The Fault in Our Stars

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 355 Ratings

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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: 63 out of 100
  2. Negative: 18 out of 100
  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. Jun 9, 2014
    8
    A Sick LOVE story - one of Touching love story i saw in recent years- beautifully acted by Shailene- she made me cry . Very talented actressA Sick LOVE story - one of Touching love story i saw in recent years- beautifully acted by Shailene- she made me cry . Very talented actress leading actor also done good performance- good direction,excellent story, best romantic film since my favorite A Walk To Remember - go see this Movie ! Expand
  5. Jun 15, 2014
    7
    THE FAULT IN OUR STARS is refreshingly contemporary with a really open and honest, head on depiction of death. It's not a weepy in the classicTHE FAULT IN OUR STARS is refreshingly contemporary with a really open and honest, head on depiction of death. It's not a weepy in the classic sense because I never felt that they were trying to make me cry. The direction and the two main performances really shy away from simply treacly excess. The film is way too long by about 25 minutes but the director and two stars deserve huge kudos for keeping it real. Shailne Woodley is adorable, wonderful and honest. Equally, Ansel Elgort is a really interesting choice for the male lead. He's not pretty by today's standards and a bit of an awkward lug. Not at all what you expect from an actor in this role. I was impressed. 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. 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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