Fairy Tale: A True Story
Fairy Tale: A True Story (1997)

Charles Sturridge directed this fact-based film drama. In 1917, Harry Houdini (Harvey Keitel) and Arthur Conan Doyle (Peter O'Toole) are fascinated and intrigued by photographs of fairies taken by cousins Francis Griffiths (Elizabeth… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: March 31, 1998
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Critic Score: 52% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

It's good, but it ought to be better and it isn't.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

An enticing drama about the eternal clash between reason and the magical realm of enchantment.

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Maria Garcia
Film Journal International

A film with no discernable point of view that's directed at no definable audience.

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Karina Montgomery

It's Arthur Rackham vs the Adult/Capitalist/Industrial Revolution - the obsession with exploiting the extraordinary and making it ordinary.

Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

Charming special effects and appealing heroines, and truly an ambitious meditation on the nature of fantasy and reality and growing up.

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Flixster Audience Score: 68% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
All that this pathetic and incredibly silly movie wants is to be cute, and so it shies away from the truth with a ridiculous justification that more important… More
Dean McKenna
This family-oriented fantasy is fine and little emotional tale of two young girls on a credulous British public shortly after World War I. Check out who's… More
Wahida K
If you have faith, anything is possible. I saw this Movie long time ago. It is Amazing even Adults believe in Fairies, but we even believe in Angels why not… More
Lea Lea
Good movie..
Bruce Bruce
Another film off the list from the 1997 Toronto International Film Festival, from the Galas. Again a Movie that I missed when it came out and the only reason I… More
Sarah Burton
Not as magical as it seems to think. Great cast though.