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

Ken Fox's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Innocence
Lowest review score: 0 Strange Wilderness
Score distribution:
1706 movie reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Ken Fox
    The film's highlights are far and away the musical performances.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Ken Fox
    Occasionally overrated as a writer but consistently underrated as a director, Towne does a marvelous job resurrecting all the seedy jumble of the long-gone Bunker Hill neighborhood.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Ken Fox
    Slow but charming film.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Ken Fox
    It will certainly appeal to its target audience, and Bynes is charming enough to carry the whole film on her shoulders, which is a good thing considering that she's in just about every scene and leading man Tatum is a stiff.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Ken Fox
    You just know that any film that opens with Nietzsche's aphorism about hope being an evil that only prolongs the torments of man isn't going to a comedy.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Ken Fox
    The overall effect of watching his film is a bit like a nerve-racking game of Russian roulette: You just know a gun is going to go off, but you don't know which of this multitude of characters it's going to hit.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Ken Fox
    More gripping than anything on Court TV and unexpectedly uplifting.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Ken Fox
    Unlike, say, David Cronenberg, who manages to establish a crucial, critical distance between his audience and his schizophrenic protagonist in his adaptation of Patrick McGrath's similarly themed "Spider," Carrere re-creates the insane mind through his camera, and diffuses his point about subjective experience by inadvertently raising questions about truth and the movies.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Ken Fox
    Naturally there's plenty of adolescent drama both on stage and off, and if the film ultimately feels a little thin, that's also to be expected.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Ken Fox
    Serrill wisely divides his film into chapters according to year, which helps structure the story's natural repetitiveness.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 75 Ken Fox
    "Queer as Folk's" Peter Paige makes a strong debut as a writer/director with this original black comedy.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Ken Fox
    Taking its title from a key track by the NYC noise band Sonic Youth, S.A. Crary's documentary about No Wave music and its paradoxical influence is both a history of music that sought to defy history and a sharp look at the crisis of innovation in an age of commodified nostalgia.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Ken Fox
    Pitch-black and bound to offend anyone who's not on its wavelength, Nick Guthe's entertainingly slick debut is a mordantly funny slice of lust, crime and sleaze life set in the world of L.A.'s industry elite: Call it 9021-noir.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Ken Fox
    Sebastien Pentecouteau's startlingly beautiful cinematography lends the film a dreamlike quality and perfectly suits Kounen's mystical subject matter.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Ken Fox
    Law-abiding Americans who hand off a solid chunk of their salaries to the IRS might be interested in what filmmaker Aaron Russo has to say on the subject of income tax.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Ken Fox
    The fine acting and sexy chemistry between Bonham Carter and Eckhart make it work.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Ken Fox
    Charming, if slight, Venus-and-Mars romantic comedy.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Ken Fox
    Zhang's film is sweet and sentimental nearly to a fault; luckily, he's such a master, you'll hardly notice how shamelessly you're being manipulated.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Ken Fox
    There have been a number of worth documentaries about gender-benders who cross every conceivable line, but Tomer Heymann's film about a group of Filipino cross-dressers living in Israel is a drag doc with a difference.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Ken Fox
    Leaves you wanting much more.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Ken Fox
    Razvi, once a pushcart vendor himself, is particularly good; he brings a visceral poignancy to a character who comes to represent every desperate soul who ever tried to make it in the land of plenty.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Ken Fox
    Singaporean writer-director Eric Khoo's third feature is a beautiful, contemplative study of love -- unrequited, unfulfilled and reborn.

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