The Fairy
The Fairy (2012)

Belgium-based trio Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon and Bruno Romy follow their acclaimed Iceberg and Rumba with another Tati-inspired, candy-colored romp: this time, a charmingly off-kilter adventure about a hotel clerk who falls in love with… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 17, 2012
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Trevor Johnston
Time Out

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.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

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.

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Graham Young
Birmingham Post

It's often a lot of fun with some dance numbers thrown in.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

There may be better films in the theaters this week, but there surely is none easier to like than "The Fairy."

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

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...

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Tom Dawson
The List

It's simultaneously a very knowing and strangely innocent film...

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

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.

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Jason Solomons
Observer [UK]

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
"The Fairy" starts with Dom(Dominique Abel, writer/director #1) being late to his job as a night clerk at a hotel due to a malfunctioning bicycle.… More