Elf

Elf

Elf

Christmas family-comedy from star Will Ferrell and director Jon Favreau. Tells the tale of young Buddy (Ferrell) who, as a child, falls into Santa's sack on Christmas Eve and is accidentally taken to the North Pole. There, he is raised as a toy-making elf by Santa's helpers, but as he grows into a man, he can't shake the nagging feeling that he doesn't belong. Buddy vows to visit Manhattan and find his real dad (James Caan), but doesn't expect to find love in the form of a department store employee (Zooey Deschanel).

2003Rating: PG97 minsUSA
ComedyKids & FamilyFantasy

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Time Out

Time Out

Some humour might sail over the heads of the very young, but there's a higher chuckle rate for the grown-ups than much dread 'family' fare.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

A charming, silly family Christmas movie more likely to spread real joy than migraine, indigestion and sugar shock.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

This is one of those rare Christmas comedies that has a heart, a brain and a wicked sense of humor, and it charms the socks right off the mantelpiece.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A breezily entertaining, perfectly cast family treat.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Ferrell's man-child invites sympathy and sniggers, making this amusing despite some flimsy plotting. Sight gags and a Santa-centred story should keep the kids happy, too.

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