K-PAX

Metascore
49

Mixed or average reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 31
  2. Negative: 6 out of 31

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Critic Reviews

  1. Boston Globe
    Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    63
    It would be gratifying to report that there's a lot more to K-Pax than Spacey at the top of his form, but there isn't.
  2. Both actors are so good that one might easily overlook the Pollyannaish subplot.
  3. 75
    The heart of the movie is in the Spacey performance, and in knowing that less is more, he plays Prot absolutely matter-of-factly.
  4. The images are lustrous, the cutting is brisk and the acting of the two leads is right on the money.
  5. I rather like the whole mystic- crystal-revelations aspect of K-PAX, and the idea that even a psychiatrist of Jeff Bridges' handsome, American substantiality is open to notions of cosmic improbability.
  6. Both consoling and confounding.
  7. 80
    What keeps the movie going, besides Softley's intelligent direction and Mathieson's inventive cinematography, is the actors' duet between Spacey and Bridges.
  8. This is a tour-de-force performance, delivered by an actor at the top of his game, and it's a shame that K-Pax, instead of engaging our imaginations as it promises to, devolves into such a conventional, paint-by- numbers disappointment.
  9. The movie itself is not completely successful, but it's consistently both engrossing and entertaining, and -- once again -- Spacey's performance creates a spell that lingers long after the lights come back on.
  10. Wall Street Journal
    Reviewed by: Joe Morgenstern
    70
    When Kevin Spacey takes center stage, our planet really does seem bright.
  11. 70
    Primarily, it's a warm, fuzzy and funny duet between Spacey and Bridges, one that brings to mind the interplay between Spock and Kirk.
User Score
7.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 106 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 33
  2. Negative: 2 out of 33
  1. Oct 12, 2015
    7
    Good movie overall about a man who thinks he is an alien. The entire movie is about trying to figure out if he is nuts or really an alien. IGood movie overall about a man who thinks he is an alien. The entire movie is about trying to figure out if he is nuts or really an alien. I wont give anything away for people who have not seen it, but it is a good movie and the lingering question keeps you interested all the way to the end. Kevin Spacey did a great job and the movie was overall well above average to me (5 being average on sites with lots of reviews). Its not as good as The Man from Earth, which had a similar plot but better dialog, but it was still a fun movie to watch. Full Review »
  2. Feb 9, 2013
    10
    some of the lines spoken in this movie have such a deep core, mediocore magazines shown on this website just cant understand it is asome of the lines spoken in this movie have such a deep core, mediocore magazines shown on this website just cant understand it is a breathtaking and expanding movie to sit through, simply wonderful! theres nothing left but a 10 Full Review »
  3. Oct 16, 2012
    6
    It's not a masterpiece, but its lighted subtle criticism over our nowadays frantic society based on consumption and production, giving pauseIt's not a masterpiece, but its lighted subtle criticism over our nowadays frantic society based on consumption and production, giving pause and importance to humanitarianism by rolling the family as the Aristotelian representation of The nuclear cell of A social structure, makes worth the time spent watching it. If, the art of films represents the inner reflection of a positive potential changing of our own lives and attitude towards it: to live in community highlighting the paradigm person versus object. If not, just a neo-formula of spicing movies with philosophical powder as the new wave of profiting from the ideological needs of the audience like pills to evade from the modern urban depression reflecting a society hunger of rational values. Full Review »