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The Man From Earth

sci-fi & fantasy

An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he is an immortal who has walked the earth for 14,000 years.

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4 stars

This movie was fun just because it was of its uniqueness. It is a simple movie filmed at 1 location and relies only on the story... no special effects, CGI or stunt men, it is just a story the viewer gets to sit in on. I feel more cerebral watching it!! lol Interesting points made and taken from the conversation.

- Tomassgringo, Monday, November 8, 2010

3 stars

Continually bordering on brilliant, and brought down by a lack of cinematography, production skill, and a rather overpowering mid-movie twist that simply spills

- dhetteix, Wednesday, February 24, 2010

3 stars

I have complained many times before about unnecesary over stylization, but here the case is quite the contrary, as happens with that sensationalistic and pseudo intellectual dogma movement, there is nothing interesting in its mise en scene, no storytelling skill whatsoever displayed, so the story rather than being fully exploited becomes a mere recorded play with pitiful production values. The story had potential though it wasn't that great either. It feels stagy and shallow, as well as the performances, especially that from the lead actor. When you have something happening in a very limited space, you better do like Hitchcock in "rope" or Polanski in say "death and the maiden" and start leaving your mark on every shot, make it as intense and engaging as they did, 'cause if you don't you'll have a weak attempt of a feature film, tacky and dull, rather than making a convincing contribution to the annals of the "housebound" subgenre.

- pier007, Thursday, November 5, 2009