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La fée (The Fairy) Reviews

June 29, 2012
I personally admired and cringed at about the same time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 28, 2012
If you like Tati-esque japes, Francophone clowns Abel, Gordon and Romy should be just up your alley.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 28, 2012
All over the place, but somehow it retains a sweet tonal cohesiveness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 26, 2012
The story cuts corners, so it's not the masterpiece these filmmakers may yet create - but when they're on, this is jolly and so cute you'll sigh.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 4, 2012
Do yourself and your kids a favor. On the way to multiplex to see "The Avengers," tell them "The Fairy" is about an all-powerful superheroine. Someday, they'll find the words to thank you.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 3, 2012
Its appeal is ... in watching people who have devised their own original style of comic performance and have taken it to a rare level of refinement.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 26, 2012
It's a slight film, and it's over just as you're thinking it should be, but it's both sweet and refreshingly tart...
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 19, 2012
The vibe's too rarefied to last the length of a feature film - and it doesn't - but when "The Fairy" is on, it creates entirely new comic synapses in your head.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 23, 2012
Physical comedy is so rare in movies now that a team like Bruno Romy, Fiona Gordon, and Dominique Abel is something to be treasured.
February 24, 2012
You'll get a kick out of "The Fairy,'' even if you don't believe in fairies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 23, 2012
It's wonderful to be reminded that the film universe is more diverse than the Oscars normally suggest - and also that movies can be lightweight entertainments and also deeply strange.
February 23, 2012
Although less technically polished than "The Artist" and splashed with bright color, "The Fairy" shares some of that film's qualities, for good (funny and sweet) and bad (sentimental and ingratiating).
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
February 23, 2012
For all its brazen goofiness, The Fairy is subtly designed to reward careful viewing.
February 23, 2012
The persistent whimsy gets a bit wearisome, but it's hard to dismiss any film so determined to make us happy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 23, 2012
Somewhere between The Artist and The Fairy lies the silent-era homage that's truly worthy of its influences.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 21, 2012
When the lovey-doveyness turns cloying and the atrophied message-mongering creeps in, you wish the threesome knew when to keep their traps shut.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 21, 2012
While every scene is art-directed with zest and innovatively staged, The Fairy rarely inspires outright laughter. At least it respects its influences more than does The Artist.
September 2, 2011
The Belgo-Canadian-French trio, who specialize in pantomime and circus-style theatrics, have a clownlike knack for finding humor in the everyday.