• Elf (2003)


Release Date: October 9th, 2003

PG |1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary

After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity.

Cast: Zooey Deschanel , Will Ferrell , Peter Dinklage , Mary Steenburgen , James Caan

Director: Jon Favreau

Genres: Comedy , Family , Fantasy , Romance

Production Co: New Line Cinema,Gold/Miller Productions,Mosaic Media Group,Shawn Danielle Productions Ltd.,Guy Walks into a Bar Productions

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    While the words "instant holiday classic" might be pushing it, Elf is at the very least a breezily entertaining, perfectly cast family treat. show more

  • 100
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    It's a terrific movie, smart and funny enough to hold up at any time of year. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    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. Even the unexpected casting is on the money. show more

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