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The Tooth Fairy Reviews

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Joshua Starnes
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
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
Annlee Ellingson
Moving Pictures Magazine
March 25, 2010
Hockey enforcer Derek "the Tooth Fairy" Thompson must take on the duties of the real tooth fairy.
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy
January 15, 2010
For the most part Tooth Fairy is fairly mediocre entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
January 20, 2010
As Fred Claus ham-fisted as this is, the glint of what might have been a cute kids' comedy still glimmers in random moments. But that Disney touch (which even Disney has trouble replicating) is missing.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 8, 2010
Uninspired Disney family comedy ...
Full Review | Original Score: 71/100
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
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Missy Schwartz
Entertainment Weekly
January 21, 2010
A clumsy fable populated with cloying kids and a predictable hold-on-to-your-dreams message.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 21, 2010
There's no way I can recommend this movie to anyone much beyond the Tooth Fairy Believement Age, but I must testify it's pleasant and inoffensive, although the violence in the hockey games seems out of place.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
January 22, 2010
The marvelously handsome wrestler-turned-actor -- proving once again better than the material he takes -- dons tights and a baby-blue satin tunic in the slight family comedy Tooth Fairy.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Pete Hammond
Boxoffice Magazine
January 22, 2010
Strictly for 6 year olds, this uninspired, one-joke comedy is full of too many misfired gags and weak comic setups to cross over to anyone whose head reaches above the seat back.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
January 21, 2010
Johnson's a game and antic presence, but saddled with this material -- credited to five screenwriters, including Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel -- he comes perilously close to tiring out the audience with all the nervous activity and the mugging.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Lynden Barber
The Australian
January 17, 2010
The film is directed by Michael Lembeck and penned by six screenwriters without flair or subtlety, while Johnson's performance lives down to his name.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Sonny Bunch
Washington Times
January 22, 2010
You can see all the gags coming a mile away. You could probably write half of the movie now, at your computer, waiting for your lunch hour to roll around.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Aaron Hillis
Time Out
January 23, 2010
CGI fairy dust, dippy tooth puns and a semi-amusing Billy Crystal cameo can't disguise the fact that this sugary distraction is as hollow as a cavity.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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
Brett Michel
Boston Phoenix
January 27, 2010
Mostly laugh-free and, uh, toothless.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Liz Graham
FILMINK (Australia)
January 13, 2010
Cliched and predictable but goofy crowd-pleaser with a funny supporting cast.
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
Robert Levin
Critic's Notebook
January 21, 2010
'Dreams are good,' the Rock learns, 'for everyone.' True, maybe, but never more so than for filmmakers armed with a conceit, lots of PG hijinks and a hunger for your wallet.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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