#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – The Brother is an alien who has crash-landed on Earth, in New York City. While mute, strongly empathic, and able to fix things, he resembles a Black man with strange feet. His attempt to make a place for himself in Harlem is an allegory for the immigrant experience in the United States. Meanwhile, two bounty hunters from the Brother’s home planet arrive and try to capture him.
Plot: An alien slave crash-lands in New York City while being pursued by two Men in Black bounty hunters. His attempt to find a place for himself on Earth parallels that of the immigrant experience.
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A beautiful movie
When Rod Serling created the classic “Twilight Zone” TV show, he presented it as a harmless fantasy/SF show when it was actually a series of morality plays.
In this film you have John Sayles’ take on the same concept. He talks a standard SF cliche — the stranded ET — and uses it as the jumping-off place for a story about something altogether different. He doesn’t appear at the end, like Serling, and tell you what the moral or message was.
Rather than talk about all that (art appreciation and interpretation is pretty much a subjective affair), I would like to say a word or two about the performance of Mr. Joe Morton as the eponymous character:
The Brother is totally mute. And yet Morton’s performance knocks the poop out of any piece of acting you could name. Human and humane, empathetic and sympathetic. This guy will have you laughing and crying right along with him.
An incredible performance. Well worth the price of the rental, and the popcorn, and the gas that you burned up picking it up and…
An Unusual Cult Classic
A mute alien (Joe Morton) with the appearance of a black human is chased by outer-space bounty hunters through the streets of Harlem.
If this film had been made five years earlier, it might have fallen into the blaxploitation trap. But, luckily, this is not the case because it is above and beyond blaxploitation and in many ways far more clever. Rather than dwell on race, it just sort of accepts it.
There is the theme of immigration, though it is not heavy-handed and the viewer can choose to see this as a parable or not. They can choose to see it as science fiction or not. (Obviously it is, but it is light.) There is plenty of room for a viewer to imprint his or her own thoughts on to the story and make it their own.
Bonus: Fisher Stevens shows up.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 48 min (108 min), 1 hr 46 min (106 min) (Australia)
Genre Comedy, Sci-Fi
Director John Sayles
Writer John Sayles
Actors Joe Morton, Daryl Edwards, Rosanna Carter
Country United States
Awards 3 wins & 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arriflex 35 BL2, Zeiss and Angenieux Lenses
Laboratory Monaco Film Laboratories, San Francisco (CA), USA (2003 restoration), Movielab, New York (NY), USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman 125T 5247, 250T 5293)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm