Elf Reviews

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August 31, 2010
Peppy holiday favorite for both kids and parents.
July 6, 2010
Elf may be no more than a pleasant, amusing trifle, a grin that fades well before Thanksgiving, but it also will endure in the way that all decent Hollywood-made Christmas fairy tales last, if they're rendered with good cheer and goodwill.
July 6, 2010
Despite the narrative flaws, "Elf" is a guiltless family comedy for all audiences...
January 27, 2010
A family-friendly, funny and heartwarming holiday film with a great heart that is well worth watching more than once.
December 16, 2008
Elf might be the last modern Christmas classic we see for a long time.
December 5, 2008
The sentiment gets a little sticky towards the end, but many will consider this the perfect antidote to traditional Christmas fare -- especially those with a fondness for Ferrell's comedy.
October 29, 2008
Delivers a warm, feel-good Christmas ending that will inspire the hope that even New York City can have Christmas spirit -- at least of the Hollywood kind.
October 18, 2008
Most will relate to its Christmas spirit, and there's unlikely to be a dry eye in the house during the emotional climax.
August 7, 2008
[An] amusing, sweet-natured ode to retro-Christmas warmth and cheer...
November 27, 2007
The result is a turkey.
November 27, 2007
The film soon bogs down in fake hugs and a fakier climax involving Santa (Ed Asner) and his downed sled.
May 25, 2007
A delightful, slapstick adventure about a nave innocent, woefully ill equipped to handle the rigors of life inside any impatiently unforgiving metropolis.
December 30, 2006
Ferrell's man-child invites sympathy and sniggers, making this amusing despite some flimsy plotting. Sight gags and a Santa-centred story should keep the kids happy, too.
January 26, 2006
Some humour might sail over the heads of the very young, but there's a higher chuckle rate for the grown-ups than much dread 'family' fare.
July 5, 2005
Elf does such a great job of winning you over early on that you'll gladly endure it.
May 3, 2005
Exudes genuine holiday cheer.
November 15, 2004
For those of you with a belly laugh on your wish list, Christmas has come early this year.
October 7, 2004
This is a family picture that everyone should enjoy.
August 13, 2004
A charming, wholesome Christmas film with a lot of holiday spirit.
August 7, 2004
I love watching Ferrell do his gangly, clueless shtick, and even here, there's something inherently funny about just seeing him in a big, green elf suit. There's something inherently funny about Ferrell -- period.
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