K-PAX (2001)

A mysterious and extraordinary mental patient, named Prot, convinces both staff and fellow patients that he comes from a utopian planet called K-PAX. While his psychiatrist, Dr. Mark Powell, is baffled by this cheerfully confident man,… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 26, 2001
DVD Release Date: March 26, 2002
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Critic Score: 41% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: For those who have seen One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest or Starman, K-Pax may not hold anything new. The movie works best as a showcase for Kevin Spacey and Jeff Bridges.

Rita Kempley
Washington Post

A warm, fuzzy and funny duet between [Kevin] Spacey and [Jeff] Bridges.

Dennis Lim
Village Voice

The specter of Robin Williams looms large.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Terrific acting by Kevin Spacey and Jeff Bridges.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

K-Pax goes all too quickly k-put.

Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter

Ultimately, the movie may puzzle audiences more than entertain them.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Pretty dull and very slow-paced...

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

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.

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Cody Clark
Mr. Showbiz

Shows signs of intelligent life.

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Rob Gonsalves

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
A different sci-fi, w/o the waterfall of FX from Industrial Light and Magic, about a psychiatrist (Bridges) faced with a man (Spacey) claiming to be from outer… More
Jennifer D
Science fiction based on reality is never good.
Film Crazy
Whats right with this movie, is that its beautifully written, well acted, and very beautifully scripted and captured. I like the premise of the movie and… More
Arash Xak
Wow, I expected K-PAX to be a typical Sci-fi but this great movie surprised me, Highly recommended
familiar stranger
Just about as much watchable as avoidable. An average sci-fi flick IMO.
Lenny Muggsy
The movie was great but it would have been better if Jeff Bridges played the Dude and was still a psychiatrist.