Ken Fox

Ken Fox

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Publications:
TV Guide's Movie Guide
Total Reviews:
1539

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3.5/4 75% Wisconsin Death Trip (1999) " Crisply photographed in black and white by cinematographer Eigil Bryld and extremely violent, it's the hellish flip-side to Little House on the Prairie." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Mar 3, 2014
3.5/4 94% Dark Days (2000) " Singer's grainy... photography lends the film the evocative aura of something that has been unearthed, while the spare, haunting soundtrack by DJ Shadow perfectly captures the sense of otherworldliness that pervades this remarkable film." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Mar 3, 2014
2.5/4 60% Dream with the Fishes (1997) " Not a great picture -- not by a long shot -- but the many and various parts of Finn Taylor's quirky black comedy do add up to something rather appealing." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Feb 13, 2014
2.5/4 80% 4 (Chetyre) (2006) " Khrzhanovsky's film, written by acclaimed Russian novelist Vladimir Sorokin, looks great but has a shambolic, off-kilter feel that might not be entirely intentional, and is alternately tedious and shocking." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Nov 5, 2013
1.5/4 6% Who's Your Caddy? (2007) " [A] depressing, stereotype-filled reworking of Caddyshack." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Jun 3, 2013
3/4 80% The Boxer (1997) " Unfortunately, the film never really catches fire, despite uniformly high-caliber performances; Day-Lewis, surely one the finest actors of his generation, is excellent." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted May 14, 2013
2.5/4 63% Funny Games (1998) " The first half is sadistically intense, Geiring and Frisch make wonderfully creepy psychopaths, and Haneke and cinematographer Jurgen Jurges burnish the film to a high polish that's rare for the genre." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Sep 20, 2012
3.5/4 92% La demoiselle d'honneur (The Bridesmaid) (2004) " Once again Chabrol tells the tale with an almost clinical detachment and discretion -- the pacing is almost coldly deliberate and the camera often cuts away rather than intrude -- but the upshot is well worth the wait." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted May 17, 2012
3.5/4 81% The General (1998) " The film has little of the visual dazzle often associated with Boorman's movies, but the somber, black-and-white cinematography helps even out the often larger-than-life tone." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted May 1, 2012
3.5/4 85% Crna macka, beli macor (Black Cat, White Cat) (1999) " There's a surprising warmth and even a little optimism behind Kusturica's gallows humor." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Apr 10, 2012
1.5/4 9% The Pest (1997) " Even surrounded by unbearable sloppiness, Leguizamo is fascinating to watch." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Aug 4, 2009
1.5/4 4% Meet the Deedles (1998) " Dumb is one thing, but this sorry attempt at action-comedy from stuntman turned director Steve Boyum is in an intelligence-deprived class all its own." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Feb 25, 2009
3/4 83% Tropic Thunder (2008) " Cruise is downright scary. It's the creepiest -- and most entertaining -- performance since his unforgettable appearance in that Scientology video." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Dec 21, 2008
3/4 64% The House of Yes (1997) " Bujold is as good as ever, but the real surprise here is Spelling: Slack-jawed and dewy-eyed, lids forever at half-mast, she's perfectly cast as a lamb among wolves, and her naivete is strangely affecting." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Nov 21, 2008
2.5/4 36% The Lucky Ones (2008) " The dialogue is often sharp and funny and the performances nicely pitched." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Sep 26, 2008
2.5/4 54% Choke (2008) " It all makes for a mushy, stick center that leaves one longing for Fight Club's cool, hard shell." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Sep 26, 2008
3/4 53% Battle in Seattle (2008) " What the film lacks in artistry it makes up for in commitment." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Sep 19, 2008
2/4 15% Hounddog (2008) " A handsomely produced but unintentionally risible film that mistakes high grotesquerie for high gothic." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Sep 19, 2008
3/4 61% The Duchess (2008) " It's a gorgeous production that boasts a beautiful leading lady, handsome locations (nicely captured by cinematographer Gyula Pados), drop-dead costume design and the standard-issue tropes of a PG-13 rated bodice ripper." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Sep 19, 2008
2.5/4 85% Ghost Town (2008) " The film works as a showcase for Gervais, who plays an oddly likable jerk with surprising subtlety." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Sep 19, 2008
2.5/4 40% Able Danger (2008) " Paul Krik's stylish, darkly comic conspiracy thriller takes its title from a classified military program alleged to have identified four 9/11 hijackers prior to the terrorist attacks, and borrows its gleaming B&W look from The Maltese Falcon." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Sep 17, 2008
3/4 78% Virtual JFK: Vietnam If Kennedy Had Lived (2008) " Assembles an amazing array of recorded conversations and vintage newsreel, and offers up enough press conference footage to make one nostalgic for the days when an uncowed, penetrating press really did serve the public interest." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Sep 17, 2008
3/4 51% The Family That Preys (2008) " Thanks to some first-rate acting from its stars, it ranks among Perry's best." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Sep 15, 2008
1/4 10% Proud American (2008) " This weird tribute to the American spirit throws together a handful of real-life, Reader's Digest-style stories to celebrate qualities we like to think of as quintessentially American." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Sep 12, 2008
3.5/4 48% Towelhead (2007) " The movie belongs to the fifth-billed Bishil, a truly gutsy young actress who captures the essence of young female desire in all its adolescent confusion." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Sep 12, 2008
2/4 19% Righteous Kill (2008) " De Niro seems tired, Pacino's only half interested, and the gritty New York City milieu only serves to remind you of better days and much better movies." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Sep 12, 2008
3/4 66% Save Me (1993) " A solid performance by the often underrated Judith Light lends considerable weight to this melodrama's controversial subject." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Sep 5, 2008
3.5/4 80% Un Secret (A Secret) (2008) " Both a gripping mystery and an ever-timely reminder of the terrible power of repression and silence." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Sep 5, 2008
4/4 96% The Pool (2008) " This unassuming yet hugely ambitious undertaking reveals a filmmaker with an impressive range and depth of feeling that is only now becoming apparent." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Sep 5, 2008
2.5/4 86% Anastasia (1997) " There is much for tots to enjoy: decent songs, an amusing script and some surprisingly imaginative animation." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Sep 1, 2008
1.5/4 5% College (2008) " No one expects a frat-house comedy to be clean, but there's an obnoxious crudity to this terrible misfire whole thing that leaves you feeling splattered and dirty by the time the inevitable over-the-credits blooper reel rolls." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Aug 29, 2008
1/4 22% Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild! (2008) " A queer spin on Not Another Teen Movie that's even less entertaining -- and far grosser -- that the original." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Aug 29, 2008
3/4 62% Hamlet 2 (2008) " It's a lot of fun, thanks to Coogan and a strong supporting cast." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Aug 22, 2008
3/4 41% The House Bunny (2008) " Anna Faris is that rare commodity. She's a true star." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Aug 22, 2008
2.5/4 40% The Longshots (2008) " Durst keeps the story rooted in the desperation of a dying town, and that gives this formulaic family fare a slight edge." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Aug 22, 2008
3/4 43% Death Race (2008) " Won't win any awards for brains or originality, but it's better acted than one might expect." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Aug 22, 2008
3/4 41% The Rocker (2008) " Breezily directed by The Full Monty's Peter Cattaneo, this amiable comedy features a solid supporting cast and the original songs, written by Chad Fischer of 'Superman' fame, are surprisingly good in a hooky, power-pop sort of way." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Aug 20, 2008
2.5/4 14% Mirrors (2008) " Aja's way with gristle and grue makes for a number of arresting images, and the second half, in which the secret of the mirrors is gradually revealed, is actually stronger than the first." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Aug 18, 2008
2.5/4 64% Beautiful Losers (2008) " Some of the art is probably interesting, but Rose's own video-influenced filmmaking style leaves little time for inspection or reflection." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Aug 8, 2008
2.5/4 78% Baghead (2008) " It's clear that horror isn't really the Duplass' forte: The simple scenes of these four aspiring filmmakers sitting around a table, brainstorming ideas while tearing each other apart are more interesting than all that running and screaming." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Aug 8, 2008
2/4 43% What We Do Is Secret (2007) " The reasons behind Crash's death might be the most relevant lesson to be learned from the Germs story, and one can only dream of what a filmmaker like Gus Van Sant might have made from the material." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Aug 8, 2008
3.5/4 75% Elegy (2008) " This melancholy mediation on aging and desire hangs on an exquisite performance from Penelope Cruz as a young woman who becomes the love object of a man twice her age. It's easily her finest English-language performance to date." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Aug 8, 2008
2.5/4 65% Patti Smith: Dream of Life (2008) " Thanks to its meandering, achronological structure, we don't learn too many specifics of Smith's brilliant career, and only a die-hard fan will find all of it vitally interesting." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Aug 8, 2008
3/4 68% Pineapple Express (2008) " The film has the same unexpected, unabashed tenderness as Superbad, but in the absolute last place anyone would ever think of looking: a fast-paced and extremely bloody crime comedy." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Aug 6, 2008
3/4 97% The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (2000) " A fine, straightforward tribute to a sports giant who faced blatant prejudice and paved away for the likes Jackie Robinson, Hank Aaron and other minorities..." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Aug 3, 2008
3.5/4 87% Frozen River (2008) " Leo makes short work of the very notion of 'trailer trash' and lends dignity to the dreams of a woman willing to do anything to keep her family together -- it's an extraordinary performance in a fascinating film." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Aug 1, 2008
2.5/4 13% The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008) " There are so few surprises that one not only begins anticipating the next scene, but looking forward to the end." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Aug 1, 2008
3.5/4 63% Brideshead Revisited (2008) " With a masterfully economical screenplay by Jeremy Davies, Jarrold's version of Waugh's novel wastes no time with subtleties." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Jul 25, 2008
3.5/4 100% Man on Wire (2008) " The film runs 95 minutes, and you'll be holding your breath for most of them." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Jul 25, 2008
3.5/4 70% American Teen (2008) " There's no denying that Burstein has captured something very real, honest truths about growing up that no one who's been to high-school can deny." — TV Guide's Movie Guide
Posted Jul 25, 2008
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