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Dwayne Johnson brings the full force of his charm (and his appropriately pale chompers) to the title role, but flat direction and a committee-written script render The Tooth Fairy unacceptably dull. Read critic reviews

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Rough-and-tumble hockey player Derek Thompson (Dwayne Johnson) is a terror on the ice, earning the nickname "Tooth Fairy" by separating opposing players from their choppers. When Derek dashes the dreams of a young fan, he is quickly sentenced to serve time as a real tooth fairy, complete with wings and magic wand. Though he can't "handle the tooth" at first, Derek's new job helps him to slowly rediscover the dreams that he gave up long ago.

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  • So, for adults, the best that can be said for Tooth Fairy is that it's funnier than the awful trailer.

    August 23, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
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    February 18, 2012 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
  • It has a terrible screenplay and you get the feeling that Johnson could be a much better light comedian than this, given a better chance.

    June 3, 2010 | Rating: 2/5
  • Although the film gets over the preposterousness of its own premise early enough, the tooth/truth puns are exhausted to a fault, assumedly aimed at giving adults something to titter at.

    May 28, 2010 | Rating: 2/5
  • It has the plastic, disinfected aroma of something straight off the assembly line.

    May 27, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Truth is, Tooth Fairy is a very decent family film -- cute but never sickly, funny but never smug -- that's an ideal half-term afternoon-killer.

    May 27, 2010 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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  • Jan 03, 2014
    It was nowhere near good but you get to see The Rock in pink tutu. Why not?
    Maymay A Super Reviewer
  • Jun 30, 2012
    Not bad really, Some corny acting and the film itself seems to just drag along but I must admit I laughed a few times and Dwayne didn't do a bad job I just wish he would stick to what he's best at it just don't suit him in these films even though he did a good job, On the whole an ok film to watch with the kids who will love it.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Dec 02, 2011
    There are bad movies and good movies, this is way worse than bad movies, this doesn't belong in a family household.
    Bradley W Super Reviewer
  • Oct 29, 2011
    The rock is really cooking up with the charm. His film The Tooth Fairy seems to be uncooked with cliche'd gags, predictable plot, cliche'd characters and awful dialogs.
    August S Super Reviewer

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