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

Ken Fox's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Protagonist
Lowest review score: 0 Strange Wilderness
Score distribution:
1706 movie reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    Director Laurent Cantet's fourth feature abandons the contentious French workplaces of "Human Resources" and "Time Out" for sunnier climes, but this Haitian idyll is an equally excoriating look at labor and exploitation.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    Three Belgian clowns wrote and directed this sly, winsome tale of one woman's quest for her destiny in the polar seas after an absurd but life-altering accident reveals the emptiness of her mundane, middle-class life.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    The real surprise here is Lewis, who seems to have finally hit on a role that balances her usual flakiness with smarts and an offbeat poignancy, and she delivers the strongest work of her adult career.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    This melancholy mediation on aging and desire hangs on an exquisite performance from Penelope Cruz.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    The French-language voice cast is first-rate, although the film will also be released in the U.S. in an English-language version featuring Sean Penn, Iggy Pop and Gena Rowlands in addition to Deneuve and Mastroianni.
    • 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.
    • 71 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    Christensen simultaneously avoids all the cliches that might have been heaped upon her beautifully rendered characters and roots their travails in everything that makes for a good soap: tragedy, tears, sexual tension, misplaced letters and a slightly sardonic voice-over that teases the plot lines like the old-fashioned, "tune in tomorrow" narrator of yesteryear.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    Cornillac is excellent as the emotionally immature Gilles, but this is Devos' show.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    Taut, powerfully acted political thriller.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    You'll feel lucky for such a comprehensive introduction to Turkish music.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    Phil Donahue and Ellen Spiro's powerful documentary takes a microcosmic look at the war and its devastation by focusing on a single casualty.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    There is, however, considerable humor to what might have been an exceedingly grim film, and most of it comes courtesy of Mona's slippery brother, Marwan (Ashraf Barhoum).
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    Amazingly, many of Jack's and Ina's letters survived and -- read aloud by Dutch actors Jeroen Krabbe and Ellen Ten Damme -- serve as the thematic thread that runs through Ohayon's film.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    Teenage angst and adolescent agony are the stuff of sharp, observant comedy this quirky, wonderfully dry first fiction feature from documentary filmmaker Jeffrey Blitz (Spellbound).
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    A brisk dramatic comedy that combines melodrama, humor and social critique in equal measure.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    An uncanny and thoroughly creepy nip-yuck nightmare about plastic surgery and identity.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    The one film to see on this most crucial subject.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    Maggie Gyllenhaal cements her reputation as a gifted, if somewhat aloof, actress in Laurie Collyer's sad character piece.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    The result is a bittersweet trifle one can conceivably fall in love with, and Honore's best film so far.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    The nerve-racking wait at the Contention hotel is no longer the film's centerpiece, but the deeper characterization gives Bale an opportunity to once again sink his teeth into a complex role, and offers a reminder as to why the notoriously difficult Crowe is sometimes worth the trouble.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Ken Fox
    A beautifully shot, wonderfully moving film.

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