For 1,706 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ken Fox's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Iraq in Fragments
Lowest review score: 0 Superhero Movie
Score distribution:
1,706 movie reviews
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    The film is virtually wall-to-wall music with very little commentary -- it's obvious that, given the chance, these musicians would much rather play than talk.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    The film is filled with humor, compassion and cajones, and never once glosses over the fact that these guys are prickly personalities who can sometimes act like jerks. There are also a few tears, but remarkably, not a single one is shed in pity.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    A grim and deliciously twisted Gothic chiller from the dark side of sunny Down Under.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Solid and engrossing melodrama.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Refreshingly serious look at young women whose relative freedom doesn't mean they're particularly free.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Not much happens on the surface of Hou Hsiao Hsien's latest film...Nevertheless, it can break your heart.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Austrian auteur Barbara Albert uses complex mathematics, chaos theory and the music of Dutch pop sensation A-Ha to explore the connections that link a group of disparate characters.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    The very definition of sentimental overload. It's also impossible to resist.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    This warm, ultimately poignant film hoes its own row, and proves once again the diversity and vitality of contemporary Argentine film.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    This hilariously low-key film is punctuated by inspired wish-fulfillment fantasy sequences filled with pro-Palestinian imagery that would be taboo in a western film.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    There's enough information packed into Paul Devlin's documentary about the woes besieging the former Soviet republic of Georgia for two movies.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Using long takes, largely improvised dialogue and an increasingly out-of-joint time frame, Van Sant chronicles the final hours of fictional but Cobain-like rock star Blake.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Sectioned neatly into chapters with titles like "Mon petit frere" and "Ma mere," the film is perhaps a little too rigid, even by the conventions of road movies.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    This strange and beautifully expressive film set in a remote Mexican canyon has nothing whatsoever to do with Japan, but its themes are as universal as they come.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    The subject matter is certainly controversial -- it's not every day that we see a sympathetic portrayal of a pedophile -- but Cuesta avoids the taint of salaciousness, thanks in large part to a brilliant performance from Cox.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Even adventurous moviegoers who are familiar with Bruno Dumont's previous features...may be taken aback by the intensity of this shocker.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Masharawi's use of actual footage of clogged roadblocks and scary police actions bring a topical immediacy to his film, but it also asks an important question about the relevance of art during a time of crisis.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    The film is filled with a languid air of decadence and decay, and a touching sympathy for people whose lives are crushed in the shadows of progress.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Peralta includes amazing archival footage to demonstrate just how far surfing in general permeated American popular culture, but also narrows his focus to follow the evolution of the surfboard itself.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    The situation in these former republics may indeed be dire, but it's a breeding ground for exciting cinema.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Adapted from Kirsty Gunn's acclaimed novel, New Zealand director Christine Jeff's debut feature is a small masterpiece of atmosphere.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    This smart spoof of film noir and filmmaking is very clever and riotously funny.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    With virtually no music and very little expository dialogue, this is one of the rare films with enough faith in moviegoers to let them figure things out for themselves.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    You could hardly ask for more from a historical spectacle: Silly wigs, plunging décolletage, lavish banquets in ornate halls, a stirring score from Ennio Morricone and witty dialogue by Tom Stoppard.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Denis dispenses with most of Melville's hefty Christian symbolism in favor of the story's other great theme -- repressed homoerotic desire.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Excellent performances from Jacqueline Bisset and Martha Plimpton grace this deeply touching melodrama.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Mesmerizing.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    A bold, vibrant piece of filmmaking.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Informative and richly illustrated documentary.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    It's an excellent introduction to a man whose thoughts on war, peace and dissent have become increasingly influential in ever more confusing times.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Populated by a great ensemble cast and oozing a grubby sort of charm.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Old family secrets and fresh entanglements snake through the intricate plot like the tendrils of a particularly poisonous strain of ivy that flourishes only in the hot-house atmosphere of tiny towns, whatever the outside temperature.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Thick with sexual intrigue and characters who only reveal themselves over time, this subtle mystery unfolds like something a kinder Neil LaBute might have cooked up earlier in his career.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    A frighteningly good horror movie with enough solid scares to freeze the blood of ardent fans and newcomers alike.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    The sad fact is that this comprehensive and compassionate documentary about the hottest of the "hot-button" topics - gay marriage - probably won't change one's mind
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    However intriguing from a theoretical perspective, this gorgeously shot film is first and foremost and purely sensual experience. Filled with the sights and sounds of Rio of a bygone era, the whole thing virtually pulses with excitement.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    French director Helene Angel's dark but deftly handled fable about familial violence has a terrifying, fairy-tale atmosphere that's in perfect keeping with its unique point of view.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    It's a humbling way of life, and one that, as Varda discovers in this wonderful, 80-minute essay, has survived in surprising ways.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    This is pulp with smarts and a social conscience.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    An exciting dramatization of the strange events that marked the turning of the legal tide against Big Tobacco, and a particularly dark moment in the annals of CBS News.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Warm, funny and often brutally honest profile of an aging divorcee and her three very different daughters.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    It's a great part for a great actor and Cheadle does a magnificent job turning this living legend back into flawed, flesh-and-blood reality.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    The rogue feminism of "Thelma and Louise," mix in some of "Rock 'N' Roll High School" punk-rock energy.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    A sprawling, semi-biographical account of two real-life filmmakers who both found work during darkest days the German occupation.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Shot on reverse film, poet-turned-director Lukas Moodyson's debut feature has a grainy, immediate feel that nicely enhances the story's emotional honesty.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Simply and eloquently articulates the tangled feelings of particular New Yorkers deeply touched by an unprecedented tragedy.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    A hoot and a half.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    The almost supernatural turn which Kim's lovely film takes during its final act, however, is totally unexpected, and just one reason why Kim ranks as one of the most justly celebrated talents in contemporary Korean cinema.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    If a year in the life of a university department head doesn't sound like the stuff of a riveting documentary, please allow this stirring film by husband and wife filmmakers Bob Connolly and Robin Anderson to change your mind.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Greenebaum manages to portray old-age as a condition with its own peculiar beauty and considerable grace.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    In the end it all comes down to Mitchell. She turns in a truly harrowing performance that will leave you shaking.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    The excuse given here that Gerron couldn't resist one last opportunity to direct, even under the most grotesque circumstances, is really no excuse at all.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    A rare, unexpected treat.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Bakan's arguments are buttressed by entertaining clips culled from commercials, industrial films and, appropriately, monster movies.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    With his sure handling of this thriller's switchback plot and hairpin turns, Hideo Nakata confirms his mastery of genre material in the wake of his phenomenally successful "Ring."
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    The excellently translated subtitles retain the wit and flavor of the brisk, at times even hardboiled, dialogue.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    A powerful anti-war film.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    It does get K-Mart to pull handgun and assault ammunition from their shelves after two Columbine survivors show up at corporate headquarters with Moore's camera crew in tow and bullets bought for 13 cents apiece at a K-Mart store still embedded in their bodies.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    While far from her best work, this accessible, emotionally involving domestic drama nevertheless serves as a welcome introduction.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    It highlights a still shadowy moment in the creation of Pakistan that saw the abduction of nearly 100,000 Sikh and Muslim women in both India and Pakistan.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Funny without out ever making fun, Vardalos mixes elements of ethnic stand-up, Cinderella romance and Bridget Loves Bernie-style situation comedy, all grounded in something very real.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    At heart an emotionally rich look at mothers and their daughters.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    A moving look at the choices parents make on their children's behalf, and the reasons behind those choices.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Not to be missed.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    One
    A moody, beautifully acted character piece.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    The terrific soundtrack, which includes the Only Ones' "Another Girl, Another Planet" and New Order's most excellent "Temptation," is heavily weighted towards the '80s, which is exactly as it should be.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    A well-crafted potboiler from start to finish.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    At just under 80 minutes, Gluck's film would make a perfect double bill with "Trembling Before G-d," Sandi Simcha DuBowski's acclaimed documentary about gay Orthodox Jews who, like Gluck, have found themselves caught between their love for their religious heritage and all the secular possibilities they could no longer ignore.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    History has since overtaken Ponfilly's film, which now more than ever seems like but one chapter in a much larger story -- the ongoing tragedy of Afghanistan -- and a tragic tribute to all that might have been.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    The reality of the situation and the nightmarish consequences they suggest, however, are frighteningly real.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Features a first-rate voice cast and state-of-the-art animation that's nothing short of miraculous.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    He's (Mann) a solid historian and this film is full of fascinating facts, but he's a cultural critic at heart, and a good one at that.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    The strangest thing about writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson's unusual romantic comedy is how much of it is based on a true story.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Imagine "The Full Monty" without any of the feel-good uplift, and you'd be pretty close to capturing what this bitter -- and often bitterly funny -- film from Spain is all about.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Overall, the filmmakers are a little too reverent -- it would have been interesting to hear Derrida respond to criticism leveled against deconstruction as an academic methodology -- but then again, they're not entirely in control here.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    But for all the divine touches, FH is no Jesus, or even his son: He's just another wide-eyed American Adam on the road again, a dazed and confused Huck Finn of the highways.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Flashing by like images in a flip book, these protean forms appear to dance a cosmic quadrille set to the music of the spheres.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    With its artfully artless hand-held cinematography, haphazard focus, non-diegetic dialogue and what sounds like a largely improvised script, Thraves's film is all about style, but contains a surprising amount of substance.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    It's filled with great footage of what must have been a wild time behind the Iron Curtain, and the music itself speaks volumes.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Or
    Israeli director Keren Yedaya's remarkable debut feature, which won the 2004 Cannes Film Festival Camera d'Or, is a powerful study of a teenager's willingness to do anything to save her mother, a Tel Aviv prostitute who may be well beyond salvation.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Alternately accessible and obscure, the film is almost too rich to digest at one sitting, but even if experiencing this remarkable films means latching onto just a few of its myriad ideas, it's still a richly rewarding encounter.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Filled with some of the most powerful poetry and shattering images ever to come out of warfare.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Evokes feelings of fascination and heartbreak, as well as a sense of disbelief.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Warm and frequently very funny, Argentine director Carlos Sorin's third feature weaves together three story lines into one road-tripping adventure that's a joy ride from beginning to end.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    It's an ideal collaboration: A stylish director desperately seeking substance transforms the first, somewhat flat novel of a promising young writer into powerful and brutally honest film about a highly controversial subject.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Generations of healthy spirits were twisted and deformed by the good Sisters of Mercy, all in the name of salvation.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    More reminiscent of Hitchcock's progeny than of the master's own films, Cedric Kahn's intelligently menacing thriller combines Brian DePalma's sexy style with the ice-cold cool tone of Claude Chabrol and the sense of mounting panic George Sluizer exploited in "The Vanishing."
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Only the heavy stylization mitigates some highly artificial plot contrivances, and the final photo montage of America's poor, while no doubt exciting to Von Trier the provocateur, is maddeningly oblique.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    (Valli) brings an ethnographer's eye for detail to a plot that amounts to little more than the good old generation gap.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Dabbed with sentimental touches, the film nevertheless avoids facile victim psychologizing and pulls no punches.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    It's a fascinating film that manages to touch on subjects as diverse as mental illness and what's wrong with the record industry, set to brilliant music by the one of the best bands you've probably never heard.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Aside from a little eleventh-hour pseudo-mysticism about death and the weight of the soul, the story is really little more than a unusually gripping thriller.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Trapero again proves himself a master of mood, evoking the gritty, workaday world of contemporary Argentina that helped establish him as one of the most important young directors of the new Argentine cinema.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    While probably not suitable for the wee ones, older kids and most adults will love this exciting and heartfelt adventure of one boy's survival during the darkest days of post-war Europe.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Staunton is phenomenal - she barely speaks throughout the entire last third of the film, but the power of her posture and distraught expressions are enough to break your heart.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Set in Paris in 1975, this sensitive, low-key film is another exquisitely crafted volume in French director Benoit Jacquot's collection of films about young Frenchwomen at pivotal points in their lives.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    There are a few weak spots -- the ending could have used some fine tuning -- but otherwise its a solid sleeper: unassuming, unexpected and wholly entertaining.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    It's a surprisingly uplifting experience, and in the end, unmistakably a Kiarostami film.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    This seemingly placid community is slowly revealed to be tangle of interpersonal relationships defined by that essential rift that divides those who summer at the beach and those who remain behind at season's end.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    The film unfolds like a thriller: The plot moves so inexorably toward its tragic conclusion you can almost hear the clock ticking.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Rarely has the argument against the death penalty been made so articulately, or so poignantly.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Even more astonishing that the superb acting is the simple fact that director Gianni Amelio has managed to craft a touching tale of a father reunited with his disabled son without the slightest whiff of sentimentality.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Each scene is beautifully written and exquisitely shot, and the sum total is an unusually perceptive picture of urban loneliness.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    This excellent film, which is both uplifting and troubling, also makes crystal clear what Peter gradually gives up in order to fit in as best he can: His culture.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Narrated by Lily Tomlin and featuring a bevy of in-the-know interviews, this exceptionally entertaining documentary from filmmaker Craig Highberger shines the footlights on Jackie Curtis, an Andy Warhol superstar who transcended the Factory scene and proved to be rather exceptional himself.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Ferociously entertaining.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    The film is not without its share of awkward moments, but as an insightful critique of "Girl Culture" and the mounting war over the hearts and minds of adolescent girls that's currently being waged in the media, it's mandatory viewing.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Occasionally melodramatic, it's also extremely effective.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Makes for a great story.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Anderson pulls it off, thanks in large part to his witty writing, punchy editing and a likable supporting cast.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    It offers a rare opportunity to watch a world-class playwright bringing one of his own works to life; rarer still, Almereyda puts his notoriously reticent subjects so sufficiently at ease that they actually sit down and discuss their craft.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    The film is as beautiful as it is unpredictable.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Oddly, once removed from the museum setting and strung together into an hourlong feature, it's Maddin's most cohesive narrative.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    From its ominous opening to its spectacular climactic stunt, the hypnotic precursor to director Tom Tykwer's "Run Lola Run" is a quieter but creepier affair.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    The cast is wonderful, the soundtrack features a well-chosen array of bouncy period pop tunes, and Graeme Wood's cinematography makes the most of the stately beauty of the dish itself.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Even if you're feeling a little numbed by the spate of films dealing with 9/11, make an exception for this important documentary.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    This film exposes a more insidious kind of exploitation, one far more difficult to detect.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Ostensibly about artificial life forms, each of these four short, expertly crafted stories offers a poignant perspective on what it means to be human.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Where this still vital series was once about what sets us apart, it now seems to be turning towards the things that, in the end, render us all equal.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    If watching devout churchgoers pray to Jesus before a static camera sounds like the dullest idea ever for a documentary, think again: This might be the most fun you've ever had in church.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    It's a gripping, understated thriller with a solid emotional undercurrent that builds to an unexpectedly moving denouement.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    A grim neo-noir thriller.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Forgoing any voice-over commentary, these now-familiar images regain their original power to shock with the sheer enormity of the event.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    An illuminating depiction of Islamic women that is entirely at odds with what we are often lead to believe.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    A touching coming-of-age story from Sweden, made interesting by the fact that the protagonist is a lonely, middle-aged farmer rather than an adolescent.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Haroun and cinematographer Abraham Haile Biru carefully frame their characters with a painterly elegance that is at times truly startling.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Fascinating documentary.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    "Survivor" meets "Cinema Paradiso"in this wonderfully entertaining documentary about a film fanatic's quest to bring Hollywood movies to a remote South Sea island.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Too bad that Romanek feels compelled to tie it all up with a banal pop psych explanation that offers an all-too simplistic solution to an otherwise uncommonly complex thriller.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    The filmmakers' attempts come to terms with a recent catastrophe of indeterminate meaning but global consequences are often fascinating.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Sensitive and expertly acted crowd-pleaser that isn't above a little broad comedy and a few unabashedly sentimental tears.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Warm and thoughtful tale.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Its brightly colored surfaces and chirpy, picaresque tone notwithstanding, filmmaker Ra'anan Alexandrowciz's first feature is a scathing condemnation of the rampant venality he perceives as having gripped his country.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Powerful, documentary-style drama draws on the real-life experiences of "at risk" teenage girls.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Looks very much like a documentary: It's grainy and raw, and Seidl's actors -- a mix of actors and non-professionals -- are often unglamorously posed under what appears to be natural light.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    It's almost inconceivable how Glass could have gotten away with so much, but the movie makes a convincing case for how Glass used office politics, the good faith of his editors and his own personal charisma to get away with the worst offenses a journalist could commit.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    The film is beautifully told and superbly acted. More importantly, Paul Laverty's screenplay goes along way toward showing how the traditionalism that can turn a community inward on itself is often a response to racism, and in that sense the film's timing couldn't have been any better.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    It's a fascinating story teeming with pride, arrogance, greed and overweening hubris, and Gibney attempts to give it all an added dimension by finding the archetypes of Greek tragedy among the sleazy deals and Ponzi-scheme financing.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Beautifully filmed, but extremely painful examination of the African slave trade takes a difficult position: Rather than focusing on the white European superstructure, Ivory Coast director Roger Gnoan M'bala focuses on African complicity in the capture and selling of African people.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Powerfully acted, intensely carnal drama.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    When she's not babbling about the weird symbological system that rules her personal cosmos Imelda is an entertaining storyteller, vividly describing a life that became a national embarrassment and a camp legend.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    An intelligent and very funny satire about the bloody game of American politics.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Fessenden uses an unsettling mix of montage, time-lapse photography and animation to create an atmosphere of great, unknowable menace that closely approximates the haunted spirit of Algeron Blackwood's unforgettable tale "The Wendigo." These hills are indeed alive.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    As a visual counterpart to some of the most sublime verse ever written, it's often thrilling.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Anyone lucky enough to have lived within broadcast range of Rodney Bingenheimer's radio show on L.A.'s KROQ during the late '70s had a privileged upbringing, whether or not they realized it at the time.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Marker revisited (the film) in 1993 after the fall of the Soviet Union: He trimmed an hour and added a remarkably prescient coda: "Terrorism has replaced Communism as the ultimate evil."
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Thoughtful look at the itinerant street musicians of Paris.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Bertuccelli's heartfelt film affords a unique peek into the hearts and minds of a generation who, after having been awakened from the lie they'd been living all their lives, must now face the aftermath of an entire nation's failure.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Though it clearly explicates the problem, the film is by no means a straightforward documentary.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    A moody, subtle drama that has more in common with the tragedy of "Endless Love" than "Where The Boys Are."
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Under the candy coating and girl group soundtrack, the film acknowledges some hard truths about women and education that haven't changed much since the '60s. But it never loses sight of having a good time, and the girls are great.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Powerful and startlingly unsentimental.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Like so many true stories, Comes' lacks the clarity and comforting resolution of fiction
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    A fascinating fictional documentary.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    We only experience the horror of the genocide through several layers of artifice -- first Saroyan's, then Egoyan's own -- a sad acknowledgement that with each story told, we're drawn that much further from the truth.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    "We're not that different, but we're different from what you think we are," says 16-year-old Ebony, and no playwright could have said it better.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Swank's nuanced performance is remarkable and it's a powerful film.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Edward Klosinski's staid cinematography lends the film a feeling of late summer languor, a deceptive calm before a terrible storm. The spare, evocative piano soundtrack is by John Cale.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    A truly trangressive film as unsettling as it is psychologically acute.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Think of it as a dark, suspenseful scenario penned by Joseph Conrad and designed by Toulouse-Lautrec and Auguste Renoir, and jump right in.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Makhmalbaf shot this film under extremely difficult circumstances, and it sometimes shows; but it's still an important achievement.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    A sweet and surprisingly unconventional look at the changing definition of family in contemporary Japan.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    The tragedy of modern Tibet haunts this otherwise lighthearted tale of life inside a Buddhist monastery-in-exile.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Everything about Takashi Miike's brilliant and blood-soaked crime thriller comes as a shock.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Christopher Browne's fun, surprisingly exciting film probably won't convert anyone convinced that bowling is something you do while downing fish sticks and beer. But it may teach them a newfound respect for the sport's champions.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    A beautiful, slow-motion melodrama.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    In a rare and inspiring example of the way art can both reflect and alleviate human suffering, photojournalist Zana Briski's wrenching documentary traces her valiant use of photography to help children trapped in one of the most wretched places on earth.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    The subject may be familiar to those who happened to catch the 1998 documentary "Port of Last Resort," but this remarkable true story certainly bears repeating.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    The surprisingly tragic climax may make it rough going for kids too young to grasp the film's comforting message.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Wahlberg, whose Bobby is the kind of guy who enters a room gun first, swinging a can of a gasoline, is the glue that holds everything together; he's perfectly cast and has never given a more persuasive performance.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Im distinguishes what might have otherwise been a standard Hollywood biopic through his use of exquisitely composed shots that could have been imagined by Jang himself.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    It's Norton who makes the film such an enlightening experience, and he's mesmerizing.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Not just an engaging melodrama that explores the class conflict and sexual mores of feudal Japan, but a work of extraordinary beauty; you could literally hang any random frame on the wall and call it art. No doubt the master would have been pleased.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Perry's careful juxtaposition of images showing the town's sad present with footage of what it's long ceased to be is positively haunting.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Short on action but heavy on ambiance, and the cumulative effect packs a whopper if you're willing to stop and think about it. Penn, never one to opt for action over thought, clearly expects that his audience will.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Warm and utterly beguiling fable.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    The film is a trifle long too long for its rather slim mystery, but in face of so much beauty and invention that's a small quibble.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Hoch's very funny satire on racial stereotyping cuts both ways.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    If the sign of good documentary is its ability to enthrall you regardless of your prior interest in the subject, then Stacy Peralta's hugely entertaining film earns high marks.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    This ultra-stylish film is far more interested in exploring its own central image -- the camera -- than the forensic minutia of the mystery.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Exceptionally satisfying and enormously entertaining.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Irwin's film comes as a bracing reminder of what punk was once all about, and will hopefully serve as an inspiration for better bands to come.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    A gentle, offbeat drama that hails the arrival of a new talent in writer-director Eric Mendelsohn, and bids a poignant farewell to a uniquely gifted actress, the late Madeline Kahn.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    In an outstanding ensemble, Spall is particularly good.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    A psychologically acute profile of one teenaged girl obsessed with leading what she thinks of as normal life.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    That this handsome, three-hour extravaganza coheres at all is a small miracle; that it actually leaves you wanting more is a major one.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Fans of the genre are in for a wickedly entertaining treat.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    "There is no antidote for the human bomb," one Sri Lankan official flatly states, but Ziv's film offers a number of important insights into a phenomenon that's only gaining momentum.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Dong shows how intolerance has the power to deform families, then tear them apart. At 75 minutes, the film is too short; each story deserves a full hour of its own.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    The film draws careful parallels between orthodoxies and in his own quiet way, Masud, a devout Muslim, level his critique at repressive political regimes and religious doctrines, and those who dangerously confuse one with the other.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Longley has constructed a remarkably coherent, horrifically vivid snapshot of those turbulent days.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    This winning comedy joyfully embraces every possible permutation of love; cupid, it turns out, is indeed blind, and doesn't care much about gender either.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Hypnotic film.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    A welcome introduction to yet another facet of an artist who continues to beguile well into her seventies.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    More high - but strangely touching - weirdness from acclaimed Japanese auteur Kiyoshi Kurosawa.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Remarkable film.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Surprisingly intimate, full of sly humor and, believe it or not, an odd sort of tenderness.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    It's not only sexy, clever and well-acted by a fine cast of mostly TV actors, but it's also a grown-up comedyabout honest-to-God grown ups.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Wood's drama packs an emotional gut-punch that's all the more devastating for its being rooted in a dreadful historical reality.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    A move that would be hilariously absurd if it weren't so scary.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Hamer perfectly captures that post-WWII spirit of better living through science by positioning streamlined Swedish cars and hump-backed trailers against the timeless Norwegian landscape.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    For many, the soundtrack to this beautifully shot film will probably mark their first encounter with Traore and the intoxicating sounds of his unique brand of Malian blues. Chances are it won't be their last.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    By the end, it should be perfectly clear just why Cho is so loved by so many different types of people. Raunchy though her material is, it embraces all comers, regardless of gender, sexuality, race or ethnicity. And it's never been sharper — or funnier — than it is here.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Funny, sexy and very cleverly done.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    The most affecting parts of this film are its quieter, character-driven moments, and it's beautifully acted; if there is indeed an "Argentinean New Wave" afoot, Brédice might be its Anna Karina.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    An unexpectedly warm valentine to the solitary joy of reading in an increasingly post-literate age. It's also a gripping mystery yarn involving obsession, a long-forgotten book and a shadowy author who appears to have vanished off the face of the Earth.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    There's terrific chemistry between Perez and Auteuil.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Moviegoers expecting a conventional sci-fi fantasy will be disappointed; Haneke never explains the vague disaster, nor does he offer any definitive solution.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    This modest film delivers a simple but powerful message:... the real work of creating a lasting peace must be done on an personal level, one individual at a time.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    With its quiet pacing and dry-as-a-bone wit, the film strongly recalls the deadpan comedies of Jim Jarmusch or early Hal Hartley, but it gradually reveals a welcome new sensibility, one that's entirely McCarthy's own.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Achieves what Hollywood never quite gets right: a tense and timely thriller that also serves as a political and a moral allegory.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    This smart political thriller gets pulses pounding with no pyrotechnics and only one car crash. And it's a doozy.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    This is a smart and splendidly decorated rethinking of Anna Leonowens's famous chronicle
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    It's a lovely tribute to an extraordinary talent whose music might have been forgotten, and you really couldn't ask for a more beautiful soundtrack.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Brimming with ideas, aphorisms, diatribes, film clips and even bits of a story, the film's a gorgeous muddle that somehow manages to leave one both baffled and deeply satisfied.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Stephens has a gentle touch and an unflagging sense of humor, but this is Rue's show: She's a natural with a million-dollar smile who deserves to escape TV land for more interesting work.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Beautifully shot and lushly scored, this may be one of the least P.C. love stories ever filmed. But it's one of the most deeply felt.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Harrowing but enormously empathetic.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Breillat also offers sharp insights into the love-hate relationship between directors and actors.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    The story the film has to tell is an outrage, but it never devolves into a sputtering tirade.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Fanciful and highly entertaining docudrama.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    An effectively macabre and fiendishly entertaining tale of lust, unrequited love and the fine art of taxidermy.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Grisly, yes, but it's all done in fun; having tried his hardest to shock audiences with his previous films, it now appears Miike simply wants to entertain, and he pulls out all the stops.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    As complex as the issue it tackles.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Rough, breathless adaptation of Fernando Vallejo's ferociously sardonic novel.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    The case is a convincing one, and should give anyone with a conscience reason to pause.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    It's an old story, but at a time when high-school-aged athletes are wooed away from real-life with staggering, multi-million dollar endorsement deals, it's one that bears repeating.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Long expert at unforgettable characterizations, Techine turns his talents toward creating an evocative sense of time and mood.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    A sleek and sublimely deadpan comedy of Japanese corporate manners.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Beautifully shot on location in Kenya and filled with touching, almost magical moments, Link's film has been nominated for the 2002 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language film.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Meng's film, which uses a fairly sophisticated flashback structure to reveal the secrets of Ah Na's past in China, touches on a number of very serious subjects: the business of illegal immigration, the exploitation of "aliens" and the treatment of people with AIDS in China. But it's also filled with touches of humor.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    A torrid and surprisingly cinematic chamber piece.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Fictional but frighteningly realistic.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    The movie more than compensates for its biographical deficiencies with thrilling footage of a recent reunion concert which finds the Funk Brothers still in top form.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    No one can quite capture that decay -- the guilty conscience that can freeze the blood of even the most reputable of France's bourgeois families -- better than Chabrol, and this the master at his best.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Both Hesses and a surprisingly large number of their very talented cast and crew are graduates of Brigham Young University's film program: Could BYU one day join the esteemed ranks of USC and NYU?
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Like his intrepid hero, theater-turned-film director Ekachai Uekrongtham never misses an opportunity to brighten an otherwise ordinary palette with just a bit more color.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    It's a fascinating, infuriating story, and despite the fact that Greenstreet occasionally wanders off subject it's a brave and highly commendable effort that's chock-full of chilling moments.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    For all its crime-story elements, this richly colored, beautifully shot film is really a story of the friendship between Singer and the kid he calls ZigZag, a relationship made all the more poignant by the fact that Singer is very sick.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Serious stuff indeed, but the film is also rich with humor -- most of it courtesy of the always-excellent Greene -- and ends with an act of vandalism as shocking as it is exhilarating.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    While this extraordinary, 90-minute film -- culled from over 10 hours of footage -- offers few revelations about Hitler's private life, it provides a fascinating glimpse into the psychology of a follower who remained blindly obedient until the bitter end.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    You won't see anything quite like it from any other filmmaker working today.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Béart and Berling are both superb, while Huppert -- imperious as a woman who turns her world into a moral prison to prove a point -- is magnificent.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    All three actresses are simply dazzling, particularly Balk, who's finally been given a part worthy of her considerable talents.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Hoch's considerable skill speaks to an extraordinary empathy and a willingness to understand where even the toughest customer is coming from.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    The film works best when it doesn't try so hard, when Salles simply allows his excellent actors and his beautiful images to work their magic.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    This sleek and cleverly assembled film is a brutally honest portrait of an obsessive personality, a woman whose mania for control over her weight and the world around her fed her demons and fueled her art.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    At a brisk 97 minutes, the film skips over many episodes that make Hahn's book a pulse-pounding page-turner, but offers her rare perspective on both sides of civilian life during those nightmare years.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    General audiences will regret the absence of titles identifying various clips and interviewees, but Fellini fans will want to eat the whole thing up with a spoon.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Deneuve has never been better.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Dracula fans will appreciate the witty ways in which Maddin has drawn Stoker's troubling racism and xenophobia to the fore, while making the most of the sexual ambivalence that helps make the story endlessly fascinating.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    The audacious finale, which plays out in a wholly symbolic realm, will leave even the most adventurous moviegoers scratching their heads. See it with a friend; you'll appreciate the second opinion.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Both farcical and deeply troubling, it unfolds with the kind of breathless, minute-by-minute immediacy that only eyewitness reportage can bring.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Hauntingly beautiful documentary.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Fatih Akin's surprisingly grisly feature spills more blood than both of Quentin Tarantino's "Kill Bill" films combined, which is strange when you consider that it's a love story.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    It's a great achievement, quiet enough to allow room for her excellent supporting cast -- but strong enough to be felt over James Horner's omnipresent, typically overbearing score.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Most mystifying, however, is the bizarre hero-worship surrounding the fingure of Kim Jong Il, a nationwide personality cult that makes Joe Stalin and Chairman Mao look like D-list celebrities.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Part documentary, part one-woman quick-change show and part sociological investigation, this is enthralling theater with a purpose.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Taut psychological thriller.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    The wonderfully drawn characters and their soap-opera entanglements are dryly amusing and well played.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    The accents are thick and the soundtrack noisy, but even as the screen explodes in chaos, Greenglass maintains a solid grip on the story.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Highlights how far we've fallen.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    By the time it's over, this deeply unsettling tale of romantic obsession strays far from the usual course of teen flicks and into some very dark territory.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Kechiche's film is bursting with life: Shot entirely on location using surprisingly long takes, all of it feels surprising authentic, even as these young kids attempt to spout dialogue that's nearly 300 years old.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Despite the exotic locale, this is a coming-of-age tale that should be familiar to anyone raised on the tales of Jack London or Robert Louis Stevenson.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Never less than gripping.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Ken Fox
    After a positively thrilling first half, Brazilian director Andrucha Waddington's follow-up to his acclaimed 2000 debut "Me You Them" badly stumbles over an unfortunate casting strategy.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Ken Fox
    Once again brushing aside critical drubbings and public indifference, determined independent auteur Henry Jaglom follows up the abysmal "Let's Go Shopping" with something far better: an old-school Hollywood cautionary tale about -- what else? -- Hollywood.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 63 Ken Fox
    While not exactly in the same league as the visually dazzling "Excalibur" and saddled with cheap looking CGI effects, this Anglo-Italian co-production has quite a bit of fun finding a direct path from the fall of Rome to the birth of Arthurian legend.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 63 Ken Fox
    Most significant and contrary to the Mormon Church's ongoing position, the film depicts Young as present when the plot is hatched to slaughter the emigrants. Needless to say, this workmanlike but unflinching film won't be playing in Utah anytime soon.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 63 Ken Fox
    Says many things at once without much perspective or clarity.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Ken Fox
    Rae's 80-minute film isn't able to answer every question or flesh out important details of these events, and she spends more time on Trudell's artistic endeavors than on his direct political action.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 63 Ken Fox
    A little like a leisurely surf through YouTube.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Ken Fox
    Intelligent but incomplete-feeling documentary.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Ken Fox
    Where the hero of Maupin's novel learns some valuable lessons about love and faith, the film strikes a darker, even angry tone that's far more understandable and, in the end, far more convincing.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Ken Fox
    We don't learn too many specifics of Smith's brilliant career, and only a die-hard fan will find all of it vitally interesting.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Ken Fox
    While incontrovertibly light compared to contemporary master of melodrama Andre Techine's best work, this 2005 romance is best enjoyed as the welcome reunion of two of French cinema's most beloved stars.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 63 Ken Fox
    War
    It's a complicated plot, but one that leaves plenty of room for everything a fan could want: gunplay, swordfights, brutal mano a mano fisticuffs, motorcycle races, car chases, Japanese gangsters eating sushi off of topless women, and that old standby, a decapitated head in a box.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Ken Fox
    The superego gets bested by the id in Spanish director Joaquin Oristrell's curious period sex comedy, which mixes intellectual musings on psychoanalysis with vulgar guffaws of the basest sort.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 63 Ken Fox
    There's no getting around the fact that Ross's whole cynical premise is based on the lurid male assumption that nubile, college-bound teens have few qualms about selling themselves, a fantasy as deluded as the targets of Ross's barbed arrows.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 63 Ken Fox
    If you're expecting anything resembling the beloved cartoon, you'll enjoy the title sequence and nothing else. If, however, you set your expectations just low enough, or are an easily satisfied 8-year-old, you might have a bit of fun.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Ken Fox
    Rather than concentrate on Ann's disappointed infatuation and providing a satisfactory reason for its failure, Minot and, one suspects, Cunningham in particular, chose to flesh out the character of Buddy.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Ken Fox
    Attempts at balance through interviews with unidentified U.S. soldiers is halfhearted at best. In the end, Berends sacrifices coherence for the sake of a story he's determined to tell, rather than focusing on the one that's practically telling itself.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Ken Fox
    The famous soliloquies are heard in voice-over -- a risky idea that works -- and Wright has found clever ways of naturalizing the play's more supernatural elements.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Ken Fox
    The underlying political motivation may be unclear, but the violence and desperation of lives lived in something close to hell on earth is terrifyingly clear.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Ken Fox
    There are a number of excruciating moments that are almost too silly to mention.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 63 Ken Fox
    We never see enough of the small compromises Willie Stark makes on the way up to fully grasp the tragedy of his fall. Some will undoubtedly find Penn's hamboned, spittle-lashing performance a bit much, but it's a pretty close to Warren's original conception.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Ken Fox
    Luke gives a powerful performance -- with his looks and talent, he should be a much bigger star -- but Robbins is the one you'll remember. Fixed with the faraway look of a doomed man who knows the center cannot hold, he gazes fearfully toward a future he knows is coming and can do nothing to stop.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Ken Fox
    While funny enough, it's essentially a one-joke movie.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 63 Ken Fox
    Todd Komarnicki's screenplay relies heavily on red herrings and a host of suspects (there are more murderers swanning around Hill's sleek offices than there were aboard the Orient Express) to keep audiences distracted from what, in retrospect, is really pretty obvious.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 63 Ken Fox
    While we at home can't come close to experiencing the war in any real sense, we do come away from Scranton's film with a greater sense of the soldiers' everyday fear, helplessness and horror.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Ken Fox
    This formulaic adventure pays tribute to George Hogg, a true hero largely forgotten everywhere but China, where a statue of him now stands -- a rare honor for a westerner.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Ken Fox
    While not every artist Aaron Rose profiles in his documentary about one colorful corner of the 1990s New York Art scene is "beautiful," they're all "losers" and proud of it.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Ken Fox
    Perry certainly loves his divas -- the best parts are written for Scott and the wonderful Smith.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 63 Ken Fox
    Despite its philosophical pretensions, the film is fairly lightweight, and its good-looking cast and sleek production values are more memorable than any of its heady themes.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 63 Ken Fox
    It now seems that style has completely replaced substance in Scott's films, and he leaves gaping holes in his heroine's character.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Ken Fox
    Director Kevin Reynolds isn't so much inspired as determined to tell it with period accuracy, without bothering to be historically accurate.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Ken Fox
    Luckily the story behind the suds is a pretty good one.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Ken Fox
    Bean fills in some empty spaces with heady thoughts about the nature of power and beauty, but the movie's real appeal lies in the simple but by no means inconsiderable pleasure of watching Tim Robbins take a hammer to a parked car as it wails pointlessly, deep into the night.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 63 Ken Fox
    If you don't already have a handle on the complicated conflict at the heart of Darfur's ongoing genocide, you probably won't come away from this harrowing documentary with any comprehensive understanding.

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