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On DVD: Sep. 16, 2014 | On Blu-ray: Sep. 16, 2014

The Fault in Our Stars Review

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2.5

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    69

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  • 100

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Richard Roeper

    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.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Variety Andrew Barker

    Director Josh Boone is hardly the most distinctive cinematic stylist, but he’s smart enough to let his scenes linger for a few beats longer than most mainstream directors would, and seems to trust his actors to carry their own dramatic weight.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Justin Lowe

    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.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Chris Nashawaty

    I couldn't help wondering what kind of spiky unpredictability a "Say Anything" - era John Cusack would have brought to the character — with or without the requisite Peter Gabriel song.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    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.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    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.

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