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Crystal Fairy Reviews

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Nick Newman
The Film Stage
July 11, 2016
Crystal Fairy is all about that uneasy destination: never in sight but always on the edge of perception.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Stephen Schaefer
Boston Herald
June 8, 2016
Low-key, naturalistic and original, Sebastian Silva's study of two Americans finding their way in Chile is an often funny, always compelling journey that rings true.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
April 28, 2015
The summer of cokehead Michael Cera continues.
Dan Schindel
Movie Mezzanine
April 8, 2014
It's a messy film, but it hits more than it misses, sometimes landing on something emotionally resonant.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 1, 2014
Deadpan funny as a comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Paul Gallagher
The List
January 22, 2014
Silva fails to cook up anything more than unfulfilled potential in this half-baked movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mark Kermode
Observer (UK)
January 19, 2014
It pootles around in vaguely trippy fashion, relying on loose improvisation as the characters variously get on each other's nerves (and ours) before reaching a collective one-ness with the universe. Or something.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Andy Lea
Daily Star
January 19, 2014
An engaging, rambling affair that is pleasant to watch and easy to forget. But it does the job of proving that there's a lot more to Michael Cera than previously met the eye.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
January 17, 2014
Films don't get much more offbeat than this trippy comedy-drama about Americans in Chile.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Sophie Monks Kaufman
Little White Lies
January 17, 2014
A trip worth taking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Charlotte O'Sullivan
London Evening Standard
January 17, 2014
Cera's chin may be weak, but his strength as an actor cannot be denied.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Damon Wise
Radio Times
January 17, 2014
Not much happens, and its roots as an improvised project do show through, but the film does have the authentic ring of carefree wanderlust about it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brian Viner
Daily Mail (UK)
January 16, 2014
It is an odd film in many ways, but immensely likeable, and expertly improvised by a talented cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mike McCahill
January 16, 2014
Stretches of improv with passers-by means the film can resemble one of those What the Director Did on His Holidays doodles, yet its breeziness is oddly warming: Silva's open to the elements in ways his blinkered protagonist only claims to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jamie Dunn
The Skinny
January 16, 2014
Silva's freewheeling direction is pleasantly at odds with the angst on screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Turner
January 16, 2014
Engaging, painfully awkward road trip drama enlivened by a pair of strong performances from Michael Cera and Gaby Hoffmann, which it's slightly weakened by an underwhelming finale.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
January 16, 2014
While never hugely memorable, it's funny and engaging in the moment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
January 16, 2014
The film's effect, probably like that of the San Pedro cactus, is pleasant, dreamy, hippy-evanescent and very años sesenta.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Anton Bitel
Grolsch Film Works
January 16, 2014
Crystal and Jamie... inscribe a part of their small lives in this eternal landscape, with [writer director Sebastián] Silva trusting his viewers to perform the excavation for themselves.
Justin Stewart
Film Comment Magazine
January 14, 2014
The adequate, amber-toned digital look, corny scoring, historically accurate costuming, era-appropriate peopling, and slowly-connect-the-dots storytelling together give the film the competent, stolid feel of a well-made informational video in a museum.
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