The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars

Shailene Woodley (The Spectacular Now) leads this adaptation of John Green's melancholy young adult novel as cancer-stricken teen Hazel. While attending a cancer support group, Hazel meets Gus (Ansel Elgort, Carrie) – a fellow “survivor” with only one leg and charisma to spare. The pair bond, but when Gus becomes more affectionate, Hazel remains cautious about their potentially brief and inevitable future. Academy Award nominees Willem Dafoe and Laura Dern co-star.

2014Rating: M, Offensive language126 minsUSA
DramaRomance

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The Fault in Our Stars / Reviews

Flicks, Liam Maguren

Flicks, Liam Maguren

Devoid of vampires, werewolves, covens, dystopian futures and incestuous demon hunters, The Fault in Our Stars looks to confront that built-in adolescent audience with a wallop of cancerous reality by marrying romance with looming death. It’s heavy stuff, as anyone who has read the book can attest, and to great relief, the film captures the same wit, tenderness and tragedy of John Green’s novel.

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Variety

Variety

It walks a knife's edge between heart-on-sleeve sensitivity and crass exploitation for its entire running time, and the fact that it largely stays on the right side of that divide has to mark it as a success.

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Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

Boone handles the subject matter with great delicacy, although the drawn out nature of the narrative is perhaps the film's greatest flaw.

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Time Out

Time Out

Even if some of the supporting cast comes off as merely functional onscreen, the core of the tragedy comes to life in a heartbreaking way.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

Hugely warm and winning, thanks in large part to Boone’s unfussy, wistful direction.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Preserves the distinctly literate tone of the book, even if they do occasionally deliver scenes that feel overwrought.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Despite a few missteps this is a spirited, touching romance and Shailene Woodley’s best performance yet.

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