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Year
2003
Runtime
97 min.
Director
Jon Favreau
Genres
Comedy, Fantasy, Family
Rating *
6.9
Votes *
114,355
Checks
42,688
Favs
1,468
Dislikes
507
Favs/checks
3.4% (1:29)
Favs/dislikes
3:1
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  1. benjiman's avatar

    benjiman

    Uh oh. It looks like 470 people need to sing a Christmas Carol! 2 years 4 months ago
  2. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Elf has some interesting things going for it, but blows at least some of them for gags involving Will Farrell man-child comedy. The North Pole's retro Rankin-Bass look and animal sidekicks, for example, fall flat and serve no purpose. If the film paid tribute more overtly to other holiday classics, there might be something to it. As it is, it's in the same vein as The Santa Clause (though in reverse), a sometimes sweet, fish out of water story with a cute lead character who ends up saving Christmas with spirit and sincerity. Now if only Buddy the (adopted human) Elf didn't have to be so dumb as well. Being raised as an elf has apparently stunted his development to the point where he acts like a silly 6-year-old basically, and a little of that goes a long way. I'll call it inoffensive and leave it at that. 2 years 4 months ago
  3. menenia's avatar

    menenia

    Had no expectations to this one, was pleasently surprised. A good, warm and cheerful Christmas movie with a really great performance by Will Ferrel! 6 years 5 months ago
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