Action / Drama / Mystery / Sci-Fi

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 42%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 75%
IMDb Rating 7.4 10 172136


Uploaded By: OTTO
January 18, 2012 at 11:32 AM



Aaron Paul as Michael Powell - Age 21
Kevin Spacey as Prot
Jeff Bridges as Dr. Mark Powell
Clarke Peters as Homeless Veteran
651.10 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
2 hr 0 min
P/S 7 / 38

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Rizzyay 10 / 10

Perhaps the most underrated movie I have ever seen

It never ceases to amaze me how people's minds work.

First, you have a brilliant actor - Kevin Spacey - pulling off perhaps the best acting performance of his career as Prot. He claims to be an alien, gets locked in mental institute (understandably), and knows all sorts of things he shouldn't know about astrophysics.

So is he an alien or isn't he? The psychiatrist, played by Bridges, tries to find out, but the question is ultimately left for the viewer to decide. That is what I love about the movie: it doesn't preach. It doesn't demand us to believe in Prot. But at the same time, the movie does raise some questions. Do we really know how the universe works? What if - that is the question this movie wants to - and manages to - raise.

Then you have the ending, which isn't Hollywood-like, it only slightly touches the usual clichés about family and stuff, yet it is hart-warming and beautiful in its own silly way. I won't go deep into it so I won't spoil it for anyone, but please watch closely throughout the movie, and be prepared to use your brains a bit at the end.

The movie also plays a lot with audiovisual stuff. Beams of light are shown throughout the movie accompanied with beautiful piano music, perhaps because Prot allegedly arrived on our planet with a beam of light. This play with light makes the movie a subtly beautiful experience.

Altogether, this is an incredible work of art.

So you have all this - and what do the critics say? Most of them simply call it cr*p, and if they bother to explain why they think this way, they mumble something about this movie belonging neither to the scifi genre nor to the psychological drama genre (like the critic of the Guardian magazine). Well, get this to your heads: A GOOD STORY DOESN'T HAVE TO HAVE A CLEARLY DETERMINED GENRE.

I repeat, in case the professional critics didn't quite understand what I said.


...Ahh, what's the use. The critics ain't gonna understand it, no matter how much I yell. Luckily, there are always people who are open to a good story. This review is dedicated to those people.

Reviewed by habibullin-ayrat 8 / 10


Haven't you watched the film K-PAX yet?! Oh, I should say that you've lost a lot. It is a brilliant film about the life out of the Earth. It is a fantastic story about an alien who came to our planet. Don't you want to know what happened to him next? Firstly, let's talk about actors : Kevin Spacey is Prot; Jeff Bridges is Dr.Mark; Mary McCorn is Rachel; Actors were chosen so good that film became popular among Americans and other part of world. Characters were played so well that even non-Americans would understand their motives. Once a person appeared at the train station, after the policemen caught him and brought to the Psychiatric Institute. There he called himself Prot. His doctor''s name was Dr. Powell. He started to understand his reasons of illness, but actually Prot hadn't got any problems. Prot claimed he is from K-PAX! It's far planet with two suns. And most of patients and Dr.Powell started to believe him. After that doctor decided to start an investigation, He understood Prot's truth. He had a real name and surname, his family on Earth was killed. But Dr. Powell didn't understand Prot is real person or not. Probably, he is a alien or he is a crazy man without family? We think this film is 50/50, because it has boring moments, not cool special effects. But it has got a good idea.No fight moments. There are many dialogues,which are not interesting for children. Pluses: philosophy part, very good actors play, interesting plot, a lot of ideas to think about it!!! Minuses: sometimes imposing of unhealthy lifestyle, not clear final Kinopoisk 8/10; irecommend 4,9/5 There are two possible explanations: 1) Prot is crazy 2) he is truly an alien. It's a great idea to create extraordinary ending, so the viewers may dream future events by themselves

Reviewed by gbkmmaurstad 7 / 10

1,000 Light Years Away

K-Pax is a planet 1,000 light years away and it is where prot (Kevin Spacey) insists he is from. He is admitted to the Psychiatric Institute of Manhattan where Dr. Mark Powell (Jeff Bridges) examines him. He finds a number of tests validate his claims rather than discredits them. prot can see ultraviolet light, few humans can. A commonly used medication for mental patients has no effect on him.

All very interesting, but does it mean anything? Is prot from K-Pax or just another person who has slipped into the mental abyss? Fascinating story, there is very little in this film that will lead you to the answer until you are drawn in.

Not a movie for younger children, adult themes.

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