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Based on 27 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
50
So much schlock and melodrama find their way into Darkness Falls that when an exasperated character shouts near the end ''All this over a [expletive] tooth!,'' you know how he feels.
50
Philadelphia Inquirer
Stephen King without the snap, David Lynch without the kink, teen horror without the teen hormones, Darkness Falls falls apart in a crescendo of creepy-crawly hoo-ha. It's more like Darkness Kerplunks.
38
New York Daily News
The plot is as riddled with holes as Matilda's victims, making her sudden appearances more distracting than distressing.
38
Charlotte Observer
Isn't satisfying or surprising. It doesn't even make sense from scene to scene.
25
Do you really need me to tell you how scary this horror show isn't?
25
San Francisco Chronicle
Dumb.
25
Miami Herald
A cheesy horror film can offer a vicarious cheap thrill or two. Darkness Falls offers only a test of the patience, not even providing much chance to laugh at the sheer ridiculousness of its villain.
25
New York Post
Darkness Falls was formerly known as "Tooth Fairy," but could just as well have been titled "Dumb Then Dumber" for the way its plot makes decreasing sense even by the low standards of B horror flicks.
25
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
God forgive me, but I worship the Bad Dialogue Fairy -- he gets me through these endless nights.
25
Oh, this is all so terribly not good.
16
Entertainment Weekly
Darkness Falls is like something salvaged from Stephen King's wastebasket.

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