What is the secret of Soylent Green?
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- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 1 hours, 37 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: March 25, 2008
- Originally Released: 1973
- Label: Warner Home Video
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Surround 5.1 - English
- Stereo - French
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Charlton Heston, Edward G. Robinson, Leigh Taylor-Young, Chuck Connors, Joseph Cotten & Brock Peters|
|Performer:||Dick Van Patten, Stephen Young & Paula Kelly|
|Directed by||Richard Fleischer|
|Edited by||Samuel E. Beetley|
|Screenwriting by||Stanley R. Greenberg|
|Composition by||Fred Myrow|
|Art Direction by||Edward C. Carfagno|
|Produced by||Walter Seltzer|
|Director of Photography:||Richard H. Kline|
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"Soylent Green is people!"
Rating: 5/10 -- ...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. Full Review
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. Full Review
Rating: 3/5 -- It's a hard one to judge, and while I enjoyed watching it, I don't see myself watching it again...I guess an average score then, but I am glad I finally watched it. Full Review
It seems, for all its futuristic malarkey, as contrived and antiquated a melodrama as may be seen any night on the Late Show. Full Review
Gannett News Service
...SOYLENT stands up remarkably well, largely due to Richard Fleishcer's suitably stark direction...
Good, solid stuff, assembled efficiently enough to be pretty persuasive. Full Review
Rating: 2/4 -- Not well thought-out and a genuine disappointment for all its visibility in the popular conversation Full Review
Film Freak Central
21st century New York City is (still) an overpopulated mess, and the only food left is Soylent Green, a soybean and lentil concoction with an extra-special, government-mandated ingredient. As police detective Thorn (Charlton Heston) investigates a murder, he learns of a conspiracy with bizarre implications. This Edward G. Robinson's final movie, as the star died not long after filming his final scene. Based on Harry Harrison's "Make Room! Make Room!"
A nightmarish vision of the future set in New York City circa the year 2022. The population has swelled to 40 million and the environment is so ravaged by pollution that a synthetic food known as Soylent Green is the only kind available. When the director of the giant corporation that manufactures this food supply is murdered, the detective investigating the case gradually discovers the horrifying truth about Soylent Green's secret ingredient.
Cannibalism | Futuristic | Post-Apocalypse | Science-Fiction | Thriller | Recommended | Theatrical Release | New York City | Essential Cinema
- Theatrical Release: April 19, 1973.
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