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Crystal Fairy Reviews

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Dan Schindel
Movie Mezzanine
April 8, 2014
It's a messy film, but it hits more than it misses, sometimes landing on something emotionally resonant.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 1, 2014
Deadpan funny as a comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Andy Lea
Daily Star
January 19, 2014
An engaging, rambling affair that is pleasant to watch and easy to forget. But it does the job of proving that there's a lot more to Michael Cera than previously met the eye.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com
January 17, 2014
Films don't get much more offbeat than this trippy comedy-drama about Americans in Chile.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Sophie Monks Kaufman
Little White Lies
January 17, 2014
A trip worth taking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Charlotte O'Sullivan
This is London
January 17, 2014
Cera's chin may be weak, but his strength as an actor cannot be denied.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Damon Wise
Radio Times
January 17, 2014
Not much happens, and its roots as an improvised project do show through, but the film does have the authentic ring of carefree wanderlust about it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brian Viner
Daily Mail [UK]
January 16, 2014
It is an odd film in many ways, but immensely likeable, and expertly improvised by a talented cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mike McCahill
Guardian
January 16, 2014
Stretches of improv with passers-by means the film can resemble one of those What the Director Did on His Holidays doodles, yet its breeziness is oddly warming: Silva's open to the elements in ways his blinkered protagonist only claims to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jamie Dunn
The Skinny
January 16, 2014
Silva's freewheeling direction is pleasantly at odds with the angst on screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
January 16, 2014
Engaging, painfully awkward road trip drama enlivened by a pair of strong performances from Michael Cera and Gaby Hoffmann, which it's slightly weakened by an underwhelming finale.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph
January 16, 2014
While never hugely memorable, it's funny and engaging in the moment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
January 16, 2014
The film's effect, probably like that of the San Pedro cactus, is pleasant, dreamy, hippy-evanescent and very años sesenta.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Anton Bitel
Grolsch Film Works
January 16, 2014
Crystal and Jamie... inscribe a part of their small lives in this eternal landscape, with [writer director Sebastián] Silva trusting his viewers to perform the excavation for themselves.
Kevin Harley
Total Film
January 13, 2014
The semi-improvised plot is thinner than Cera's man-boy face-fluff, but Silva's curio works best as a free-wheeling character piece, splicing oddball comedy with discreet depths.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Joe Utichi
FilmFocus
January 10, 2014
A reminder of formative times in our young lives. You want to remain forever with these characters in this wonderful moment. But you know that the moment has passed.
Sarah Mankoff
Film Comment Magazine
November 4, 2013
The first act seems to promise 70 more minutes of rambling episodes, at the overbearing whim of a director toying with an insufferable protagonist. It's a bit of a shock, then, when Crystal Fairy turns out to be really good.
Travis Hopson
Examiner.com
October 9, 2013
It's loopy and random, dispensing a weird coming-of-age tale that Silva keeps hidden until you've nearly given up hope there was ever any meaning to it all.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Rob Thomas
Madison Movie
September 12, 2013
"Crystal Fairy" is a funny and authentic look at two very distinct types of Americans abroad, who can't escape themselves no matter how far they go.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 27, 2013
Somehow or other, I ended up finding the movie strangely compelling. There's something appealing here.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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