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The Tooth Fairy Reviews

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Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 12, 2012
This is an obvious labor of love for the filmmakers and their collective eye for capturing the beauty, grace and, often, humor of their many dances (with Dom and Fiona) with geometric precision....
Full Review | Original Score: B
Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
March 21, 2011
For what it is, Tooth Fairy is probably a success; it's not particularly smart or original but it doesn't care to be. That doesn't offer much hope to anyone else.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
October 21, 2010
To call Tooth Fairy a bad film is like calling star Dwayne Johnson a big guy. Both statements are accurate, but neither actually conveys the degree to which they are true.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
June 3, 2010
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.
| Original Score: 2/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
June 3, 2010
This comedy is essentially a goofy premise with some nutty dialog and set pieces pasted onto it. But it's watchably entertaining, even though the filmmakers miss almost every opportunity for sublime absurdity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
June 1, 2010
Feels like a relic from the Seventies, but it does have funny moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
May 28, 2010
While Johnson's as fun as ever to watch, he struggles with a weak storyline, lame gags and enough syrup to melt your fillings.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Adam Woodward
Little White Lies
May 28, 2010
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.
| Original Score: 2/5
Jayne Nelson
SFX Magazine
May 28, 2010
Family-friendly schmaltz-by-numbers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
May 27, 2010
It has the plastic, disinfected aroma of something straight off the assembly line.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 27, 2010
Formulaic family entertainment starring a wrestler-turned-actor as a hockey-player-turned-tooth fairy. Visual gags and wackiness ensue.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Simon Reynolds
Digital Spy
May 27, 2010
It's Johnson's committed central performance -- in a movie with a lot of shortcomings -- that only underlines the fact that he's got an awful lot of charisma and screen presence and hasn't yet had a truly great vehicle to channel that talent into.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Robbie Collin
News of the World
May 27, 2010
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Lucy Barrick
Radio Times
May 27, 2010
Johnson is an eminently likeable lead and the impressive supporting cast, including Ashley Judd, Julie Andrews and Billy Crystal, makes up for Johnson's lack of acting finesse.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
May 27, 2010
The plot is as predictable as they come but it's the gentle playing that elevates this from formulaic kids' fare to a genuinely enjoyable family yarn.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ken McIntyre
Total Film
May 27, 2010
There isn't a kid alive who could possibly buy into the soulless treacle that serves as sentiment here. Forgettable mush.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
May 26, 2010
Cinemagoers who are feeling a bit long in the tooth will want to excuse themselves from this rehashed 'fish-out-of-water' movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

ViewLondon
May 26, 2010
Stylish and distinctive, The Time That Remains is worth seeing for its surreal humour but it's difficult to engage with on an emotional level.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
May 26, 2010
Johnson has enough charm to ensure that Tooth Fairy is never less than watchable but it doesn't quite push the emotional buttons the way you want it too and it should have been a lot funnier.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
David Jenkins
Time Out
May 25, 2010
The one element that lifts this above utter tedium is the presence of Stephen Merchant as tooth-fairy administrator Tracy. That he manages to come away with his dignity intact is testament to his skill as a comedian.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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