your girlfriend to see this one so she can have a good cry like Tom Cruise did this weekend when he saw the box office charts. Expand
  7. Apr 25, 2015
    0
    definitivamente eu não gostei. é um lixo comparado ao hinário as vantagens de ser invisível, por isso não merece uma nota boa, e sim um grandedefinitivamente eu não gostei. é um lixo comparado ao hinário as vantagens de ser invisível, por isso não merece uma nota boa, e sim um grande zero, enfim... Expand

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