Soylent Green
Soylent Green (1973)

Richard Fleischer directed this nightmarish science fiction vision of an over-populated world, based on the novel by Harry Harrison. In 2022, New York City is a town bursting at the seams with a 40-million-plus population. Food is in short… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: August 5, 2003
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

The somewhat plausible and proximate horrors in the story of Soylent Green carry the production over its awkward spots to the status of a good futuristic exploitation film.

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A.H. Weiler
New York Times

Their 21st-century New York occasionally is frightening but it is rarely convincingly real.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...a movie based on an ending. And if you can't figure out that ending ten minutes into the movie, you aren't paying attention.

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Don Druker
Chicago Reader

Uneven and slightly muddled futuristic horror story -- not really science fiction, more like an antipollution PSA gone berserk.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

Not well thought-out and a genuine disappointment for all its visibility in the popular conversation

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Douglas Pratt

The film was a typical seventies sci-fi effort, scientifically illiterate and unimaginatively composed.

Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Good, solid stuff, assembled efficiently enough to be pretty persuasive.

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Sean Axmaker

Where so many science fiction visions of the era have dated, this gritty creation of a depressed (and depressing) future... looks all the more real.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

A sluggishly directed look at life and death in the 21st century.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
xGary Xx
In a near future where the world is vastly over-populated and nature's resources have become decimated, a cop investigating the murder of a rich executive… More
Keiko Aya
Directed by Richard Fleischer and Starring Charlton Heston, Leigh Taylor-Young, Joseph Cotten, Brock Peters and Paula Kelly. I was one of the very few people… More
Tsubaki Sanjuro
No idea why this movie gets so much bad reviews these days, sure, it's the "future" with people wearing 70s haircuts and clothes, big fucking… More
Aj V
A fantastic post-apocalyptic sci-fi horror movie, I love it! I highly recommend this movie, even if you know the ending.
Luke Baldock
A dark and disturbing look at a future that may surface, though hopefully not in the next 11 years as the film suggests. Heston is a police officer in an… More
Conner Rainwater
Had I seen this movie when it was released, it might ave had the effect it has on so many people. Sadly, it's the worst kept ending in movie history. I… More