Soylent Green
Soylent Green (1973)

This 1973 film, based on the novel by Harry Harrison, won a Nebula Award for "Best Science Fiction Film" and marks the final screen appearance of Edward G. Robinson. It predicts a Malthusian future for the human race;… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: May 9, 1973
DVD 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

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

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Chuck Heston as a very nearly corrupt cop in a messed up future New York peeling back one helluva ugly scab on societal expediencies. Still vibrant, still… 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
Carlos Magalh„es
The greenish cinematography and '70s visuals for a futurist dystopia look terribly dated today, and even if the film has an interesting idea and a… More
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
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