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jamrcla
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½ December 7, 2016
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.
½ November 10, 2016
It's silly and predictable, despite the chemistry between Dwayne Johnson and Stephen Merchant.
August 4, 2016
The Rock had some serious balls to agree on this garbage.
July 11, 2016
2.9/10
A disgrace to the art of film making, The Tooth Fairy is a disaster of a film and a complete waste of time and money. The Rock stumbles again as he continues to pick movies to be in that are awful.
½ May 27, 2016
Dwayne Johnson does a pretty good job at what his role was in his movie, but the story drags his wings down.
May 15, 2016
only cuz I love DJ ;)
½ February 28, 2016
You can take star out of the action but can you really put him in a pink tutu with fairy wings and magic wand and expect him to be taken seriously? Surely not.

Employing the reliable box office cast-against-type gag, the hulking smile machine Ex-WWF superstar Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has taken another flying leap of the ropes into comedy.

Removed from his preferred action comfort zone, Johnson follows in the muscled foot steps of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Hulk Hogan in attempting to rebrand himself as a highly likeable family film actor.

Continually churning out frivolously cutesy puff products, The Samoan Rock delivers yet another ideological and predictable journey into sobering revelation. Flashing his pearly whites through a myriad of obvious set-ups dressed in a blatantly ridiculous costume delivering clichéd lines in a formulaic fashion, the Tooth Fairy is a flimsy and humourless saccharine fantasy.

Over-the-hill enforcer Derek Thompson (Johnson) is nearing the end of his career as the most violent player in the Los Angeles B-grade Ice-hockey league. Nicknamed the Tooth Fairy; for his rough habits on the Ice of knocking out opponents' teeth, Derek is disillusioned in his role model position, advising idealistic fresh-faced fans to lower their expectations as dreams don't come true.

When Derek takes his egotistical cynicism home to his long-suffering girlfriend Carly (Ashley Judd); taking her six-year-old Tess's (Destiny Whitlock) but forgetting to leave money, then attempts to fix it by almost bursting her bubble of belief about the "real Tooth Fairy", Derek is destined to receive his comeuppances.

That night; after being sent to his own home, Derek receives a summons stating that he has broken fairy law and must pay penance for his habit of killing dreams. In what seems a nightmare, Derek is whisked away to the magical Fairyland, where a secret society of fairies lead by the manners-driven matronly boss Lily (Julie Andrews) advises him of his peculiar cosmic punishment.

To his horror, Derek is sentenced to two weeks on-call community service as a tooth fairy and under the supervision of his new case worker Tracy (Stephen Merchant) he must attend the homes of freshly toothless children, collect their teeth and leave money beneath their pillows without detection.

With the help of his little bag of magic aids including shrinking paste, invisible spray, dog bark mints, cat repellent, amnesia dust, magic wand and of course his bad attitude the hulking muscled-mass continuously flouts fairy law and causes a series of prickly situations.

Will he learn the error of his ways? Will his girlfriend start to question his bizarre behavior and mysterious disappearances? Can he find his own forgotten dreams? Will he ever get out of his tutu again?

Comedic director, Michael Lembeck's pedestrian offering has a handful of nice enough ideas but simply doesn't work. A goofy crowd-pleaser for all of five minutes, this sugary distraction employs a distinguished supporting cast but is hollower than a cavity.

The chastising Mary Poppins-esque Andrew's and the trash-talking lanky Merchant look like their having extreme fun giving a man three times their size (Johnson) a calculated verbal smack down. Young Chase Ellison plays a mean guitar and impresses all round, however the total chemistry mismatched Judd is barely able to look interested.

The best part of this film is its cameos. Seth MacFarlane (the creator of Family Guy) briefly flies in as the fairy equivalent of a drug dealer and the wise-cracking fairy storeman Billy Crystal is a welcomed distraction to the life suction that is Johnson.

The verdict: As Johnson indignantly states "you can't handle the tooth", I think we can all handle the tooth but too much sugar can result in tooth decay, and like Johnson I was ready to sprout wings and fly away.

Published: The Queanbeyan Age
Date of Publication: 05/02/2010
December 12, 2015
Fun family movie with a good performance from The Rock.
½ December 12, 2015
A silly children's movie with too much melodramatics, few laughs, flat characters and no depth to the story.
November 27, 2015
This was an alright movie. I mean, the special effects weren't great and some of the comedy was lame, but the movie had its moments. Some of the jokes were pretty funny, and the acting was good for the most part. Now the story was obviously very stupid in many ways, but you also have to remember that this is a kids movie. This is an alright movie that kids will like more then adults.
½ August 16, 2015
It's better than the premise had any right to be. If you like The Rock, check it out.
July 27, 2015
Here's the Tooth, er, truth, is The Rock, I mean Dwayne Johnson a good actor, no not really, but, is he a good actor in these kinds of movies, yes, actually he's very good. There isn't a cavity in sight in this one, just molars and incisors, ok no more tooth references, this is actually very funny and very good for kids, if ya put it under your pillow, you'll get your moneys worth, ok that was the last one, it's definitely worth a watch if you want a good laugh.
July 20, 2015
Not original or very fun to watch, but it was slightly creative and slightly funny.
½ June 26, 2015
While Johnson is ever so fun to watch, The Tooth Fairy fills its cake with lame gags, A bad storyline, and weak computer generated fairy dust. Witch has enough sweetness to give you several cavities.
June 7, 2015
kinda lame. pretty cute
½ June 2, 2015
Not the worst movie ever made, but it's the worst 'idea' for a movie ever conceived.
May 31, 2015
Watchable, but very predictable. Dwayne Johnson looks like a walking action man.
May 28, 2015
Tooth fairy squanders Dwayne Johnson's likable charisma and looks with a terribly formulaic script, too much moments of manipulative feelings and wasted supporting cast (especially Stephen Merchant).
½ May 13, 2015
Dwayne Johnson Stars as Derek Thompson, one of the toughest hockey players around-- until he's sentenced to one week's hard labor as the world's most unlikely tooth fairy! Even though he must sport frilly wings and learn the magical tricks of the trade from his silver-winged superiors (Julie Andrews and Billy Crystal,) Derek's determined to do the job his way and prove he's got what it takes!
April 19, 2015
X ) yaaaa!!!!.!!!!.!!!!?!!!!!!
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