K-PAX

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Dr Mark Powell (Bridges) is reluctant to dismiss mild-mannered 'Prot' (Spacey) - who claims to be a visitor from the planet K-PAX - as the incurable loony diagnosed by his colleagues at the Psychiatric Institute of Manhattan. For one thing, Prot is logical, and his knowledge of the cosmos rivals top boffins; for another, he has an uncanny ability to calm and help the institute's other inmates. But could he really be an alien? And if not, who is he? Softley and his stars invest this mystery with more respect than it deserves. Since Charles Leavitt's adaptation of Gene Brewer's book can never decide whether Prot's a starman, madman or Messiah, the film steadily turns into a murky mélange of banal explanation, far-fetched wish fulfilment and moralistic metaphor. The Oliver Sacks-lite psychiatric seasoning simply sours the brew.
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UK release:

2001

Duration:

121 mins

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Sephen

This review does not do justice to a truly outstanding movie. Maybe K Pax's flaw is to be too sutble to be properly understood by the Time Out reviewer.

Sephen

This review does not do justice to a truly outstanding movie. Maybe K Pax's flaw is to be too sutble to be properly understood by the Time Out reviewer.

Andy S

What a terrible review by Time Out. A stunning looking film beautifully acted by all and intelligent enough to ask more questions than it answers. One of the most underrated films of the noughties. Both Bridges and Spacey are superb. Could make a Suberin stage play at Spacey's Old Vic too!

Andy S

What a terrible review by Time Out. A stunning looking film beautifully acted by all and intelligent enough to ask more questions than it answers. One of the most underrated films of the noughties. Both Bridges and Spacey are superb. Could make a Suberin stage play at Spacey's Old Vic too!

dhruv

This here is the film where you will find great script, quiet unconventional, great music, great performances, and a treat for sci-fi fans. Don't expect aliens and spaceships and high-tech. It has one of the most beautiful thoughts after watching this film. I believed that it had quiet a way to find that it is our earth, which is aura-beauty unknown to our minds.