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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Green made the wise choice to be funny in telling his sad story. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    It's nothing you'd ever want to put yourself through twice, and yet it's effective in the moment. Shrewdly prefabricated and yet lovingly assembled, it is, in short, the most beautifully made cynical thing I've ever seen. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The movie is well-written, well-acted, acerbic, funny and wisely observed. Fans of the book will be glad to hear it is faithful to Green's tale. show more

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    When the time comes for suffering, the pain of watching her is mingled with the pleasure of a performance that transcends contrivance. This young actress is the real, heart-piercing thing. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Maybe it's generational: In a movie about teens, it's the teens who should rule. And they do. With certainty. With laughter. And with tears - buckets and buckets. show more

  • 80
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    The layered, tuned-in adaptation by Michael H. Weber and Scott Neustadter avoids calculated sentiment. show more

  • 70
    Justin Lowe The Hollywood Reporter

    The greatest strengths of the film clearly come from Green’s novel, which resolutely refuses to become a cliched cancer drama, creating instead two vibrant, believable young characters. show more

  • 79
    Kate Erbland Film.com

    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. show more

  • 90
    Diane Garrett TheWrap

    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. show more

  • 100
    Richard Roeper Chicago Sun-Times

    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. show more

  • July 31, 2014 Kate
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    LOVED the movie. Can't wait to read the book. Such a sweet love story with a unforeseen twist at the end. You won't be disappointed.

  • July 20, 2014 mary jo
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    great movie, the best line is hazel saying this was my 10 the worst pain in the world after losing your loved ones.........

  • July 18, 2014 v.mauricio01
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    This movie is amazing yet it is so emotional

  • July 18, 2014 v.mauricio01
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    This movie is amazing

  • July 16, 2014 phpoling
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    Best, powerful, moving, strong human spirits, sad, funny, happy. Best movie ever! The tour of the Anne Frank House museum is powerful. I plan to visit Anne Frank house Museum someday

  • July 12, 2014 Haley
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    best movie ever it has just the right amount of saddness and happiness i love how the movie ends and i left the theatre crying overall i think it is the best ,movie ever

  • July 06, 2014 jacquejo
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    Very well done

  • July 03, 2014 I
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    Clever, beautifully acted. However the cancer story is of the era of the ignorance that I would have loved to seen different.

  • June 29, 2014 don 1
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    My wife, daughter and I just saw this movie last night. As a two time cancer patient this held special meaning for me! I wanted to see how they tell the story and if it is creditable. This is exactly how we feel, think, act and withhold our grim yet honest truths within ourselves. Obviously cancer patients held a huge role in it's making as the insight can only come from one who has or is going through this devastating ordeal. This is a movie everyone must see is you love anyone more than yourself. There are no actors better than cancer patients at acting!!! You only see what we want you to see masked behind our true fears and emotion. See this movie and realize facing death can hold dignity. This is a 10 out of a 10!

  • June 14, 2014 Goodmom42
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    Good story, amazing lead actors. I did hear several teenage girls complain that it was "weird" because they played siblings in "Divergent" LOL. I think they could have cut about 20 minutes off the film, but otherwise quite enjoyable.

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