Crazy Like a Fox (2006)

Crazy Like a Fox



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Nat Banks, a gentleman farmer, loses his family seat to a pair of real estate operators from Washington, D.C. But when the time comes for Nat to leave his ancestral home and move to a rental house in town, the pride of possession from so many generations on the same soil makes it impossible for him to go. He moves into a cave by the creek that runs through the back of his former property instead. Nat won't go down without a fight! He spends the summer there in a kind of Robinson Crusoe splendor … More

Rating: PG-13 (for brief strong language)
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Richard Squires
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 15, 2008
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as Alden Chase

as Judge Robinson

as John Randolph

as Amy Banks

as Sheriff Fowler

as Ellie Sherman

as Mary Johnson

as Will Sherman

as Nat Banks

as Tick Bean
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All Critics (11) | Top Critics (6)

Writer-director Richard Squires sets us up for a feisty farce with a touch of the florid, with "crazy" Nat and the locals finding clever ways to foil the folks with the bulldozers. But Squires doesn't deliver.

Full Review… | June 9, 2010
Orlando Sentinel
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What is supposed to be a heartwarming comedy more closely emerges as derivative Capra-corn of the most obvious kind.

May 18, 2006
Hollywood Reporter
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Roger Rees abandons dignity though not his native English accent to play Nat Banks, the proud but impoverished owner of a decrepit Virginia farm.

Full Review… | May 8, 2006
New York Times
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Winning performances by Roger Rees and Mary McDonnell, as well as colorful Virginia locations, lift Crazy Like a Fox slightly above the TV-caliber script by its director, regional theater director Richard Squires.

May 5, 2006
New York Post
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The movie's take on Southern-versus-Northern values could hardly be more stacked or slanted...

Full Review… | May 3, 2006
Village Voice
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Crazy Like a Fox is sure-fire stuff, guaranteed to generate good will and do no perceivable harm.

Full Review… | May 3, 2006
New York Observer
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