The Fairy
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"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."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"It's often a lot of fun with some dance numbers thrown in."
‑ Graham Young, Birmingham Post
"I personally admired and cringed at about the same time."
‑ , This is London
"A fairy that can't quite cast a spell."
‑ Tim Evans, Sky Movies
"There may be better films in the theaters this week, but there surely is none easier to like than "The Fairy.""
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"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..."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"It's simultaneously a very knowing and strangely innocent film..."
‑ Tom Dawson, The List
"If you like Tati-esque japes, Francophone clowns Abel, Gordon and Romy should be just up your alley."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"For pure entertainment and high-spirited comedy value, The Fairy is as good as any gone before ... once you have seen one of their films, you'll never forget it that's for sure."
‑ Lisa Giles-Keddie, Real.com
"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."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"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."
‑ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"The best that can be said for The Fairy is that it certainly creates its own world. However, it's one I wanted to get out of almost as soon as it began."
‑ Jason Solomons, Observer [UK]
"All over the place, but somehow it retains a sweet tonal cohesiveness."
‑ David Jenkins, Little White Lies
"Not all of the jokes land perfectly (a late telephone gag treads too much water), but The Fairy remains infectiously funny throughout."
‑ Josh Winning, Total Film
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