Joe Morton stars in this dramatic comedy, set in New York City in the early 1980s, as “The Brother,” an alien and escaped slave who, while fleeing “Another Planet,” has crash-landed in Upper New York Harbor.
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Joe Morton is nothing short of brilliant here and gives the performance of his career in this exquisite piece of science fiction cinema with a little bit of social commentary thrown in for good measure. Also, Sayles and Strathairn are badass as the Men in Black.
Slow paced, but the last 15 minutes were great and I rated it higher for that reason. A black skinned alien crashes in New York pursued by two white skinned aliens. Kinda slow and meandering as the protagonist tries to blend in with humans while the white skinned aliens try to hunt him down, but it really came together in the end.