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The Man from Earth (2007)
Avoid at All Costs
Sorry cultists and astroturfers, but this is truly one of the worst movies I have ever watched.
A group of medium grade character actors sit in one room for an entire film and spew pompous dialog about things that happened IN THE PAST! That's right, any "action" happens hundreds if not thousands of years in the past and the only reason we know about it is because we are told so -- no flashbacks or any of the other traditional methods for moving a story forward are employed. All we get is over-written, smug dialog and weak "stoner-style" philosophy that makes for some deadly dull cinema. I don't always need wild sci-fi action. I enjoy quiet, thoughtful and well-written movies -- but even those films have some sort of story arc. No such luck with this stinker.
BTW, Not normally one for conspiracies, but I smell a rat here. Red flags are raised by the HUGE number of near orgasmic 10 star reviews. All for a low grade, low budget, unrated "indie" film that had limited theatrical play (at best). In other words, there appears to be a campaign to falsely inflate the ratings.