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

Ken Fox's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Billy the Kid
Lowest review score: 0 Strange Wilderness
Score distribution:
1,706 movie reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Ken Fox
    One of the most perceptive movies about the gentrification of Los Angeles.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Ken Fox
    The film is bold stroke that hopes to push Romanian society forward by staring into the dismal failures of its recent past.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Ken Fox
    In the end, Haar's powerful and terribly sad film speaks volumes, not just about life in contemporary Israel, but in the U.S. as well.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Ken Fox
    Of the long list of couples who have loved neither wisely nor particularly well, few have such power to disturb as Burton Pugach and the love of his life, Linda Riss.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Ken Fox
    German filmmaker Malte Ludin's gripping documentary about the father he barely knew is both an extraordinary exercise in family history and an example of what Germans call Vergangenheitsbewaeltigung: "facing the past," particularly the years of Hitler's Third Reich.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Ken Fox
    Bahrani's willingness to expose the shameful reality of third-world conditions in the Land of Plenty while telling a crackling good story marks him as a filmmaker as important as he is accessible.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Ken Fox
    A marvelous, deceptively simple accomplishment shot on grainy 16mm film and featuring a cast of mostly nonprofessional actors delivering loosely written dialogue.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Ken Fox
    Once again, Field has crafted and grown-up movie that grabs you by the throat, drags you in and doesn't let you go until the very bitter end.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Ken Fox
    Basilio narrates his tale with such wit and wisdom that one comes away from the film wondering how much youthful potential is slowly being choked to death deep within the bowels of the earth.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Ken Fox
    A tense and tightly plotted fictional thriller is based on real tactics used by the Stasi -- East Germany's secret police force -- to spy on and interrogate their own citizens.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Ken Fox
    On the list of WWII stories criminally ignored by six decades of combat movies in the past 60 years, the heroics of French colonial soldiers ranks pretty high. But Rachid Bouchareb's powerful drama -- which won the 2006 Cannes Film Festival's best-actors award for its superb ensemble cast and was nominated for a best foreign-language-film Oscar, went a long way toward rectifying the situation, both on screen and in real life.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 100 Ken Fox
    Of all the feature films and documentaries to emerge since 9/11, few have been as bold, perceptive or as downright chilling as this thriller.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Ken Fox
    At the heart of this picturesque fable is a truism so shopworn it can barely stand repeating: It's better to give than to receive.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Ken Fox
    There are moments of such breathtaking grace and artistry that you'd be forgiven for thinking you're watching the most beautiful movie ever made.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Ken Fox
    Warmly funny and very moving.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Ken Fox
    In the end, Bill emerges as someone truly unique and someone who we feel privileged to know.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Ken Fox
    Tragically, the title of James Longley's beautifully shot 90-minute documentary refers to not only the state in which he found the Iraq during the two years he spent there shooting over 300 hours of footage, but the structure the violent factionalism that divides Iraqi Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds imposes on his film.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Ken Fox
    In the end, it's best to make peace with the film's essential and deliberate inscrutability -- something Lynch fans have learned to do since Twin Peaks -- and to simply marvel at Dern's astonishing performance, which few actresses are likely to top anytime soon.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Ken Fox
    Caton-Jones' refusal to pull back on showing exactly what happened to the 800,000 Rwandans who were murdered that spring means that strong stomachs and even stronger nerves are required, but the film demands to be seen by anyone attempting to grasp how -- and just how quickly -- genocide can occur.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Ken Fox
    What makes husband-and-wife directing team Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris' hilarious debut such a great family film isn't that it's suitable for the whole family (it's not), but that it speaks a simple truth about what it means to be part of one.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Ken Fox
    One of the most harrowing, viscerally upsetting films ever made.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Ken Fox
    Few of China's Sixth Generation filmmakers have turned to their country's explosive economic growth and its attendant upheavals with so sharp an eye and so heavy a heart as Jia Zhang-ke.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Ken Fox
    The final confrontation is a slow-motion, De Palma-esque massacre in a hotel lobby that begins and ends in the amount of time it takes for a high-flying can of Red Bull to hit the floor. Breathtaking.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Ken Fox
    Never an easy one to impress, Reed is clearly in awe of Antony's ethereal voice, and it must now stand as the definitive version of a 40 year old song.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Ken Fox
    The real emotional impact of the film lies in the candid interviews with Crowhurst's wife, Clare, and his son, Simon, both of whom are clearly still haunted by Crowhurst and his fateful voyage.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Ken Fox
    Zieger's thoroughly researched film is a vital reminder that beginning in the mid-'60s, a few conscience-stricken military individuals -- including dermatologist Dr. Howard Levy, sickened by cynical attempts to win Vietnamese "hearts and minds" through medical treatment, and Navy nurse Susan Schnall, who wore her uniform to a civilian antiwar demonstration -- actively and openly voiced peace sentiments.

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