The Man Who Fell to Earth

The Man Who Fell to Earth

The Man Who Fell to Earth

David Bowie leads this cult classic sci-fi from director Nicolas Roeg (Don't Look Now) as Thomas Jerome Newton, a humanoid alien from a dying planet in desperate need of water. On Earth, he builds a billion-dollar tech company in order to fund a spacecraft back to his home, but is not swayed by the greed that comes with big business.

1976Rating: R18+, Adult themes, medium level sex scenes139 minsUK
DramaScience Fiction
Director:
Nicolas Roeg ('Walkabout', 'Don't Look Now', 'The Witches')
Writer:
Paul Mayersberg
Cast:
David BowieRip TornCandy ClarkBuck HenryBernie Casey

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The Man Who Fell to Earth / Reviews

Variety

Variety

It's a demanding effort which will provide a challenge.

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Time Out

Time Out

The most intellectually provocative genre film of the 1970s.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

Feels like a tedious historical artifact. It's a sci-fi "Days of Wine and Roses" for the arthouse crowd.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

There are quite a few science-fiction movies scheduled to come out in the next year or so. We shall be lucky if even one or two are as absorbing and as beautiful as The Man Who Fell to Earth.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A little dated bit Nic Roeg is always good value and David Bowie is perfectly cast.

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