14 MINUTES FROM EARTH

14 MINUTES FROM EARTH REVIEWED

“14 Minutes From Earth” is a solid story with hit & miss documentary. Alan Eustance is a former Google head and a bit of a daredevil. Most of the talking heads will comment on his genius and then quickly chuckle about him being crazy. I want to hear more about the insanity! The only time you get any real talk about the matter is watching Eustace’s wife watch the stunt with complete and utter disdain. Kathy (Eustace’s wife) is the Superintendent Chalmers of this documentary and she shines every time she gets to talk.

Alan Eustace has a personality that I understand to a frightening degree. Disciples of Thomas Mallory are all born with the “because it’s there” mentality and it gets you into trouble more than it helps. The documentary bores mostly until we actually get to see Eustace fall back to Earth with his parachute device. The work staged to capture those visuals is stunning! It’s just that viewers have to trek through so much to get there.

Documentaries like this are always a mixed bag. While I have seen terrible ones, this entry doesn’t quite hit upper quality level. But, it’s worth giving a watch. Pick it up today!

FILM STATS

  • 1 hr and 25 mins
  • Gunpowder & Sky Distribution
  • Not Rated

RELEASE DATE: 11/15/16

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