The Fault In Our Stars (2014)



Critic Consensus: Wise, funny, and heartbreaking without resorting to exploitation, The Fault In Our Stars does right by its bestselling source material.

Movie Info

Hazel and Gus are two extraordinary teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them - and us - on an unforgettable journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that they met and fell in love at a cancer support group. THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, based upon the number-one bestselling novel by John Green, explores the funny, thrilling and tragic business of being alive and in love.(C) Fox

Rating: PG-13 (for thematic elements, some sexuality and brief strong language)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: John Green, Michael H. Weber, Scott Neustadter
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 16, 2014
Box Office: $124.9M
20th Century Fox - Official Site


as Lidewij

as Frannie

as Van Houten

as Isaac

as Michael

as Dr. Maria

as Dr. Simmons

as Flight Attendant

as Gus's Dad

as Gus's Mom

as Monica's Mom

as Minister

as Speaker #1 (Beth)

as Speaker #2 (Alexis)

as Young Girl (Alisa)

as Young Hazel

as Support Group Member...

as Speaker #3 (Sid)

as Speaker #4 (PJ)

as Gus' Leg Double

as Coffee Shop Worker

as Giggling Girl

as Voice of Anne Frank
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Critic Reviews for The Fault In Our Stars

All Critics (197) | Top Critics (48)

The film has enough charm and humor to keep it appealing to a wide audience, and dumbing things down doesn't feel particularly smart or canny, and proves to be a minor distraction to an otherwise majorly entertaining feature.

Full Review… | January 6, 2015
Top Critic

Far from the shameless emotional pummeling it might have been, this adaptation of John Green's cherished YA cancer drama finds a conduit to earned, understated tears -- a tricky accomplishment given the material.

Full Review… | January 6, 2015
Time Out
Top Critic

"The Fault in Our Stars" may not show the true messiness of cancer, but it does grapple with death and the ability to survive great loss. Maybe that's enough truth for one movie.

Full Review… | January 6, 2015
Top Critic

It's an old-school weepie, all right, and the usual weepers will weep loudly.

Full Review… | July 14, 2015

The Fault In Our Stars could indeed become this generation's Love Story -- mildly implausible, but genuinely moving.

Full Review… | January 6, 2015
Toronto Sun

This movie can parade its "truth" as much as it likes, but I for one don't buy it.

Full Review… | January 6, 2015
The Arts Desk

Audience Reviews for The Fault In Our Stars

I will not lie to you: I cried a lot during this film. While I had been strong, and not cried when reading the book, I was a puddle when actually faced with a film that deals with the mortality of our two romantic leads: Hazel (Woodley) and Gus (Elgort). I loved their chemistry, the sweetness of their exchanges, and the stakes set up by their illnesses and friendship. It was sad to see some of the intimate and unique characteristics of the characters omitted from this adaptation, making the characters more one dimensional. Otherwise, I could still connect with the characters in this film even without making them so exceptional, mostly because Woodley and Elgort are so likable and sweet as the star crossed lovers. In this film it's easy to care about the stakes of their relationship, as well as their mortality. True to the book this film is unflinching in its characterization of people with cancer, and shows the true darkness of fighting something that you really have no control over. It's a rather sad, and unconventionally dire story, but one that is worth telling, and does justice to all those living with cancer and in love.

Spencer S.

Super Reviewer

The book was better. Something in the casting of this felt off to me.
Not that the cast do a bad job, they do their best with it, but to look at, it did not feel like Hazel and Gus to me. Maybe if I hadn't read the book it would have bothered me less.
Actually the movie depressed me in a way the book didn't. Yet I didn't feel sad or emotional at all about the characters. I was kind of torn. The movie is adequately done enough to want to sit and watch it all the way through, but I sure was counting the minutes till it would be over. I don't think I will be rewatching this one.
Laura Dern does put in a really good performance as the mum.

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer


A sugarcoated sad story, if at all, no matter what it claims at the very beginning. Not necessarily a bad one, though. It's just they mess it up at one too many places that doesn't help it in being either a praiseworthy tearjerker or a thorough light-hearted entertainer. Nevertheless, the performances are top-notch.

familiar stranger

Super Reviewer

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