The Tooth Fairy
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 18%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The one element that lifts this above utter tedium is the presence of Stephen Merchant as tooth-fairy administrator Tracy. That he manages to come away with his dignity intact is testament to his skill as a comedian."
‑ David Jenkins, Time Out
"Tooth Fairy makes the mistake of having too many anxious hockey players remain on the ice after their shift has ended."
‑ Stephen Cole, Globe and Mail
"This is an obvious labor of love for the filmmakers and their collective eye for capturing the beauty, grace and, often, humor of their many dances (with Dom and Fiona) with geometric precision...."
‑ Robin Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"It has a terrible screenplay and you get the feeling that Johnson could be a much better light comedian than this, given a better chance."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
"While Johnson's as fun as ever to watch, he struggles with a weak storyline, lame gags and enough syrup to melt your fillings."
‑ David Edwards, Daily Mirror [UK]
"Is there anything else to say except skip it?"
‑ A.O. Scott, At the Movies
"Like most family films nowadays, the movie squanders a lot of energy righteously huffing and puffing its message: let kids dream."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"For what it is, Tooth Fairy is probably a success; it's not particularly smart or original but it doesn't care to be. That doesn't offer much hope to anyone else."
‑ Joshua Starnes,
"This comedy is essentially a goofy premise with some nutty dialog and set pieces pasted onto it. But it's watchably entertaining, even though the filmmakers miss almost every opportunity for sublime absurdity."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Although the film gets over the preposterousness of its own premise early enough, the tooth/truth puns are exhausted to a fault, assumedly aimed at giving adults something to titter at."
‑ Adam Woodward, Little White Lies
"CGI fairy dust, dippy tooth puns and a semi-amusing Billy Crystal cameo can't disguise the fact that this sugary distraction is as hollow as a cavity."
‑ Aaron Hillis, Time Out New York
"As dental experiences go, Tooth Fairy doesn't hurt as much as you might think."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"To call Tooth Fairy a bad film is like calling star Dwayne Johnson a big guy. Both statements are accurate, but neither actually conveys the degree to which they are true."
‑ Simon Miraudo, Quickflix
"Feels like a relic from the Seventies, but it does have funny moments."
‑ Allan Hunter, Daily Express
"Family-friendly schmaltz-by-numbers."
‑ Jayne Nelson, SFX Magazine
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