Crystal Fairy Synopsis
Jamie's devil-may-care journey becomes a battle of wills with an eccentric woman.
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Film.com

By Jordan Hoffman
It is a shaggy dog road movie, and a drug-hazy one at that, but beneath the silliness and character-based gags, Crystal Fairy is, I feel,...
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80

NPR

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On their own, Crystal and Jamie might be two of the worst road-trip companions imaginable; when one gets going, it's easy to identify with...
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80

Salon.com

By Andrew O'Hehir
It leaves you with provocative questions and memorable images rather than neatly wrapped answers, and with that feeling of imprecise...
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80

Village Voice

By Alan Scherstuhl
The film is often beautiful and appealingly light. Every clear-eyed insight into why pushy people insist on pushing is matched by loose...
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75

The Playlist

By Cory Everett
One of the most satisfying things about Crystal Fairy is that even though the lead character prefers to keep an ironic distance from...
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75

RogerEbert.com

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The result is a movie that ambles and takes its time, never revealing where it's going.
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75

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
A minor revelation.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Cera, still one of a kind and still making us love him for it (Arrested Development – yes!), never flinches. Jamie is impossible to like....
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70

The Dissolve

By Scott Tobias
Even with shaggy, semi-improvised projects like Crystal Fairy, there’s a need for some kind of conclusion, and Silva devises one that’s...
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Bill Stamets
Chilean writer-director Sebastian Silva re-creates a youthful road trip with a head trip at the end in Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus,...
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Rated NR
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Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 17 & under Offbeat, well-acted dramedy about search for hallucinogen.
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