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Year
1973
Runtime
97 min.
Director
Richard Fleischer
Genres
Sci-Fi, Thriller, Mystery
Rating *
7.1
Votes *
37,991
Checks
5,839
Favs
280
Dislikes
39
Favs/checks
4.8% (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. 7 years 3 months 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. 6 years 12 months ago
  3. ChrisReynolds's avatar

    ChrisReynolds

    I find a lot of these 70s sci-fi films like to do world-building and create atmosphere by just portraying everyday life in their future societies, which is the complete opposite of modern sci-fi films that try to inspire awe and amazement with special effects and action. That said, Soylent Green could definitely be a lot more tightly written and a lot less boring at times, but it does effectively create a melancholic atmosphere and a sense of doom for its future society. 5 years 6 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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