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The 1995 novel by Dr. Gene Brewer becomes this drama from director Iain Softley. After a mugging incident at New York's Grand Central Station, Prot (Kevin Spacey), a man who claims to be an alien from the planet K-PAX, is turned over to a public mental hospital and the care of Dr. Mark Powell (Jeff Bridges). When medication fails to alter Prot's insistence that he is visiting from another world on a fact-finding mission, Powell gets more involved with his patient, who seems to have a calming effect on the other residents of his ward. At first convinced that Prot is a delusional who can… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 41%

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"A warm, fuzzy and funny duet between [Kevin] Spacey and [Jeff] Bridges."
‑ Rita Kempley, Washington Post
"The specter of Robin Williams looms large."
‑ Dennis Lim, Village Voice
"Terrific acting by Kevin Spacey and Jeff Bridges."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"A nonsensical therapeutic melodrma about the shifting relationship between a mentally disturbed patient (badly acted by Spacey), who claims to be from another planet, and his problematic shrink (the reliable Jeff Bridges) who goes through menopause."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Se Proft não pode levar o corpo consigo, por que desapareceu por três dias do hospício? E como sabe tanto? E por que utilizou o corpo de Robert? E para quê a subtrama envolvendo a família do médico? E por que estou perdendo tempo com esse filme?"
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"K-Pax goes all too quickly k-put."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"Ultimately, the movie may puzzle audiences more than entertain them."
‑ Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter
"Pretty dull and very slow-paced..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"It tries to frighten us into doing the right thing by declaring that there is no grace, no forgiveness, and no escape from our lives once we are done living."
‑ Jeffrey Overstreet, Looking Closer
"Bridges completely steals the show from the more lauded Spacey, who's simply on autopilot throughout."
‑ Tom Grealis, RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
"As a brainless laugh riot, it's as funny as a flu epidemic. As a drama, it's an unintentional Robin Williams vehicle sour beyond its shelf life."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"Shows signs of intelligent life."
‑ Cody Clark, Mr. Showbiz
"This being a Hollywood movie, the realistic is soon left out on the curb as quickly as a Christmas tree on December 26, and as mournful-looking."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"...a refreshingly uplifting story about the best of humanity."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Casting [Spacey and Bridges] against each other gives their scenes together a believability and intensity that comes directly out of their contrasting acting styles."
‑ Keith Uhlich, ToxicUniverse.com
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