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The Tooth Fairy Reviews

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
February 1, 2010
Is there anything else to say except skip it?
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
January 22, 2010
Tooth Fairy makes the mistake of having too many anxious hockey players remain on the ice after their shift has ended.
Read More | Original Score: 2.0/4.0
January 22, 2010
Like most family films nowadays, the movie squanders a lot of energy righteously huffing and puffing its message: let kids dream.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
January 22, 2010
As dental experiences go, Tooth Fairy doesn't hurt as much as you might think.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 22, 2010
The problem is, Derek is not redeemable. Even after he's been to magic fairy land, he continues to behave like a jerk, because that is the natural state of his being.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 22, 2010
One of the film's charms is the way it carries childhood mythology to its logical, if absurd extreme.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 22, 2010
Basically, if you've seen the ads, you've seen the only joke in this one-joke movie, although there are also endless groan-worthy gags about wings and teeth.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 22, 2010
Kids won't mind any of The Tooth Fairy's flaws and will find the sight of burly Johnson in a pink tutu hilarious. Parents get a couple of clever gags that will make them forgive the filmmakers. And if we all remember to floss, everybody wins.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 22, 2010
Dwayne Johnson in shiny tights. Dwayne Johnson throwing around magic pixie dust. Dwayne Johnson flying around like a clumsy Tinkerbell. Wait. You're still not laughing?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 21, 2010
The motivation for this scenario, obviously, is that someone thought it would be hilarious to see The Rock wearing wings and a tutu. Not that I dispute this, but it's hardly enough to hang a movie on.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
January 21, 2010
Tooth Fairy isn't half bad, outfitted with gently funny high jinks that place its brawny lead in progressively ridiculous circumstances.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4.0
January 21, 2010
A serendipitous combination of star (Dwayne Johnson), material and director (Michael Lembeck), this tale of an arrogant hockey player, forced to serve time in wings and a pastel-colored tutu, scores a goal for kids and adults alike.
January 21, 2010
A clumsy fable populated with cloying kids and a predictable hold-on-to-your-dreams message.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 21, 2010
As you may have guessed, this is purely synthetic, assembly-line stuff, with messages like "Dreams are good for everyone." As a result Johnson overcompensates, amping up his typical enthusiasm until it feels uncharacteristically false.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 21, 2010
Although it starts out as a sports comedy, Tooth Fairy quickly turns into a shamelessly derivative fantasy about the value of making things up.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 21, 2010
Perhaps the best thing about it is the sight of a hulking Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in a pink tutu and big feathery wings. Otherwise this silly story and barely there comedy is about as enjoyable as a root canal.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 21, 2010
The Rock can't handle the tooth.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 21, 2010
Hey, how funny would it be to put Dwayne Johnson in ballerina slippers, pink tights, and a tutu? Not very. But here's the movie anyway, scarcely more than the pitch meeting that spawned it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 21, 2010
For a bad, broad comedy, Tooth Fairy boasts a surprising number of positives. Which isn't to say that it's good, but it could be much, much worse.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
January 21, 2010
Director Michael Lembeck shows little imagination in what could have been a quirkier, more interesting kids tale. He does direct surprisingly good hockey sequences, though, including an overhead shot of an airborne tooth.
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
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
January 20, 2010
Tooth Fairy is a strictly by-the-numbers affair, except when Merchant is clowning around. He doesn't make you enjoy the film so much as he makes you wish he acted more. Guess that's something.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 20, 2010
It's a step backward for Johnson, a charismatic performer who was much better in Race to Witch Mountain. A few more films like this, and he may be back to professional wrestling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4