Elf

Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 38 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 38
  2. Negative: 2 out of 38

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Critic Reviews

  1. I was looking forward to something a tad more satirical than this Hallmark card of a movie, which plugs innocence and goodness like they’re going out of style.
  2. The first and possibly the last Will Ferrell star vehicle. It's a clumsy, tedious ride that wears out its welcome as it wears out the seat of your pants and the circulation in your lower limbs.
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 321 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 56 out of 67
  2. Negative: 4 out of 67
  1. Jan 14, 2012
    10
    GREAT FILM! it was funny and a perfect christmas movie to watch some parts of the movie are just too funny. Will Ferrell plays the part of elfGREAT FILM! it was funny and a perfect christmas movie to watch some parts of the movie are just too funny. Will Ferrell plays the part of elf really well. Full Review »
  2. Dec 18, 2015
    8
    Hilarious Christmas movie for kids and adults. There's a lot to enjoy, but above all, the Crown Jewel of the movie is Will Ferrell'sHilarious Christmas movie for kids and adults. There's a lot to enjoy, but above all, the Crown Jewel of the movie is Will Ferrell's delightfully manic performance. He was energetic and quirky with priceless facial expressions and just as witty and likeable as you'd expect from him. The movie successfully avoids dipping into schmaltzy and sentimental territory like most Christmas movies do and the whole cast seem to be having fun. Overall, this is a fun, memorable Christmas movie that deserves a spot among the classics. Full Review »
  3. May 3, 2015
    9
    one of my favorite Christmas film ever I just love it. this movie is funny if your an adult or a kid the charters where good and the storyone of my favorite Christmas film ever I just love it. this movie is funny if your an adult or a kid the charters where good and the story was wired but it was still good. Full Review »