The Man from Earth ★★½

This movie takes place primarily in a single location and is 90% dialogue. Fortunately, the compelling script sustains the length of the movie. Like the characters, viewers aren’t sure if the man is telling the truth, making a joke, or crazy. As the film progresses, the characters make their own opinions and so can we. Since much of the “action” is people sitting and conversing, the acting needed to be stellar. Most of the ensemble cast was good, but there were a few performances I found oddly distracting (like they were acting in a stage play instead of a movie).

Final Grade: C+

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