(I) (2010)

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63
Tooth Fairy is cute. Which is to say that Dwayne Johnson is cute. How could anybody with the body of Arnold Schwarzenegger (circa 1984) and the smile of Cameron Diaz not be, especially when dressed -- albeit briefly -- in a pink tutu?
60
Dwayne Johnson's energetic performance enlivens an otherwise by-the-numbers family comedy.
58
British comic Stephen Merchant (Extras), exudes an easier charm as a goofy fairyland caseworker who harbors big dreams of his own.
50
There's no way I can recommend this movie to anyone much beyond the Tooth Fairy Believement Age, but I must testify it's pleasant and inoffensive, although the violence in the hockey games seems out of place.
50
Tooth Fairy would be substantially less likable without Johnson's native-born flair for self-abasement.
50
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
Sorry to disappoint anyone who saw the cast list of this film and presumed Julie Andrews was going to play the horrific serial killer Tooth Fairy from the Hannibal Lecter movies.
50
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
The comedy is so lame that the whole enterprise comes across as depressing.
40
Tooth Fairy's script -- which was written by five people -- is lousy, and the direction, by Michael Lembeck, is weak.
38
Tooth Fairy will make your teeth ache and your skin crawl.
38
Michael Lembeck directs with the subtlety of a sledgehammer, pounding every joke and cliche until they are flat, flat, flat.
10
The only apparent reason Tooth Fairy exists at all is to squeeze tough-guy ex-wrestler Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson into tights and a tutu. As comic ideas go, that doesn't stretch much further than the poster.

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