For 1,711 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 2.3 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:
1711 movie reviews
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Ken Fox
    The film is a gorgeous nocturne of surprisingly little substance, a sleek advert for youthful anomie that never quite equals the sum of its pretensions.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Ken Fox
    It all amounts to something less than an 80-minute Calvin Klein advertisement.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    Not much to laugh about -- or shout about for that matter.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    For all its shocking content, it remains a rather conventional psychological portrait of Oedipal attraction taken to a disturbing extreme.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Ken Fox
    The film is content to relentlessly scream "Boo!" behind the audience's back rather than provide any real thrills.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    If it were possible for an entire state to sue for defamation of character, Iowa might have a strong case against writer, director and star Matt Farnsworth.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Ken Fox
    And if you can't figure out who [the bad guy] is the minute he first appears, you've either seen too few movies with mind-numbingly predictable plots or you've seen far too many.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    Meeske does offer insight into a way of life that may be finally gone for good.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Ken Fox
    Well intentioned but unfocused, director John Henry Davis's debut feature tries to tackle two serious subjects at once: maintaining one's faith in a universe that's seemingly without meaning, and the ways in which scripture is used to justify anti-gay violence.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    Compulsively watchable.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    The resulting collaboration is a strange beast;
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    The film is at odds with itself, trying to present transgendered characters as resourceful and tough as nails while the plot habitually reduces them to traumatized masochists and helpless victims.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Ken Fox
    While butching up their hero, Moreton and cowriter Dennis Hensley left out one key ingredient: charisma -- for all his macho swagger, the guy's unbearable.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Ken Fox
    A clear, unbiased documentary examining of the UNSCOM debacle would benefit anyone attempting to make sense of the dire situation. This, unfortunately, is not that documentary.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    The results are only so-so.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    Isn't nearly as bad as it might have been.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Ken Fox
    It's painfully corny and surprisingly vulgar, but this embarrassing attempt at a father-son heart-warmer just happens to feature two Hollywood legends, and they're both in terrific form.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Ken Fox
    Flashy, "MATRIX"-style action sequences trump ideas; it's hard not to feel you've just watched a feature-length video game with some really heavy back story.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    The energy is infectious, and while the female empowerment angle is no doubt sincere, the whole up-tempo construction jiggles a bit too much to be taken seriously.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    A bizarre hybrid between Euro erotic thriller and a parable of Jewish awakening.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    Romano is no match for his heavy-hitting supporting cast: Next to the seasoned likes of Harden or Rip Torn, who's hilarious as Cole's campaign manager, Romano's presence barely registers. Aside from the charming Tierney, there are no surprises in Mooseport.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    The humor is too adult for children and the plot far too childish for most adults; in fact, everything about the film is really too silly to warrant much consideration.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 40 Ken Fox
    In light of the recent plight of real New York City-based filmmaker Micah Garen, who was kidnapped and nearly executed while attempting to make a genuine documentary in Iraq, the whole endeavor seems simply foolish.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    A stew of silliness that's so ridiculous it's almost entertaining. Almost.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    Though written by Wes Craven and his son, Jonathan Craven, this is pretty standard stuff: A lot of creeping through dark tunnels with just enough characterization to help you keep track of who's still alive, but not enough gore to really satisfy fans of Aja's bloodbath.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 40 Ken Fox
    With all the glossy sex, you'd be forgiven for thinking Zalman King was directing, except that even King knows you don't need such a ludicrously complicated plot to show pretty people having sex. Each character is so burdened with gratuitous back story that it's exhausting trying to separate the grain from the chaff, until you realize none of it matters at all.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    Boasts spunk, imagination and a strong performance from Smallville's very talented Sam Jones III.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 40 Ken Fox
    Marred by lack of a clear strategy and an over-reliance on audio-visual trickery.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 40 Ken Fox
    Sticky sweet sentimentality, clumsy plotting and a rosily myopic view of life in the WWII-era Mississippi Delta undermine this adaptation of an unpublished novel by David Armstrong.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 40 Ken Fox
    A cheesy romance tricked up in cheap sanctimony.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 40 Ken Fox
    The year's most eagerly anticipated green-eyed monster finally rears its ugly head, not with his trademark radioactive roar, but a deafening yawn.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    With scenes that must surely rank among the most revolting ever committed to film.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    Even worse than its hypocrisy, gratuitous homophobia and cheap proselytizing, the movie is dull.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 40 Ken Fox
    It's hard to care even just a little when you have no idea what's at stake or why, be it Heaven or Hell.
    • 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.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    A handsomely produced but unintentionally risible film that mistakes high grotesquerie for high gothic.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 40 Ken Fox
    Levinson, who has directed enough films to know better, should recognize a stinker of a script when he smells one: Instead clever laughs he serves up sloppy schtick, dead spots filled with lame ad-libbing and Walken crooning "The Happy Wanderer."
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    Thank God for Brooke Shields: Spitting spite with every remark she hurls at her long-suffering mother, she's a revelation.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 40 Ken Fox
    It's just plain lurid when it isn't downright silly, and that "drunk cam," a blurred, cockeyed lens through which Sonny's soused point-of-view is shown, is just a terrible idea.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    Still passable popcorn fare, even if you'll barely taste it before swallowing.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    Andreas' cast and crew, however, have done an admirable job of backing up that hilarious title with an intelligent little film that knows its limitations and makes the most of a shoestring budget.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    For all its maturity - and nice performances from Johnson and Phoenix - the film winds up dancing around the 500-lb gorilla in the middle of the room rather than facing the pathology of its real subject head-on.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 40 Ken Fox
    "Alien" redux.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 40 Ken Fox
    If you pitch your expectations at an all time low, you could do worse than this oddly cheerful -- but not particularly funny -- body-switching farce.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 40 Ken Fox
    Not since Larry Clark's "Kids" (1995) has the threat of HIV infection been used so gratuitously, driving a narrative that ultimately has nothing to do with the AIDS crisis.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 40 Ken Fox
    The music is surprisingly good and there's a skateboarding bulldog that you've just gotta see to believe.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 40 Ken Fox
    Lee obviously wants to portray Ethan as something other than the dutiful No. 1 son, but Ethan isn't entirely convincing as a doped-up street hustler.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    It's undone by a murky palette, silly horror-movie cliches, dumb dialogue and a confusing climactic sequence.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    An unconvincing and uninvolving psychological thriller.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    If you're feeling open-minded and a little adventurous, this chilling exploration of the gender gap from Gallic bad-girl Catherine Breillat is worth a look.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 40 Ken Fox
    Set mostly over the course of a single evening, the film is lugubriously paced and filled with improbable turns of events.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    Filled with short, rapid-fire takes, edited to a pulsating beat and punctuated with blasts of noise...the style suits the often violent material, as well as Arquette's remarkable physical performance.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 40 Ken Fox
    It can make for entertainingly silly viewing, but it should come as no surprise that the film's plea for tolerance and unexpectedly tragic ending -- an unfortunate throwback to the Dark Ages of gays in films -- rings equally hollow.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 40 Ken Fox
    The film only gains its footing in the final half hour, when Griffin and Solvang interview a healer who regularly performs female circumcisions and, finally, two people who actually have AIDS.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    Filled with forced yuletide cheer and mixed messages about the true meaning of Christmas, this loud and obnoxious holiday comedy boasts a fine cast and little else.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    The message this oddball film propounds is pretty much standard stuff on the Oprah circuit.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    The devout will no doubt enjoy this picturesque dramatization of an inspirational story many have known since childhood; others may understandably expect something more.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    Given Argento's willingness to attempt the controversial book at all, she pulls a surprising number of punches. What at first appears to go too far in reality doesn't go far enough: Argento doesn't even broach the subject of child prostitution.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 40 Ken Fox
    Nicely shot around New York City, this dodgy mixture of cutesy romance, dark satire and murder mystery uses the same central conceit as Neil LaBute's "Nurse Betty."
    • 26 Metascore
    • 40 Ken Fox
    Is there anything remotely new left to be said about the world's oldest profession?
    • 26 Metascore
    • 40 Ken Fox
    In the long, hit-and-miss career of writer-director Alan Rudolph, this misbegotten comedy falls squarely into the miss bin.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    So silly it's best taken ironically. But the film, much of it shot digitally, is also astonishingly beautiful.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 40 Ken Fox
    The real-life Modigliani did indeed live a short, tragic life, but this factually inaccurate, plodding film makes it feel twice as long.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 40 Ken Fox
    Though the film springs an okay twist at the very end, there's a good chance you won't be awake to see it.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    DeMeo is not without talent; he just needs better material.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    Sex and psychosis mix in this nice looking, Super-8 psychodrama from Patrick McGuinn, the son of former-Byrd Roger McGuinn.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    The result is yet another tired, ultimately incoherent horror movie that undoes the promise of its pretty good premise and potentially interesting story structure with dull scares, sloppy ending and a pair of unconvincing, leaden lead performances.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    Quite possibly the final word on a much-maligned genre.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 40 Ken Fox
    With friends like these, the poor guy took what he probably thought was the easy way out.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    The film is an encouraging effort from McCrudden -- he manages to avoid the staginess of the recurring two-characters-in-a-hotel-room set-up -- and features a standout performance from Williams.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 40 Ken Fox
    For all its sensitivity, the film abounds with movie cliches about the developmentally challenged.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    The script too often sounds like an encrypted communique itself, and it's tiring trying to keep all the nonsensical space-jargon straight. The effort is more demanding than hanging onto a joystick, and not entirely worth the effort.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    Good-natured fun; it doesn't always work, but it's not for want of trying.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 40 Ken Fox
    Yes, it's really silly, and no, you won't remember a thing about it the second it's over, but adults looking for fast moving, non-violent fun that kids might actually enjoy could do a lot worse.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 40 Ken Fox
    Routine thriller.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    Some of the humor is pretty raunchy (there are quite a few sex-related scenes and jokes) and tasteless. Adults old enough to appreciate the choice electro-boogaloo soundtrack and get the "Mr. Roboto" jokes will doubtless find the rest of it painfully dumb.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    The Duffs are certainly cute together, but not even their natural chemistry can enliven all the preachy bits about hard work and the meaning of happiness.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 40 Ken Fox
    Unless you grew up in an Italian-American neighborhood like the one featured in this contrived but pleasant enough comedy, you might not know that "chooch" is slang for jackass, a likeable loser who can't help but screw up.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 40 Ken Fox
    Director Scott Kalvert returns to wring every last cliché out 1950s juvenile delinquent movies, without adding anything particularly fresh to the formula.
    • 15 Metascore
    • 40 Ken Fox
    All of this of course would be forgivable if it all added up to a scary movie or made even a lick of sense, but Balaguero manages to disappoint on all possible fronts.
    • 14 Metascore
    • 40 Ken Fox
    Once LL Cool J, easily the film's most magnetic presence, is out of the game, the whole thing falls apart in a hazy, confusing mess.
    • 11 Metascore
    • 40 Ken Fox
    There's no getting past the shockingly poorly dubbed voice work of the English speaking cast; Meyer's voice is particularly shrill and grating.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    This relentlessly name-dropping comedy lacks the teeth that could have made it really interesting.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    It's all wonderfully trashy fun, but the good times come to an abrupt halt when the filmmakers, hoping to capitalize on the starlet's sensational death in 1967, cheaply dramatize the car crash that took the lives of Mansfield, her driver, her friend and lawyer, and Choo Choo.

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