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Year
1973
Runtime
97 min.
Director
Richard Fleischer
Genres
Sci-Fi, Thriller, Mystery
Rating *
7.1
Votes *
37,991
Checks
5,927
Favs
281
Dislikes
39
Favs/checks
4.7% (1:21)
Favs/dislikes
7:1
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  1. steamRobot's avatar

    steamRobot

    Its odd watching this movie since you know what's going on before the protaganist, but despite the lack of suspense I still thought it was excellent and kept waiting for someone to say those immortal words. 8 years ago
  2. ClassicLady's avatar

    ClassicLady

    A rather rambling story hitting all the obligatory sex, gunfight, sob-story, naked in the shower and deathbed scenes. Unfortunately, little of that tells the story of soylent green and what it is or how it came to be. I feel there is a really great story here somewhere but it never got told. The abrupt ending with the spoiler But to me it just seemed forced and not very convincing. Although this movie is worth watching for Edward G. Robinson's performance alone, don't expect to be in suspense over the plot. 7 years 8 months ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Soylent Green has one of the best-known twist endings in film history, so... does that lessen its power? I don't think so, because while everyone remembers the punch line, there's a lot more to this dystopian flick. There's a lot of world-building, for example, and I especially appreciated how the over-population was presented, going so far as to stage a fight right on top of people. The have-nots are huddling together on staircases, the middle class might be sharing cramped apartments, and the rich, well, the rich have so much space they can hire "furniture", companions who see to their every need, from the throng of people who just want to get out of the crowd. Edward G. Robinson, in his 101st and final role is touching as an old man who remembers the world as it was, and the film doesn't get any better than the scene where he shares a meal with Charlton Heston who's been raised on energy crackers. And there's a strong exploitation vibe coming from the cop story, from the grisly murder to the corrupt cops to the live-in prostitutes lounging around (including Leigh Taylor-Young looking like Lauren Ambrose 1.0 to me). I quite like the aesthetic and how it was adapted to a near-future that thematically hasn't passed its due date yet. So yeah, Soylent Green still has power. We have two years to prepare for it... 1 year 3 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #70 in BFI's 100 Science Fiction Films
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  2. This movie ranks #72 in Total Sci-Fi's The 100 Greatest Sci-Fi Movies
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  3. This movie ranks #838 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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