Crystal Fairy
Crystal Fairy (2013)

In this freewheeling comedy from the director of The Maid, Michael Cera (Arrested Development, Superbad) stars as Jamie, a shaggy, boorish young American traveling through Chile. While searching for a rare hallucinogen-the famed San Pedro… More

Directed By:
Rated: Unrated
Running Time:
Genre: Comedy
Release Date: July 12, 2013
DVD Release Date: November 19, 2013
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
User Score

Available Online

Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Slight and unpolished, The Crystal Fairy is held together with Sebastian Silva's assured direction and a pair of strong, committed performances from Michael Cera and Gaby Hoffman.

Ryan Kearney
The New Republic

Jamie and Crystal Fairy, though slightly exaggerated for comic effect, are still truer representations of gringo backpackers than I've ever seen on film.

Full review…
Jason Anderson
Toronto Star

While the pleasures of Silva's trippy road-trip movie are mostly minor, it still does something major by eliciting Cera's boldest performance to date.

Full review…
Anna Smith
Metro (UK)

It should appeal to fans of offbeat character-driven dramas - not to mention fans of Cera himself, who's embracing these morally ambiguous characters with gusto.

Full review…
Peter Keough
Boston Globe

[Cera] has transformed himself from one of the most irritating actors of his generation to one of the best.

Full review…
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Shot on the fly, while Silva, Cera & Co. were waiting to make another movie, Crystal Fairy ends up on a beach, and ends up resonating with a pesky charm.

Full review…
Leila Brillson

The best surprise of this movie is that there is no heavy-handed moral, no anti-drug (or pro-drug, even) rhetoric, and no catharsis.

Full review…
Geoff Pevere
Globe and Mail

Consistently funny and fascinating.

Full review…
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

Part drug comedy, part psychological drama, the movie is slight, but only superficially so.

Full review…
Nick Newman
The Film Stage

Crystal Fairy is all about that uneasy destination: never in sight but always on the edge of perception.

Full review…
More reviews for Crystal Fairy

Flixster Audience Score: 49% Flixster User Reviews
Melvin White
Crystal Fairy & The Magical Cactus & 2012 is about a trip to a trip on mescaline. Jamie is an American who is with his friend in Chile. They plan on… More
Greg S
Uptight drug tourist Jamie (a shaggy Micheal Cera) has spent months planning a night of tripping on a hallucinogenic cactus with his Chilean hosts, but is… More
Everett Johnson
* Sometimes I amaze myself at the movies I will sit through because it gets nominated for awards. This movie was up for some Spirit awards(actress, and a few… More
Walter M.
On his drug odyssey in Chile, Jamie(Michael Cera) stops off first for a little cocaine at a party. While there, he invites Crystal Fairy(Gaby Hoffmann), a… More
MisterYoda ?
four stars...
Panta Oz
Have you seen any Chilean movies recently with Michael Cera? Here is one! Written and directed by Sebastián Silva, the full movie title as on the screen is… More