Logan's Run
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In a hermetically sealed post-apocalyptic urban environment several centuries hence, Logan 5 (Michael York) and his friend Francis 7 (Richard Jordan) lead unquestioning lives of hedonism. Entertainment comes in the form of casual sexual liaisons and gladiatorial games in which those who do not wish to undergo euthanasia at the age of 30 vie for the illusory chance of continued life. As "sandmen," Logan and Francis are charged with tracking down and killing "runners" -- those citizens who will submit to neither "renewal" (a peaceful death) nor "carousel"… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 68%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A numbing combination of sloppy writing, vulgar art direction, high school acting, and bungled special effects."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"Logan's Run is a vast, silly extravaganza that delivers a certain amount of fun, once it stops taking itself seriously."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Maybe its ambitions outpace its performance, but at least it tries."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Cautionary tale of a futuristic society bent on destroying all but its youngest citizens."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"In the future, it's gonna look a lot like the '70s."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"Fundamentally, this is just further proof of Hollywood's untiring ability to reduce all science fiction to its most feeble stereotypes."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"... I found myself reflecting that sf writers can get away with a lot on the printed page that moviemakers just can't."
‑ Richard T. Jameson, Parallax View
"It's a good story with a well-defined sense of jeopardy, and appropriate performances by York and Agutter, but my most major problem is that too much is unexplained."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, LYTRules.com
"Sci-Fi, Super 70s Style! I love it."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson, StaciWilson.com
"Logan's Run is not great filmmaking, but it's a nice sci-fi thriller with an interesting enough plot to keep it propelling along."
‑ James Rocchi, Netflix
"Harmless fun enlivened by a couple of sequences that are as good as the entire film should have been."
‑ , New York Times
"Despite its grabber of a premise, Logan's Run flaunts poorly developed plot specifics; as such, it's terminally silly. Nevertheless, as a camp curio, it still has an odd but undeniable staying power. [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"A hit-and-miss futuristic film about a world in which nobody is allowed to live past 30 years."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Pre-Star Wars sci-fi; the events of the next year rendered it obsolete with record speed although there's a little more than usual here to enjoy."
‑ Jake Euker, F5 (Wichita, KS)
"If you can resist the urge to laugh, it's still a visually fascinating and provocatively entertaining film."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
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