Crazy Like a Fox
Crazy Like a Fox (2006)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: April 15, 2008
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

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.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

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.

Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com

It leans toward the obvious whenever it can, but the overall peaceful yearn of the picture is welcoming, along with its superior, expressive thespian efforts.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

What is supposed to be a heartwarming comedy more closely emerges as derivative Capra-corn of the most obvious kind.

Jim Ridley
Village Voice

The movie's take on Southern-versus-Northern values could hardly be more stacked or slanted...

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Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews

The rich characters are more the attraction than the plot. The main character is nor really in the right and that point is more controversial than intended.

Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

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

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

Crazy Like a Fox is sure-fire stuff, guaranteed to generate good will and do no perceivable harm.

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Richard Squires' uneven filmmaking debut sets the hounds of progress on the heels of an old-fashioned Southern gentleman in the form of modern-day carpetbaggers.

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