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Crystal Fairy Reviews

August 1, 2013
Jamie and Crystal Fairy, though slightly exaggerated for comic effect, are still truer representations of gringo backpackers than I've ever seen on film.
August 1, 2013
[Cera] has transformed himself from one of the most irritating actors of his generation to one of the best.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 26, 2013
Consistently funny and fascinating.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 26, 2013
While the pleasures of Silva's trippy road-trip movie are mostly minor, it still does something major by eliciting Cera's boldest performance to date.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 26, 2013
Shot on the fly, while Silva, Cera & Co. were waiting to make another movie, Crystal Fairy ends up on a beach, and ends up resonating with a pesky charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 25, 2013
Part drug comedy, part psychological drama, the movie is slight, but only superficially so.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 25, 2013
The clash of cultures is harrowing and sometimes hilarious.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
July 25, 2013
"Crystal Fairy" isn't going to be the mind-expanding movie buzz that blows your mind, but in its laconic, trippy way it gets under the skin.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 25, 2013
The movie is a little Mobius strip of laughter and pain.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 25, 2013
Writer and director Sebastian Silva based his film on his own experiences but allows his actors so much space and time that you feel as if you could be watching home movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 22, 2013
Director Sebastián Silva seems to be whispering that we shouldn't be taken in by the movie's casual, spontaneous feel, that deep matters are afoot. I'm not sold.
July 19, 2013
Silva based the story on a personal experience from his early 20s, which he realizes with vivid detail and wry, humane observation; the humor is sweet and lingers in the memory.
July 18, 2013
A film that's funny, touching and startlingly unique.
Full Review | Original Score: A
July 18, 2013
Based on a true story, using improvised dialogue and a handheld camera, "Crystal Fairy" feels authentic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 12, 2013
A perplexing movie that does certain things so well you can mostly forgive it for the things it doesn't. Mostly.
July 12, 2013
The ending sneaks up on you with a surprising bit of emotional catharsis, thanks largely to a brave, complex performance from former child star Gaby Hoffmann.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 11, 2013
Scenic, short and slight, the film manages to avoid the tendency to make these sort of big-screen excursions more tedious than actual road trips.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 11, 2013
We already knew that jerks aren't necessarily interesting. Nor is watching footage of other people doing drugs.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
July 11, 2013
[This] trippy comic odyssey may not be for everyone. But Crystal Fairy gives off fumes that deliver a indisputable high.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 11, 2013
[A] small, lovely road movie ...
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 11, 2013
On paper, this all sounds like a nightmare for any sober viewer. But Silva keeps things on the right path, deftly digging into overlooked corners of the American psyche.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
July 11, 2013
The film gains a ramshackle quality that's difficult to resist.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
July 10, 2013
The plot, slender though it is, takes them to a beach where they plan to boil a stolen cactus and get high on its famed hallucinogenic properties. So why do we feel the strictures of Indiewood cuteness kick in before the drugs?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 10, 2013
This is a road-trip comedy and a drug-trip comedy, but one that refuses easy clichés and whose ultimate intentions are a lot more sober and mysterious than that sounds.
July 10, 2013
Every clear-eyed insight into why pushy people insist on pushing is matched by loose ensemble humor and lyric reveries ...
July 9, 2013
The comedic styles of Chilean director Sebastián Silva and Michael Cera couldn't have less in common.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 30, 2013
an unusually insightful look at self-imposed false identities and group dynamics
Full Review | Original Score: A-