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 5.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ken Fox's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Berlin
Lowest review score: 0 Superhero Movie
Score distribution:
1,706 movie reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    Actress Jane Horrocks is so good in this drama that you'll hardly notice -- or care -- that the rest of the film isn't quite up to snuff.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    This savvy adaptation of Robert Ludlum's action-clogged 1980 bestseller benefits from the fact that the filmmakers were smart enough to throw out most of the book's preposterous spills and thrills and concentrate instead on its intriguing central character.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    Surprisingly, it works: The overwhelming natural expanse of the New Mexico desert is perfectly balanced by the psychic space Charley and Arlene create - the space where all the real action takes place.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Ken Fox
    A chilling corporate thriller with an intriguing mystery on the surface and a deeply troubling idea at its dark core.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    Carries an important and timely reminder about the fate of torture victims, so deftly wrapped within a touching and beautifully acted melodrama that the result is the furthest thing from a didactic message movie.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Taut psychological thriller.
    • 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
    As an explanation of where we are today, the entire film makes for crucial viewing.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    For a film that feels so breezy on the surface, it's a surprisingly complex character study.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    It's carefully researched, and it's crucial to fully understanding the Iraqi/American enterprise.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    If there's a strong sense of urgency behind director Kim A. Snyder's enlightening film.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    So laugh all you want at the proud haircutters of Beauty Without Borders - but don't underestimate what a basic cut and color can mean for a country's future.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Ken Fox
    Happily, many of the figures spoken about throughout the film are still with us -- Neville is even able to reproduce Patricia Foure's famous group photo with most of its original subjects.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    Animal lovers and museum-goers alike are sure to enjoy this curiously delightful hour-long documentary.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    The film's opening dedication to Pasolini acknowledges Arslan's debt to Neorealism, but the gritty, documentary style is offset by a charming bit of chalkboard animation that helps lighten the mood considerably.
    • 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."
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Fly's striking, often suspenseful drama has all the elements of a Shakespearean tragedy: an insecure young prince who must prove his mettle and loses his soul; a cruel, manipulative queen who cares only for power; a close adviser whose motives aren't always clear.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Ken Fox
    Needless to say, anyone who's not entirely down with the beastly noise of the Beastie Boys will hate every second of it. This one's strictly for -- and, for the most part, by -- the fans.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Ken Fox
    Wu is able to demonstrate both the timelessness and the universality of stories which, on the surface, sound extreme and unique.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Ken Fox
    Documentary filmmakers Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine found an ingenious way to tell their story in a film that is as unflinching as it is uplifting.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    A fascinatingly obtuse puzzle box that manages to be gripping even after it stops making sense.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Ken Fox
    This thin premise is better suited to a half-hour sitcom than a feature film (in fact, there's an episode of Frasier with a very similar setup).
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    Green and his regular cinematographer Tim Orr have a feel for the sad, generic landscape of small-town America, but rather than adding to an overarching melancholy it only reinforces an already drab, at times bizarrely comic tone.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    The comedy is fairly light and the romance decidedly offbeat.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    Getting Irving's characteristic blend of quirky comedy and sorrow just right on screen has always been tricky, and writer-director Tod Williams' best efforts aren't enough to make the mix gel.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    The voices of the architects, developers, public officials and contractors here discussing the specifics of particular sites, we're hearing the voices of a conflicted nation as it considers how to handle its tumultuous past while defining itself for future generations.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Hugely entertaining, globe-trotting documentary.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    Points for an interesting concept; demerits for the dull execution.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    The only criticism that can possibly be leveled at Black's film is its narrow focus, but it's not hard to extrapolate.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Ken Fox
    Barney has been criticized as willfully esoteric, but if traditional meaning is once again elusive in this film, it remains an enthralling aesthetic experience, one that's steeped in mystery and a ravishing, baroque beauty.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    The end result is a series of stylish vignettes, some entertaining and all variations on essentially the same theme.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    MacGregor demonstrates just how far he's come as an actor. Swinton, meanwhile, adds another notch to a resume already crowded with good performances.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    One is left with an unsettling ambivalence about the night's awful events -- there are no absolute villains here, just as there are no total victims -- and much of the credit is due to the performances.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    A nonstop cavalcade of Roth-style animation starring Rat Fink, vintage footage, artfully animated black-and-white film, and fanciful "interviews" with beautifully preserved cars of the era.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Ken Fox
    XXY
    Efron's remarkable performance as a wild child who seems to truly exist somewhere betwixt and between is riveting.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    Directed with charming restraint by the acclaimed American producer Dan Ireland, the film is a quiet triumph for Dame Joan.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    This short, gentle film is surprisingly involving.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    A grim meditation on faith and betrayal that focuses on a relatively obscure corner of Holocaust history: the fate of the Catholic clergy under the Third Reich.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Ken Fox
    Isn't exactly a straightforward biography, but rather a snapshot of the iconoclastic American maverick at a particular point in his career.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Each woman is a terrific interview, and if the climactic vision of these still beautiful ladies gliding through the water doesn't bring a lump to your throat, you surely have no heart.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Marvelously entertaining.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    Although Zach Braff's promising writing-directing debut is a bit affected, few actors with behind-the-camera aspirations succeed as well as the Scrubs star does with this melancholy romantic comedy.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Ken Fox
    Throughout, Holstein makes no bones about the fact that Father Mychal was hardly perfect -- he was a recovering alcoholic who found salvation in Alcoholics Anonymous -- nor does he attempt to disguise Father Mychal's homosexuality, something he never made public but which no doubt grounded his gutsy work with gay Catholics and people with AIDS.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Ken Fox
    Hamburger's earnest effort offers interesting perspectives on Jewish life in South America's most populous city as well as the fate of political dissidents during a particularly dark period of Brazil's recent past.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Ken Fox
    The gritty location shooting, the absence of a soundtrack and the casting of non-professionals in key roles help capture an all-important sense of place with almost documentary precision.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Ken Fox
    Despite some excitingly shot concert footage, one scene begins to feel very much like the next, and it's all rather predictable.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    While trying so hard to have such a good time, the movie simply forgets to be funny, and begins to grate before the body even cools.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    A beautifully shot, wonderfully moving film.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    It's very funny, and the little woodland critters that make up the cast are a kiddie-pleasing bunch.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    It exudes a slightly stale air that does nothing to dispel gay stereotypes.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    Clever and offbeat.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Ken Fox
    In its own quiet way, it's among the most important films you're likely to see this year.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    The cast is similarly impressive; they're American through and through, and thankfully refrain from affecting anything remotely resembling a British stage accent.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Ken Fox
    Singaporean writer-director Eric Khoo's third feature is a beautiful, contemplative study of love -- unrequited, unfulfilled and reborn.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    A grim and deliciously twisted Gothic chiller from the dark side of sunny Down Under.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    The film flows like a sinister and unsettling piece of music, from gripping overture to the tightly orchestrated movements to the unforgettable coda.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    With very little dialogue and lingering shots of the landscape -- always a very important visual trope in Dumont's deep-psyche explorations -- the film is nevertheless tighter and, clocking in at under 90 minutes, relatively brief.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    And while Ivy League-educated psychologist Green considers himself a natural teacher, his teaching technique involves pitting students against each other and haranguing them with rants that run from gentle, good-natured ribbing to flat-out verbal abuse, delivered at an ego-crushing volume.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Slick and surprisingly emotional documentary is really a rare, optimistic critique of globalization.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    More than any previous film on the subject, Braun's documentary offers an answer to a common question, perfectly phrased and answered by Cheadle himself: "What can I do? More than nothing. A lot more than nothing."
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Ken Fox
    All the paraphernalia so important to the image of the Reich, particularly the uniforms, are painstakingly rendered, bringing a heightened sense of realism to what might otherwise have been a romantic coming-of-age tale.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    The fact that it's based on a true story doesn't make it feel any less trite.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Ken Fox
    Perhaps too clever for its own good.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    What's amazing is how much first-time director Ganatra and cowriter Susan Carnival get right.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    It's good fun, and the whole debate raises some interesting questions about larger questions of authorship and whether or not it ultimately matters who "Shakespeare" actually was.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    Unfortunately, Hu and her army of co-writers saddle the story with a tired romantic subplot and fail to develop meaningful characters.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Powerful, documentary-style drama draws on the real-life experiences of "at risk" teenage girls.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Ken Fox
    Location shooting gives this intermittently powerful film a semidocumentary feel.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    While not particularly dramatically compelling, the film is carefully constructed and exposes both the economic and sexual exploitation of illegal workers.
    • 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.
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    • 80 Ken Fox
    This film represents a perfect match of filmmaker and material. Akerman's fondness for long, static takes and circular, recurring dialogue perfectly suits the maddening repetitions that set the tone of Proust's darkest work.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    This is the rare Holocaust documentary that ends on an optimistic note, and Comforty's film might even help reinforce one's faith in humankind.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Ken Fox
    Likably low-key, character-driven dramatic comedy.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    Writer-director Daniel Burman's dryly humorous, poker-faced comedic style is once again in full play in this funny and touching film about a young Argentine man and his aging father, both of whom happen to be lawyers.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    This melancholy mediation on aging and desire hangs on an exquisite performance from Penelope Cruz.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    Maggie Gyllenhaal cements her reputation as a gifted, if somewhat aloof, actress in Laurie Collyer's sad character piece.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Ken Fox
    This is a brave, groundbreaking film.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Ken Fox
    Against all odds, you'll leave this remarkable film caring quite a bit for the old coot -- surely a sign of a very good documentary.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    Though the violence in this film never becomes physical, the psychic wounds these people inflict on one another cut so deeply you wish it would. It's a grueling experience.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    The kids are real and their stories enthralling: When it comes to drama, there's nothing quite like high school.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Ken Fox
    Ask yourself this: Did the title make you laugh? If so, you're probably the target audience.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Ken Fox
    A flawed but nevertheless endearing father-son road trip with a distinctive twist.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    Told mostly through haunting, often chilling visual fragments, this handsomely mounted and unusually gripping account amounts to an important exercise in biography: It faithfully restores Spielrein to her rightful place as a crucial contributor to the fields of child psychology and psychoanalysis.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    The plot soon dwindles down to little more than a flimsy, Austen-esque comedy of circumstance.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    Baer asks all the right questions.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    A good opportunity to catch some marvelous acting.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Filled with some of the most powerful poetry and shattering images ever to come out of warfare.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    The real irony is that for all its integrity, the film isn't nearly as thought-provoking as Steven Spielberg's recent "A.I. Artificial Intelligence" or "Minority Report", and nowhere as entertaining.
    • 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
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    Despite its shortcomings, it's an effective clarion call that will no doubt stir audiences to action, even if it doesn't quite prepare them for the important battle ahead.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Ken Fox
    Catania and Ignacio's film works best on the level of straightforward biography told through the reminiscences of friends, family, members of Busch's Lost-in-Limbo theatrical troupe and, best of all, Busch himself.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Ken Fox
    Demonstrating just how different literature and filmmaking can be, filmmaker-turned-writer-turned filmmaker Dai Sijie botches an adaptation of his own best-selling short novel.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    The filmmakers don't shy away from discussing their frustrations with censorship or the depiction of women, but their work raises interesting questions about the ways in which restrictions can sometimes facilitate artistry and lead to a deeper consideration of the film's subject.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    The film's real strength lies in two excellent performances, from veteran Morse and up-and-comer Gosling.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 100 Ken Fox
    Released simultaneously in the U.S. with Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's Oscar-nominated fictional thriller "The Lives of Others," this chilling 82-minute documentary about three souls destroyed by the Stasi, the notorious secret police of East Germany, puts a cold, factual gloss on what might otherwise be taken for fiction.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    Unexpectedly touching -- odd-couple buddy comedy.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Ken Fox
    Some four decades after the birth of the gay-rights movement, the excess and sexual abandon of gay life in the '70s seems more an aberration than an accurate picture of out-and-about gay life at the end of the 20th century.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    Polished, pokey and cloyingly formulaic, Denzel Washington's directing follow-up to "Antwone Fisher" is a Harpo -- as in Oprah spelled backwards -- Production all the way.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Ken Fox
    This poky and indifferently plotted film isn't much of mystery.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    There's something surprisingly sweet at the center of this grim prison drama.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    Visually striking and viscerally repellent, director Denis Villeneuve's Quebecois oddity offers a nightmarish vision of one woman's unraveling, the likes of which haven't been seen since Roman Polanski pushed Catherine Deneuve off the deep end in "Repulsion" (1965).
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    Beautifully shot against Iceland's frozen landscape, the film is nearly as spellbinding as its strange heroine, whose essential mystery Gudmundsson preserves until the film's final frames.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    Lawrence delves deep into the moral dilemma at the heart of Carver's deceptively simple tale. By deliberately making the young woman in the river aboriginal, the film also opens up yet another dimension in the reaction to the men's inaction: Would they have acted any differently had the murder victim been white?
    • 65 Metascore
    • 100 Ken Fox
    All behave in ways that may at first seem incomprehensible, but through Moncrieff's expert storytelling, each woman is finally rendered merely human.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    Ali
    It's a brilliant impersonation; Smith gets Ali's speech patterns and Louisville accent exactly right, and astonishingly convincing facial prosthetics complete the transformation. But he never quite finds the man under the enormous image; those quintessential Mann moments, during which Ali is left alone to brood, feel surprisingly blank.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    Its subject -- ethnic profiling during a time of international crisis -- could hardly be more contemporary.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    cinematographer Mo-gai Li's keen sense of color balance and composition make this freaky fairy tale the most beautiful - if not the scariest - horror movie in ages.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    Broomfield's film is didactic, awkwardly acted by the cast of former Marines who are meant to lend the film credibility, and clumsily inflammatory.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    The freedom to answer Hamlet's nagging question over whether to be or not for oneself is explored in this thoughtful and thought provoking documentary about the Swiss organization EXIT AMD.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Mesmerizing.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    At times funny, but mostly tragic, Scurlock's film is important viewing for any who owns a credit card without realizing that it's a wallet time bomb.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Ken Fox
    Clad in dull khakis and a polo shirt, the always reliable Kinnear is his (Brosnon's) perfect foil, while Davis' neat turn as a suburban wife with a penchant for guns and the men who use them turns what might have been a cliched supporting role into something worth watching.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    Through Carax's eyes, even squalor looks fabulous.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    Multi-character drama that reveals a vivid cross-section of the city's inhabitants but fails to live up to the director's high ambitions.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Ken Fox
    Meyrou follows the family through the three day trial, the verdict and its aftermath, but the perpetrators remain a mystery.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Ken Fox
    Watching Binoche dithering about an American comedy takes some getting used to, but she's a believable soul mate for the hangdog Carell. The rest of the family, however, has got to go.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    Aside from its frank consideration of preteen sexuality, the most daring thing about Cuesta's extraordinary film is its willingness to put honest, intelligent dialogue in the mouths of kids.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    Not surprisingly, the film is strongest when its characters are simply hanging out, shooting the breeze and venting their feelings, while moments of high drama occasionally fall flat.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    A heartfelt sleeper from screenwriter Joe Eszterhas and director Guy Ferland.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    Fox falters a bit with the narrative, but offers a fascinating treatment of the issues facing the descendents of Jewish victims and their German persecutors, as well as one of the most chilling birthday parties ever filmed.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    While Grazia's story is too reminiscent of such films as "Blue Sky" (1994), which also draws an all too easy connection between mental illness and the oppression of high-spirited housewives, the evocation of provincial life in a tiny village that's wholly dependent on the sea is splendid, and recalls a number of classic Italian films.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Ken Fox
    Dark, dank and violent, filled with terrifying scenes in which exploited children are beaten, shot or starving to death. In other words, it's just as Dickens wrote.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    Who these brave men were and why they fought disappears under the usual clichés, while the astounding acts of courage that occurred at Ia Drang are lost to the dust and din.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    The real stars of the film are Francois Emmanuelli's vibrant production design, Klapisch's flair with inventive optical effects and above all Barcelona itself, captured here in all its baroque brilliance.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Ken Fox
    Peddle captures a vital and increasingly visible community that's easily misunderstood, and his film will undoubtedly help novices further understand the complex differences separating gays, transsexuals and the transgendered.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    Driven by Edward Norton's and Evan Rachel Wood's riveting performances, writer-director David Jacobson's tense drama samples bits of cinematic Americana from sources as diverse as "Shane," "Badlands" and "Taxi Driver."
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    Even when the script takes a turn for the chatty, there's always something pretty to look at.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Ken Fox
    It presents an image of today's Israeli army, composed of teenagers who are by now several generations removed from the founders' original vision and have begun to question whether tactics designed to keep the country safe will only lead to increased levels of fear, humiliation and deadly violence.
    • 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?
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Though it clearly explicates the problem, the film is by no means a straightforward documentary.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Ken Fox
    What this spectacular-looking sci-fi thriller lacks in originality it makes up for in pure beauty: It just might be the most visually audacious and startlingly beautiful space opera since the original "Solaris."
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Ken Fox
    Versatile, highly skilled Norwegian director Hans Petter Moland's poignant drama examines the lingering effects of U.S. intervention in Southeast Asia.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Ken Fox
    Dreams With Sharp Teeth Or, Why is Harlan Ellison so gosh darned angry?
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Hypnotic film.
    • 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
    • 75 Ken Fox
    Among those who are on hand to offer their own feelings about the man known as Peter Berlin and his art are fellow porn legend Jack Wrangler, groundbreaking gay writer Armistead Maupin, pornographer Wakefield Poole and director John Waters, who remembers Peter from his days in San Francisco, and still doesn't quite get what he's all about.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    Offers substantial food for thought on the subject of prison reform, and Ariel and Menahami close by noting that Bedi's example has been followed in Thai and -- surprisingly -- U.S. prisons with encouraging results.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    Film works best as a soberly witty commentary on the workplace and makes an interesting companion piece to "Mondays in the Sun."
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Ken Fox
    Far from proving the reality of the Horatio Alger myth it peddles, Chris Gardner's story is worth celebrating precisely because he managed to beat the odds stacked so high against him. Steve Conrad's screenplay is also curiously but insistently silent on the subject of race.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    Eight magnificent sled dogs must fend for themselves amid Antarctica's frozen wastes in this top-notch survival adventure that will reduce the coldest heart to a puddle of warm slush.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Ken Fox
    A fascinating allegory of life in Iranian Kurdistan, a remote borderland still deeply scarred by years of war with Iraq.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    Despite Schnack's half-hearted attempt to divide the film into chapters, his film is too unstructured to hold the interest of non-fans who might have appreciated a somewhat less hagiographic approach.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Ken Fox
    The morbid theme notwithstanding, this is by no means a downbeat film, and it ends with the rather hopeful thought that for every disaster there's also a chance for survival.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    It's not a great film, but let's face it: Considering the source, this is as good as it was ever going to get.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    It shifts the focus from Charles and Sebastian's youthful idyll to the stronger, more provocative relationship between Charles and Julia, wherein lies Waugh's concerns with materialism and velvet-gloved dual grip of family and religion.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    It's a gripping, understated thriller with a solid emotional undercurrent that builds to an unexpectedly moving denouement.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Ken Fox
    Title notwithstanding, there's nothing particularly funny about this political drama from the tireless Claude Chabrol.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    (Tykwer's) unpredictability has become predictable, and the only thing genuinely uncanny here is the unsettling — and unintentional — sense of déjà vu.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Ken Fox
    Winner of the John Cassavetes Award for Best Feature Under $500K at the 2006 Independent Spirit Awards, Henry's film is beautifully shot and extraordinarily well acted by Williams.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    Questions the efficacy and, above all, the humanity of what even steadfast Bush supporters like Tony Blair have condemned.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Ken Fox
    Ending the film with a perfunctory run-through of Lennon's murder on the doorstep of his Manhattan apartment building, however, foregrounds an unfortunate irony: Had the INS succeeded in forcing Lennon out of the U.S., he might be alive today.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    Mock's film leaves us with a sense of gratitude and relief that so thoughtful an artist as Kushner continues to work among us, capturing and reacting to the world as he buzzes through it.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Ken Fox
    While funny enough, it's essentially a one-joke movie.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Ken Fox
    Running just a little over two hours and wordily narrated by talk-radio host Amy Goodman, Stephen Vittoria's hagiography spends more time bemoaning the past 30 years of U.S. political history and setting the dismal tone for McGovern's arrival on the political scene than it does on his 1972 campaign.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Ken Fox
    Like the film's giddily intoxicating cannabis hybrid, Rogen and Goldberg's script cross-pollinates Cheech-and-Chong style stoner comedy with Tarantino-esque ultra-violence.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Ken Fox
    For all the impending doom, the film remains suitable for kids of all ages (the filmmakers even end on a happily reassuring note that is at odds with the film's overall message).
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    The reality of the situation and the nightmarish consequences they suggest, however, are frighteningly real.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 Ken Fox
    First-time feature director Sanaa Hamri's virtually perfect romantic comedy is a marvelous mix of brains and heart that confronts serious questions about race and dating with sensitivity, humor and enormous sex appeal.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    More high - but strangely touching - weirdness from acclaimed Japanese auteur Kiyoshi Kurosawa.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Ken Fox
    Hopkins plays "Hopkins," and the buff, terribly miscast Gyllenhaal will be convincing only to viewers who've never set foot on a university campus. What makes it worth seeing, however, is the extraordinary chemistry between the atypically raw and unguarded Paltrow and Davis, a fabulously talented actress once again testing her range with a performance unlike any she's given in the past.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    Remarkable and evenhanded film.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Ken Fox
    Presenting facts in a wrapper of fiction only muddies the waters, and many of the film's subtler points are likely to slip by viewers who haven't first read Schlosser's book. Other salient points are shoehorned into the dialogue, rendering key scenes preachy, heavy-handed and dramatically inert.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Ken Fox
    Despite outward appearances, Paolo Virzi's utterly charming fable is actually a razor-sharp political satire.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    Fascinating, if slightly unfocused, film.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    While the film captures all the beauty of these extraordinary pieces, the details of Saint Laurent's legendarily turbulent personal life are glossed over with frustrating tact.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Breillat also offers sharp insights into the love-hate relationship between directors and actors.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    Before it takes a sudden turn and devolves into a bizarre sort of romantic comedy, Steven Shainberg's adaptation of Mary Gaitskill's harrowing short story about dominance, submission and the twisted sexual dynamics of the work place is a brilliantly played, deeply unsettling experience.
    • 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."
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Who knew marching bands could be so sexy?
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    In the end it appears that the problem is less divorce per se than immature and deeply selfish parents who should never have had children in the first place.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    Uncomfortable as the film is, it's a beautiful, sensuous experience.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    Touched with eerie dream sequences, the film casts a strange spell that's enhanced by the rhythmic, almost sensual depiction of the painstaking art of embroidery.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Ken Fox
    How can such awful things come out of the mouth of such a pretty girl?
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Longley has constructed a remarkably coherent, horrifically vivid snapshot of those turbulent days.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    It's a complex new approach toward putting memory to tape, and the result can be at times too theoretical, too personal and too opaque, but it's a consistently challenging work that's often sharply poignant.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Mortimer is riveting as the sympathetic but flawed Lizzie.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    Beautifully played by Valette and Zylberstein, and directed with amazing grace by Albou, this touching film offers a respectful, fascinating look at a community that's ignored as often as it's misunderstood.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    Bearded, burly and even balding, these "bears" are a refreshing change from the depilated, youth-obsessed men of "Queer as Folk."
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    Interestingly, the real horror lies in the film's depiction of the era: The sight of guillotined bodies -- naked, headless and dumped under the shady trees of Picpus -- is truly shocking. Rarely has the horror of the Terror been so graphically and effectively evoked.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Ken Fox
    The film doesn't dwell on bad feelings, and anyone looking for lurid details won't find them. But fans will love the live footage of this still-powerful band ripping through a virtual greatest-hits set.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Ken Fox
    It's both funny and harrowing in the way that only a childhood nightmare come to life can be.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    By alternating between Jackson's and Kim's point of view, McCann shows both sides of the story: the panicky fear of the paranoid schizophrenic -- the arrhythmic editing and Marshall Grupp's masterful sound design convey a sense of dislocation and shifting reality -- and the bewilderment and frustration of the people who try to help him.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 100 Ken Fox
    Zoo
    Bold and unforgettable meditation on a truly bizarre incident that pokes at the very heart of one of our culture's biggest taboos.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    Director Gore Verbiniski delivers the best one can hope for: a cleverly nostalgic, high-tech copy of the real deal.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    The film's rather shallow treatment of his art only reinforces the long-held opinion that Hockney is more a brilliant visual stylist than an artist of any great depth.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    Svankmajer has crafted his finest live-action feature to date.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    Through what sounds like a project of unpromisingly limited scope, Lee manages to touch on a surprisingly wide range of subjects, from cultural identity, familial expectations, community responsibility and, above all, self-definition.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    Wood is excellent, but this is a career highlight for Douglas. His depiction of the manic Charlie stays surprisingly grounded and prevents the story from being a naive celebration of mental illness as a kind of freedom that it so easily could have become.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    The one film to see on this most crucial subject.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Ken Fox
    Looks and sounds great, and is at its best when it isn't trying too hard to have fun.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    Begun over seven years ago and described by the filmmaker as a work-in-progress, the documentary still feels a bit incomplete.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Eye-opening documentary by New Zealand filmmaker Alison Maclean.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    An extremely funny, ultimately heartbreaking look at life in contemporary China.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    Allen Loeb's first produced screenplay is an unvarnished treatment of death and its aftermath that's unusual for a Hollywood film.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Ken Fox
    It's lighter, funnier and violent, and it's not entirely without hope, making this tale of survival under horrendous conditions far more suitable for younger, more impressionable audiences.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Ken Fox
    It's nothing less than an examination of the very meaning of family.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Ken Fox
    As contrived and pretentious as its title.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Ken Fox
    It's fun, fast-paced, educational entertainment that's fit for the whole family -- American boys included.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    Fast paced and engagingly acted.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Ken Fox
    The best parts of the film come when he (Doillon) just lets the camera roll and lets the kids be kids.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    The overall effect of Demme's film is a little like experiencing Nazi prison camps through reruns of Hogan's Heroes, right down to the few bona fide laughs.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Ken Fox
    It's a documentary, but the filmmakers couldn't have scripted a more revealing microcosm of profiteering and exploitation.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Ken Fox
    It's both very funny and very scary, and never descends to the level of spoof.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    A wonderful premise that delivers solid laughs and has a heart as big as the state in which this farce unfolds.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Ken Fox
    The title refers to the giant promotional sign for the Hollywoodland real-estate development that once loomed on the side of Mt. Cahuenga. Shorn of its last four letters 10 years before Reeves' death, it survives as the iconic Hollywood sign.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    This raw and raunchy drama from director Henrique Goldman offers what few feature films have ever bothered to attempt: a realistic, wholly sympathetic look at the lives of transgendered prostitutes.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Ken Fox
    Moreau gives a beautifully sensitive performance as a woman who finds herself at a literal and figurative crossroads, a performance for which she was quite justly rewarded the Cesar Award in 2005.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    Offers exactly what you've come to expect from the series: Bland but wholly innocuous family entertainment featuring a cute kid and an even cuter dog.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    The theme song, a wonderful Portuguese version of Bread's soft-rock classic "Everything I Own," is by Dinah, a long-forgotten Brazilian singing sensation of the 1970s who deserves to be better remembered.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    The fact that Pastor Fischer would probably consider the film an accurate portrayal of her mission may be the most terrifying thing of all.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Ken Fox
    Exchanging Buddhist mantras like diet tips, they thoughtlessly destroy themselves after destroying each other.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    A mystery that's filled with genuine sorrow and capped off with a denouement that may take even seasoned mystery buffs by surprise.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    If ever an English-language film needed English subtitles it's this.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Part documentary, part one-woman quick-change show and part sociological investigation, this is enthralling theater with a purpose.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Ken Fox
    perfectly serviceable costume drama.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Ken Fox
    Though impressively ambitious and making the most of a small budget and talented cast, director Ari Taub's feature concentrates so intently on the day-to-day minutiae of infantry life on World War II's European front that the bigger picture gets lost.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    Raunchy without ever devolving into flat-out prurience, Berger's oddly sweet comedy perfectly captures the naivete of the era and the unexpected wholesomeness of some of its adult entertainment.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    Songwriter Jack Johnson's collection of laid-back, sunshine pop tunes unobtrusively support the sweet and surprisingly touching story line, rather than the other way around.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    It's Norton who makes the film such an enlightening experience, and he's mesmerizing.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    A sweet and surprisingly unconventional look at the changing definition of family in contemporary Japan.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Ken Fox
    The fine acting and sexy chemistry between Bonham Carter and Eckhart make it work.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    First-time director Mark Milgard displays enormous promise and a surprisingly sensitive touch with this beautifully rendered tragedy.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Ken Fox
    Works best as an illustration of the way conspiracy theories serve to weave threads of order, however fantastic, during moments of incomprehensible upheaval.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    This strikingly beautiful anti-western is filled with arresting images.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    The only surprise here is how a film with so much promise could ultimately settle for so little.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Ken Fox
    Writer-director James Ponsoldt's first feature is a small, modest movie structured around a fairly simple situation that leaves plenty of room for some fine performances.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Ken Fox
    Fortunately, no amount of optical wizardry and quick-change trickery can disguise the fundamental power of Harper's performance, a revelatory turn that's truly transformative in every sense of the term.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    Provocative, deeply unsettling mockumentary.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    A truly fresh take on the romantic comedy: It's as sad as it is funny, and the boy-girl match so misbegotten you can't help but pray it won't work out in the end. Call it an anti-rom-com, and see it if you can.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    What is grating is the filmmakers' perennial tendency to underestimate their audiences; their lack of faith leads them to drive home each nuance with a hammer.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    The first 45 minutes of this wickedly clever comedy features the smartest, tartest high-school satire since Alexander Payne's "Election."
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    As complex as the issue it tackles.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    5x2
    A wickedly entertaining bit of domestic tragedy.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    It's actually a clever commentary on documentary filmmaking, an pretty good monster movie to boot.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 100 Ken Fox
    Beautifully acted, structurally sophisticated heart-tugger.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    Bug
    A ludicrous foray into psychological horror.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Ken Fox
    Veteran conspiracy buffs probably won’t find much of Stone's material particularly new, but Stone’s film does serve as a neat summary for the rest of us while offering a number of intriguing insights into how conspiracy theories work and what they say about specific cultural and political climates.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Ken Fox
    How about something a little nasty for the holidays?
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    Bleak political parable.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    It's a richly textured, psychologically acute film that takes an unblinking look at the tattered life of the returning soldier, and it's boosted by two powerful performances from Phillippe and the increasingly impressive Tatum, a former underwear model who has somehow turned into a fine actor.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    Aside from Bjork's astonishing performance, it's a grim tragedy that's deliberately drab and exceedingly painful to watch.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    The filmmakers' attempts come to terms with a recent catastrophe of indeterminate meaning but global consequences are often fascinating.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    It's a clever legal thriller, one that thankfully doesn't twist itself into a knots trying to keep audiences off guard.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Ken Fox
    A drum-tight, extremely grisly thriller. And odd as it may sound given the subject matter, it's also surprisingly funny.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Ken Fox
    No amount of style or good acting can disguise the fact that this downbeat Israeli comedy is little more than a sudsy soap-opera with a distinctly unsavory aftertaste.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Ken Fox
    As lightheartedly as the film plays, Morrison manages to say quite a few serious things about immigration and otherness.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    If the idea of playing Scrabble conjures up dreary images of dull evenings with aged family relatives, you haven't met the subjects of Eric Chaikin and Julian Petrillo's irresistible documentary.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    A gorgeous feature that's both passing strange and undeniably beautiful.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    The film nevertheless exerts a strange sort of power that makes for compelling viewing, even as its images force one to repeatedly look away.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    As overstuffed as a twice-baked potato.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    There's a telling disjunction between the dismal lives of Jia's characters and the optimism of China's officially sunny advance into the 21st century, and their helplessness often becomes a pathetic pantomime.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    While the film may drop a few of the novel's more disturbing moments, it still travels some emotionally rocky territory, and each of those actresses -- particularly Alison Lohman, who carries most of the movie on her young shoulders -- turns in a first-rate performance.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    The swooping helicopter shots, the POV camerawork from the front seat of a 800 hp trophy-truck and the propulsive soundtrack will have your heart racing towards the finishing line along with the drivers.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    This film's splendid visuals suit the subject, Spain's greatest painter, but its stilted dramatics are wholly at odds with Francisco de Goya's tumultuous life and times.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Ken Fox
    Be sure to stay for the coda, a damning piece of newsreel that casts much of what went before in a whole new light.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Ken Fox
    The entire cast is extraordinarily good -- many of them are, after all, actors by trade -- but throughout, Zhang is keen to remind his audience that this is only a dramatization.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Ken Fox
    One
    A moody, beautifully acted character piece.

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