For 1,707 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 2.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ken Fox's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Clean
Lowest review score: 0 Superhero Movie
Score distribution:
1707 movie reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    It can be funny, but the humor is too often based in stereotypical perceptions of Asians (they're short, they're laughably polite, they eat weird food), and Coppola shamelessly invites us to laugh along with Murray's character, who, believe it or not, thinks it's hilarious when his hosts get their "r"s and "l"s switched.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    Simple but deeply touching documentary.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    They're answers that will either earn your respect, or further damn him as the architect of an American nightmare.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    A bold, painful memoir that finds an innovative middle-ground between conventional documentary and a homemade, home-movie collage.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    On the surface, nothing really happens, but to call it a nonevent would be to miss the point entirely.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    The writing is sharp and often blithely cynical, although not above using a shooting star to put a lump in the throat. The tone, however, is at times dangerously uncertain.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    Often thrilling, if overwhelmingly brutal, trio of interconnected short stories.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    The film is ridiculously overplotted, and very little of the plot serves any purpose other than to motivate what you can pretty well guess is going to happen from the outset.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    Stylized to the point of poetry.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    Beauchamp reconstructs the actual crime with disturbing immediacy, and his treatment of how Till's death galvanized a country makes this short film a good way to commemorate the 50th anniversary of a crime that still has the power to outrage.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    Tom Gilroy's debut feature is a little obvious, but it's an excellent showcase for the criminally underused Ned Beatty.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    The result is a confused mess of mixed signals that substitutes a brutal climax for any kind of satisfactory resolution. Parents should be warned about the frequent gunfire and a grisly death by hanging.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    Handsomely appointed and faultlessly acted, but no more alive than a well-dressed corpse.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    Brilliantly acted and lugubriously paced, Liv Ullmann's fourth feature as director — the second written by her mentor, Ingmar Bergman — will no doubt be manna to those who miss the brilliant acting and lugubrious pace that characterized Bergman's late-period films.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    Thirty years down the line, not everyone looks as they once did, so even fans will have trouble putting names to aged faces. Newcomers, meanwhile, will feel hopelessly shut out.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    Swinton lends Margaret an air of grace under pressure, and fleshing out feelings of domestic dissatisfaction -- a key element that otherwise remains buried in the subtext.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    She's an adventurous, occasionally reckless filmmaker who deploys a full arsenal of cinematic flourishes, but Lemmons' lack of restraint gets in the way of her storytelling.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    Hrebejk's film remains clear-eyed and satisfyingly complex right to the bitter end.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    Beesley's film is perfectly in sync with the Lips' unique vision.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    A superb performance from Torreton, easily one of the finest actors working in France today.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    A smart but disappointingly conventional portrait of an artist who had little use for convention.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    The power of an otherwise carefully crafted film is undone by risky and not altogether successful casting.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    This curiously empty film was awarded the Jury Prize at the 1997 Cannes film festival.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    The film is marvelously acted -- the Bolger sisters are a delight -- and Sheridan captures New York City's crazy energy as only an newcomer can.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    This gentle and somewhat slow moving romantic fable has a quiet sweetness all its own, and is thankfully free of the inscrutable ponderousness that often infuses the films of Yektapanah's mentors.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    Kurosawa's farewell film is full of sentiment, tears, toasts and songs.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    The soundtrack (Heart, ELO, Todd Rundgren, and an original score by the French duo Air) is spot-on and the costume design (pukka shells and knee-socks) is hideously accurate.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    The whole lighter-than-air lark whizzes by like a brisk, kandy-kolored dream of the 1960s, flavored by a Saul Bass inspired credit sequence; a slinky, Henry Mancini-esque score; and a stunning array of period sets and evocative locales.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    A little too derivative of much better movies to succeed on its own. However, in the context of recent Chinese movies, it's a pretty amazing piece of work.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    A fine, straightforward tribute to a sports giant who faced blatant prejudice and paved away for the likes Jackie Robinson, Hank Aaron and other minorities who dared make a place for themselves as heroes of America's greatest pastime.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    If Israel needs a Mike Leigh to capture the angst of its silently suffering working class, it could do far worse than Nir Bergman.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    The music continues to speak for itself. Play loud.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    Unfortunately, the film never really catches fire, despite uniformly high-caliber performances; Day-Lewis, surely one the finest actors of his generation, is excellent.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    Mark Orton's overused fiddly score is nice enough, but can't disguise the essential emptiness of overlong scenes.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 40 Ken Fox
    This intermittently interesting symbolic tour through European history once again places ideas over aesthetics and technique.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    This far more modest production is a much more interesting film (than "Anywhere But Here").
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    The film fires off too many intriguing plot possibilities that remain nothing more than that.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    An enjoyable, ultimately inconsequential crowd-pleaser.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    Flawed but undeniably provocative and brilliantly acted by Gosling.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    The acting is superb.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    No doubt captures some of the horror and the chaos of the actual situation, but it makes for a loud, often confusing, and always bloody two and a half hours.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    For what amounts to a fairly sentimental glance backward, the film is oddly styled; Andrew Dunn (who also shot the baroque "Monkeybone") favors oblique angles and lighting worthy of an Italian horror movie.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    Grim tale of good and evil.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    A modest but finely tuned look at small-town life.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    Brilliant, in its own twisted way.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    It's quite an achievement and makes a strong argument in favor of traditional animation — this is the first Disney feature since "Dumbo" (1941) to feature watercolor backgrounds, and they're beautiful. But beautiful illustrations and a funny premise can't save this well-meaning kid flick from its dully plotted story.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    Both De Bouw and Decleir are superb.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    Belvaux is no Douglas Sirk, but the film is an admirable, if uneven, conclusion to an audacious project.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    Fun without ever being particularly funny, this one-joke comedy-of-bad-manners features a hero who will either tickle your funny bone or make you vaguely uncomfortable.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    Neo-Gothic fantasist Tim Burton and writer John August (Big Fish) play it strictly by the book for this darker but far more faithful adaptation of Roald Dahl's cautionary 1964 young-adult novel.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    The film lacks the turbulent social context of the 1950s and '60s that lent resonance to the personal uncertainties of Ibgy's forebears -- Holden Caufield, Ben Braddock, et al. But Culkin has a way with quip-heavy dialogue that transforms what might otherwise been irritatingly, solipsistic posing into a great performance.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    But if you stick around for those final credits, you'll also have the opportunity to hear Robin Williams deliver a clean but nonetheless hilarious joke, a reminder of how funny Williams can be when he's not trying so hard.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    The film is marvelously acted all around, and the fact that there isn't a false note in the entire film is especially impressive given Kureishi's melodramatic contrivances and the fact that his characters are clichés whose behaviors are predictable at nearly every turn.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    A rare treat for anyone interested in the American folk revival of early 1960s.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    This sleepyheaded atmosphere, augmented by the languid songs of Lou Reed and Arab Strap, hangs so heavily over the film that the viewer is lulled into a state dangerously close to unconsciousness.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    This curious blend of fact and fiction is ultimately worth the trip -- just don't forget to pack the Advil.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    What the film lacks in general focus it makes up for in compassion, as Corcuera manages to find the seeds of hope in the form of collective action.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    Eason balances the clichés of a fairly standard story with convincing realism and a powerful momentum that never flags.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    This breezy romantic trifle isn't nearly as clever as it imagines itself to be, but it's smart enough not to take itself too seriously.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Ken Fox
    The always charming Deschanel manages to rise above most of the film's logy pretensions, but the usually excellent Clarkson isn't so lucky.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    Even during the most intense moments, it's hard to shake the impression that the conspicuously buff-and-polished Justine is only visiting this drab world, her miserable life an interesting career move.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    All that menace is simply decorative, and it's disappointing that Laconte never properly addresses the intriguing sexual undertones (like voyeurism, exhibitionism and sexual obsession) he uses to darken the film's palette.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    After nearly a decade of duds, Wes Craven reasserts his claim to being a master of suspense with this solid little airborne thriller.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    On the whole, it all goes down rather smoothly. Those left wanting more are referred to the RSC's monumental production, now available on DVD, or better yet, to Dickens's original novel.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    An engaging bit of entertainment.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    For the first time anywhere, filmmaking brothers Craig and Damon Foster capture this rare event as it happens, and it's something to see.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    Sumptuous historical melodrama.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    A slow and pensive tone, but for all its lyrical pretensions it lacks real poetry.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Ken Fox
    Perleman has little control over his characters; they simply go to pieces in the most ludicrous ways. He has even less control over Kingsley, who soon slips into full-blown Yul Brynner mode.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    If nothing else, this utterly charming -- if ultimately inconsequential -- road picture proves that there is such a thing as German romantic comedy.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    Khoury may be a few years too old to play a minor still squirming under her father's thumb, but her performance as a timid young woman who finds strength while looking for a husband is quite affecting.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    Daring, ultimately heartbreaking.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    A light, entertaining musical travelogue down the highways and byways of the Pelican State: taping performances, interviewing a few legends and dropping in on various musicologists for a little historical perspective.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    If the banter lacks the often brilliant and erudite -- if showy -- sparkle of its predecessor, the acting is still first-rate, and the film will be best enjoyed by fans eager to spend another 90 minutes with a group of old friends.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    If you have the stomach - or the Dramamine - it's a touching, humorous take on Jewish life in contemporary Argentina.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    A little commentary would have helped put the tragedy of the Hillbrow Kids into sharper perspective.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    But good intentions aside, Tucker and codirector Petra Epperlein only further confuse the issue: Their rap-video stylings and use of non-source music create the impression that you're watching characters trapped in a Tom Clancy Xbox game.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    Deftly manages to avoid many of the condescending stereotypes that so often plague films dealing with the mentally ill.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    A frustrating lack of details compromise this much-needed look at how the promise of American diversity failed a community of Somali refugees in a large Maine town.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    This gentle comedy marks the feature directing debut of writer Peter Hedges, a gifted writer who's perhaps best known for the screenplay based on his novel "What's Eating Gilbert Grape."
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    Even after it becomes clearer which side of law Harris is operating on, the film continues to work as a taut -- if violent -- police thriller.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    Viewers who remember Max Baer may, however, take issue with the way the film treats this charismatic fighter. In 1933, Baer became an important symbol of Jewish strength when he faced off against Hitler's favored fighter, Max Schmeling, and while reducing Baer to a bloodthirsty villain makes it easier to root for Braddock, it's an unfair bit of character assassination.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    Strong performances -- Baldwin's smoothly vicious Shelley is a revelation -- and Kramer's eye for the striking detail give the familiar material its own distinctive flavor.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    The film may be lighter in tone than Imamura's more recent work, but it still has a number of serious things to say about life in contemporary Japan.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    Twenty-five years on, hardcore continues to be the soundtrack of choice for extreme, white-supremacist groups hoping to tap into teenage rage. With no one on hand to counter the argument, this may go down as hardcore's lasting legacy.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    There are moments of wonderful insight, but while the booming, fully animated adventures of the Atomic Trinity (by "Spawn" creator Todd McFarlane) that Care intercuts with the live action at first seem a good idea, they ultimately upset the film's carefully established mood.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    The film is sponsored by Lockheed Martin with the cooperation of NASA, both of which are deeply involved in the development of the ISS, so it's not surprising that none of the questions that have swirled around this project -- like, who'll foot the bill if any one country defaults on its contribution? -- are answered, or even addressed.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    Both Robertson and Keuck are frighteningly good, and director Coccio imagines their home movies so effectively that his film comes dangerously close to being a how-to manual for aspiring classroom spree killers.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Ken Fox
    None of this is funny, the surreal touches are ridiculous and the final fantasy sequence, in which the nameless ghosts of the murdered Wiener family smile on Josef, is simply nauseating.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    What begins as a gripping adventure, thrillingly told with virtually no dialogue, eventually becomes a rather routine parable despite the unique setting and circumstances.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    Supremely silly on the surface but full of sophisticated sight gags and deadpan humor.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    Bleak and complex moral thriller.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    The meat of the matter is fight sequences, and rather than being goosed with now-common digital effects and Hong Kong-style wirework, it's all real and all breathtaking.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    What should have been an important addition to popular films about women's rights winds up being the most insulting courtroom drama since "Ally McBeal" was put out of its misery.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    It may be an old story, but Berri draws fresh poignancy from this December-May romance by identifying so empathetically with Jacques.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    Delightful mix of swinging '60s style, road movie conventions and age-old romantic comedy tropes that coasts along on little more than charm, and does it delightfully.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    Aronofsky has given us a well-acted, gorgeously overwrought and luridly entertaining exploitation flick -- a midnight movie for future generations.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    Sensitive, extraordinarily well-acted drama.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    That Techine manages to coax a somewhat happy ending from this staid, somber film is heartening proof that what doesn't kill us might indeed make us stronger.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Ken Fox
    The shame of it all is that Kane somehow managed to assemble an extraordinary cast, whose fine performances can't surmount the tedium of his script.

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