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

Ken Fox's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 The Death of Mr. Lazarescu
Lowest review score: 0 Strange Wilderness
Score distribution:
1,706 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    A bracing cover of Ian Tyson's "Four Strong Winds," performed by no fewer than seven acoustic guitars, rounds out the set, but be sure to stick around for the credits.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    Provocative, deeply unsettling mockumentary.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    The film is a shattering experience fueled by Jentsch's electrifying performance.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    What's suspenseful - and so troubling - is seeing exactly how far the "progressives" of GCS are willing to go to put a decidedly unpopular candidate back into office, regardless of what it will mean for the future of the country and for Bolivian democracy itself.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    Forget haunted houses and the mountains of the moon: There's no better environment to show off the wonder of the immersive IMAX 3-D experience than the deep blue sea.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    Harrowing, psychologically astute drama.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    Beautifully shot in rich colors by Franz Lustig, it's possibly Wenders' most accessible film to date, and among his most emotionally satisfying.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    The casual listener is easily put off, but by the end of the film, even a newcomer can see the magic that made fans of Kurt Cobain and Sonic Youth and led the estimable Yo La Tengo, Pearl Jam and Wilco to cover Johnston's remarkable body of work.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    Mohammad Rasoulof's heartfelt and darkly comic second feature proves beyond any doubt that Iranian film is still alive and well, despite waning Western interest in one of the world's richest contemporary cinemas.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    For a film that feels so breezy on the surface, it's a surprisingly complex character study.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    A fascinating film that also benefits greatly from the stunning scenery of the Tibetan plateau and from a quicksand scene that will leave you gasping.
    • 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."
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    It's very funny, and the little woodland critters that make up the cast are a kiddie-pleasing bunch.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    You'll feel lucky for such a comprehensive introduction to Turkish music.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    It's also very cleverly edited - one scene will often branching off from another in much the same way a crossword puzzle works - and features a bang-up ending that will actually leave you cheering over a word game.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    The accolades are typically gushing - Bono likens Cohen to Byron and Shelley.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    Questions the efficacy and, above all, the humanity of what even steadfast Bush supporters like Tony Blair have condemned.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    Kang's marvelously assured feature debut is a subtle adaptation of Ed Lin's acclaimed novel "Waylaid."
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    Patrice Chereau's portrait of a marriage en crise is an excoriating look at the deep unhappiness that can fester within the most respectable-seeming of households.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    Features more than enough thrilling wirework, slow and agonizing deaths, and blood-spattered faces to please even the most discriminating fans of the genre.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    Poitras boldly dispenses with the traditional documentary voice-over, but her film is filled with telling moments that are far more eloquent than any scripted narration.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    Svankmajer has crafted his finest live-action feature to date.
    • 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.
    • 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."
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    It's carefully researched, and it's crucial to fully understanding the Iraqi/American enterprise.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    Maggie Gyllenhaal cements her reputation as a gifted, if somewhat aloof, actress in Laurie Collyer's sad character piece.