Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 24
  2. Negative: 10 out of 24
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  1. Reviewed by: Lael Loewenstein
    Scores a goal for kids and adults alike.
  2. 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?
  3. Reviewed by: Ethan Alter
    Dwayne Johnson's energetic performance enlivens an otherwise by-the-numbers family comedy.
  4. Reviewed by: Missy Schwartz
    British comic Stephen Merchant (Extras), exudes an easier charm as a goofy fairyland caseworker who harbors big dreams of his own.
  5. The comedy is so lame that the whole enterprise comes across as depressing.
  6. Focus. Tooth Fairy isn't as bad as you may have feared. It's not all that good, either, but at least it's possible to sit through it and hold down your popcorn.
  7. 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.
  8. Reviewed by: Amy Biancolli
    Tooth Fairy would be substantially less likable without Johnson's native-born flair for self-abasement.
  9. 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.
  10. 42
    For a bad, broad comedy, Tooth Fairy boasts a surprising number of positives. Which isn’t to say that it’s good, but it could be much, much worse.
  11. Tooth Fairy's script -- which was written by five people -- is lousy, and the direction, by Michael Lembeck, is weak.
  12. Watching the first half-hour of Tooth Fairy is like reaching into a grab bag of novelties, as the movie unveils its tricks... After that, the wit more or less evaporates, replaced by bloated sentimentality and clumsy plot exposition.
  13. Strictly for 6 year olds, this uninspired, one-joke comedy is full of too many misfired gags and weak comic setups to cross over to anyone whose head reaches above the seat back.
  14. Reviewed by: Tim Grierson
    Johnson seems perfectly happy coasting through bland mediocrities. It used to be that his former career as a wrestler was his biggest obstacle to becoming a Hollywood star--now, it appears to be laziness.
  15. 38
    That Disney touch (which even Disney has trouble replicating) is missing. Even the hockey is unconvincing.
  16. The poster’s the funniest thing about the project: Johnson, sporting a pair of fairy wings larger than his forearms, glaring at the camera.
  17. Michael Lembeck directs with the subtlety of a sledgehammer, pounding every joke and cliche until they are flat, flat, flat.
  18. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    Tooth Fairy will make your teeth ache and your skin crawl.
  19. Reviewed by: Josh Levin
    In the hierarchy of things that creep into your house, the tooth fairy ranks somewhere beneath Santa Claus and above the Formosan termite.
  20. How many screenwriters does it take to screw in this dim bulb? Five – no joke – and another one credited with “story by.”
  21. 25
    For what it’s worth, Tooth Fairy is a somehow dimmer cousin of those Tim Allen “Santa Clause’’ movies.
  22. 25
    Charmless and underdeveloped knockoff of "The Santa Clause."
  23. Reviewed by: Aaron Hillis
    Hollow as a cavity.
  24. Reviewed by: Scott Tobias
    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.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 47 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 15
  2. Negative: 7 out of 15
  1. Nov 6, 2011
    Painful as taking out your first tooth...
  2. RustyS
    Jan 26, 2010
    Finally, a role perfect for The Rock!
  3. WilliamB.
    Jan 26, 2010
    A fun movie, full of humor and pathos.