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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Reviews & comments

Flicks, Liam Maguren

Flicks, Liam Maguren

flicks

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.

4.0

Fantastic

One of the nicest saddest stories ive ever seen.

4.0

Made me cry

This was a such nice film it made me cry many times. I was wishing I had a lovely boyfriend to look after me when I was sick but I am not sick.

5.0

Chicky flicky

Here we go boys the film you will no doubt have to endure at some point in your relationship. It is nicely sickeningly sweet and will make you want to throw up your peanut MnM's but it will impress your date into thinking you are a nice guy. And I'm sure you all are. Go for the benefits

3.0

No Faults Here

Went with my girlfriend to score epic brownie points (achieved) and was expecting a mushy chick flick. It was really, really, good. Not overly dramatic and mushy, but held the tension of terminal illness really well. And yes, I shed a wee tear...or two...

4.0

great romance

this is truly lovely romance between two teenagers going through cancer. Beautiful performance from Shailene Woodly. She is a truly great young actress that shows sincere emotion. Ansel Elgort is also good as the guy she bonds with. A real tear jerker and done very well. Not overly emotional at all. I highly recommend this

4.0

Fantastic

This is by far, the best chick-flick romance that I have seen in a long time... And the story is so captivating and an emotional rollercoaster... Definitely keen to see again!

5.0

The Fault in Our Stars

With sincere performances (especially from Ansel Elgort), and tender direction, this adaptation is able to capture the heartbreak and ideological complexities of the novel.

4.0
Variety

Variety

press

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.

Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

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

Time Out

Time Out

press

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.

4.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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.

4.0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

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

4.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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

4.0
Flicks, Liam Maguren

Flicks, Liam Maguren

flicks

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.

4.0
Variety

Variety

press

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.

Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

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

Time Out

Time Out

press

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.

4.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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.

4.0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

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

4.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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

4.0

Fantastic

One of the nicest saddest stories ive ever seen.

4.0

Made me cry

This was a such nice film it made me cry many times. I was wishing I had a lovely boyfriend to look after me when I was sick but I am not sick.

5.0

Chicky flicky

Here we go boys the film you will no doubt have to endure at some point in your relationship. It is nicely sickeningly sweet and will make you want to throw up your peanut MnM's but it will impress your date into thinking you are a nice guy. And I'm sure you all are. Go for the benefits

3.0

No Faults Here

Went with my girlfriend to score epic brownie points (achieved) and was expecting a mushy chick flick. It was really, really, good. Not overly dramatic and mushy, but held the tension of terminal illness really well. And yes, I shed a wee tear...or two...

4.0

great romance

this is truly lovely romance between two teenagers going through cancer. Beautiful performance from Shailene Woodly. She is a truly great young actress that shows sincere emotion. Ansel Elgort is also good as the guy she bonds with. A real tear jerker and done very well. Not overly emotional at all. I highly recommend this

4.0

Fantastic

This is by far, the best chick-flick romance that I have seen in a long time... And the story is so captivating and an emotional rollercoaster... Definitely keen to see again!

5.0

The Fault in Our Stars

With sincere performances (especially from Ansel Elgort), and tender direction, this adaptation is able to capture the heartbreak and ideological complexities of the novel.

4.0