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The Tooth Fairy (2010)



Critic Consensus: Dwayne Johnson brings the full force of his charm (and his appropriately pale chompers) to the title role, but flat direction and a committee-written script render The Tooth Fairy unacceptably dull.

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20th Century Fox presents this family comedy following a star hockey player's (Dwayne Johnson) temporary transformation into a full-fledged tooth fairy as penalty for discouraging a young fan. Director Michael Lembeck (The Santa Clause 2 and 3) helms the family comedy, based on a screenplay by veteran comedic writers Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel, with additional writing provided by Joshua Sternin and Jeffrey Ventimilia. Ashley Judd and Julie Andrews co-star in the Blumhouse and Mayhem Pictures production. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

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Ryan Sheckler
as Mick Donnelly
Dan Joffre
as Tooth Fairy #1
Ellie Harvie
as Permit Woman
Dale Wolfe
as Color Commentator
Lee Tichon
as Andreas
David Quinlan
as Gabe's Dad
Ron Toffolo
as Sports Reporter
Jill Morrison
as Shelter Cove Mom
Stephen Holmes
as Shelter Cove Dad
Alex Ferris
as Shelter Cove Kid
Steve Levy
as Himself
Rukiya Bernard
as Amnesia Woman
Osmond L. Bramble
as Amnesia Man
Maya Washington
as Amnesia Daughter
Candus Churchill
as Amnesia Grandma
Rudy Richards
as Amnesia Grandpa
Maya Mack
as Amnesia Granddaughter
B.J. Harrison
as Amnesia Aunt
Alvin Sanders
as Amnesia Uncle
Matt Ward
as Amnesia Nephew
Tanessa Holomon
as Amnesia Kid
Joanna Reid
as Amnesia Distant Cousin
Christina Schild
as Poltergeist Woman
Nicholas Carella
as Poltergeist Man
Derek Gilroy
as Crazed Fan
Brendan Beiser
as Teddy's Dad
Peter Kelamis
as Talent Show Teacher
John Kirincich
as Ref for Game #3
John Tench
as Inmate
Fiona Hogan
as Scared Woman
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Critic Reviews for The Tooth Fairy

All Critics (116) | Top Critics (41)

So, for adults, the best that can be said for Tooth Fairy is that it's funnier than the awful trailer.

August 23, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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.

June 3, 2010 | Rating: 2/5

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.

May 28, 2010 | Rating: 2/5

It has the plastic, disinfected aroma of something straight off the assembly line.

May 27, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Truth is, Tooth Fairy is a very decent family film -- cute but never sickly, funny but never smug -- that's an ideal half-term afternoon-killer.

May 27, 2010 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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.

May 25, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Tooth Fairy


Im starting to think that if Dwayne Johnson wants to be taken seriously as a hollywood actor that he should probably stay away from these kid movies. Yes this is a cute and amsusing movie as was The Game Plan but they truly are children movies. Good cast,slightly amusing but its not that great!

Film Crazy
Film Crazy

Super Reviewer

'Feeling good' kind of movie with some heart-breaking scenes that encourage us to not stop dreaming and believing. They are good! Dwayne Johnson is marvelous in this funny movie. A movie that should be watch by anyone who stop believing in dreams.

Nadira Irdiana
Nadira Irdiana

Super Reviewer

There's one reason I had much interest in seeing this to begin with: The Rock is in it, and I'd thoroughly enjoyed every movie I'd seen him in. I still had to think about it, because the trailers made it seem so childish and silly, from what I remembered. As I often do with films (and other things in life in general), I found out I was wrong. This movie has several parts that'll make you laugh, and it has what most films of this type also have: good moral lessons to be reminded of, and inspiring parts (like when The Rock makes up with the family and when he scores his first goal in 9 seasons). So it's really nothing new, but I'm a fool for feel-good movies and drama films that work, which this one does. The streak of Dwayne Johnson films I like continues...and don't judge the film or make assumptions of what you'd think of it before you see it!

Jason Owens
Jason Owens

Super Reviewer

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