Crazy Like a Fox (2006)

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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 in the wilds of Virginia, until the cold rains of November make the folly of his situation overwhelming. But when new owners leave Greenwood empty to spend the winter in Palm Springs, Nat and his family just move back in, to reclaim their family home until the spring thaw brings about a final confrontation between the dubious forces of progress and the old guard of Virginia.
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PG-13 (for brief strong language)
Genre:
Art House & International , Comedy , Drama
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Cast

Tom Bloom
as Alden Chase
Michael Goodwin
as Judge Robinson
Mark Joy
as John Randolph
Mary McDonnell
as Amy Banks
Robert Wisdom
as Sheriff Fowler
Christina Rouner
as Ellie Sherman
Myrrh Cauthen
as Mary Johnson
Paul Fitzgerald
as Will Sherman
Roger Rees
as Nat Banks
Howard Coon
as Tick Bean
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Critic Reviews for Crazy Like a Fox

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.

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.

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...

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.

May 3, 2006
New York Observer
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