The Brother From Another Planet

  • 1984
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Fantasy, Science Fiction

Still John Sayles's most provocative work, THE BROTHER FROM ANOTHER PLANET blends a stock satirical premise--a look at the world through the eyes of an alien--with a runaway slave narrative, rendering a loosely constructed but keenly observed allegory of race and class in America. The Brother (Joe Morton) is an escaped slave from an unnamed planet who crash-lands...read more

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01:08 — Another fine effort by Sayles, in which an extraterrestrial who looks like a black human male lands in New York harbor and embarks on an odyssey throu (more…)

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  • Released: 1984
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Still John Sayles's most provocative work, THE BROTHER FROM ANOTHER PLANET blends a stock satirical premise--a look at the world through the eyes of an alien--with a runaway slave narrative, rendering a loosely constructed but keenly observed allegory of r… (more)

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