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: 42% 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.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Terrific acting by Kevin Spacey and Jeff Bridges.

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Nev Pierce

Go with it ... and this good-looking movie is a moving and cathartic experience.

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Richard Propes

A spiritual and intellectual wonderland of filmmaking.

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Keith Uhlich

Casting [Spacey and Bridges] against each other gives their scenes together a believability and intensity that comes directly out of their contrasting acting styles.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

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

Kathi Maio
The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction

Generally speaking, K-PAX actually works better as a film than as a novel. And it's not often you can say that!

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Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide

The most shameless psychological quackery to come out of Hollywood since Mumford.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

K-Pax goes all too quickly k-put.

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% 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.