The Man Who Fell to Earth Reviews

Sep 15, 2022
Director Nicholas Roeg has given new meaning to the story by setting it in a closely-observed contemporary America, and by casting David Bowie in the title role.
Jun 22, 2022
The Man Who Fell to Earth winds up looking like a Carnaby Street commercial for alienation.
Jan 5, 2022
A movie to be experienced and interpreted rather than understood, The Man Who Fell to Earth might be frustrating for some. But when caught in the right mood at the right time, it transports you to another world that delivers rich rewards.
Jun 30, 2021
Nicholas Roeg has a daring, original gift as a director that he can't yet fully control; when, if ever, he gets that control, one will be able to call it style.
Jun 10, 2020
Virtually every aspect of David Bowie's gender-bending Ziggy Stardust persona acquires heightened significance as he plays an alien from a water-depleted planet desperate to save his dying species.
May 26, 2020
Directed by Nicholas Roeg, it is a needlessly symbolic, over-intelligent production that is just too complicated and esoteric to be easily digested.
Oct 31, 2019
What must be applauded in The Man Who Fell to F.arth is the visual imagination of Nicholas Roeg and his uncompromising vision.
Jul 18, 2019
Above all, it is the ineffable, broken sadness of the haunted alien at its center that registers most powerfully.
Jan 14, 2019
It is a film that manages to be its own entity while honoring the book it came from entirely.
Jan 10, 2019
Whether they're in love or arguing, their interactions are never over-the-top, retaining a natural feel helped in no small part by Stoller's witty script.
Nov 26, 2018
As a meditation on encroaching spiritual emptiness, set in a society hypnotized by materialism and mass media-Roeg's film is so rich and lucid that it could be an essay.
Nov 6, 2018
A nihilistic fairy tale with a warning to those who would succumb to the urge to give up on their aspirations.
Jan 26, 2017
Nicolas Roeg's mid-'70s sci-fi misfire about an alien (Bowie) trying to save his planet but falling prey to Earth's temptations is self-indulgent garble with a haunting premise.
Jan 23, 2017
Nicolas Roeg's The Man Who Fell to Earth features a fine performance from David Bowie and a gorgeous production design, but the story is ultimately a choppy, unfocused, and meandering mess that results in a cold and distant film.
Dec 28, 2016
Conveying a (sur) real sense of what sex, religion and TV would look like through alien eyes, it's ambitious, artful and unique.
Sep 9, 2016
If you're looking for a gripping narrative then look elsewhere; enjoy the B-movie effects and crash zooms, melodramatic acting, eclectic soundtrack, Hockney-esque visuals and Bowie's effortless charisma instead.
Sep 9, 2016
The real story is less about the sci-fi and more about the weirdness on Earth, a woozy dream of greed and alcohol and betrayal, as the gentle Newton is preyed upon by hucksters and the American government.
Sep 8, 2016
A freaky, compelling concept album of a film.
Sep 5, 2016
There are moments here that approach the sublime.
Jan 13, 2016
This is certainly one of the best bad movies I have ever seen.
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