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

Directed By:
Rated: PG-13
Running Time:
Release Date: October 26, 2001
DVD Release Date: March 26, 2002
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
User Score

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.

Pat Stacey
The Herald (Ireland)

Who else but [Jeff] Bridges could invest a mouldering cliché like the world weary shrink who can solve everyone's problems but not his own with such depth and feeling? What a truly wonderful actor he is.

Full review…
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.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Terrific acting by Kevin Spacey and Jeff Bridges.

Full review…
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.

Full review…
Cody Clark
Mr. Showbiz

Shows signs of intelligent life.

Full review…
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Pretty dull and very slow-paced...

Full review…
More reviews for K-PAX

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.