• Soylent Green (1973)

Soylent Green

Release Date: May 9th, 1973

DVD Release Date: August 5th, 2003

PG |1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary

In a densely overpopulated, starving New York City of the future, NYPD detective Robert Thorn (Charlton Heston) investigates the murder of an executive at rations manufacturer Soylent Corporation. With the help of elderly academic Solomon "Sol" Roth (Edward G. Robinson), Thorn begins to make real progress -- until the governor mysteriously pulls the plug. Obsessed with the mystery, Thorn steps out from behind the badge and launches his own investigation into the murder.

Cast: Charlton Heston, Edward G. Robinson, Leigh Taylor-Young, Chuck Connors, Brock Peters, Paula Kelly

Director: Richard Fleischer

Genres: Mystery , Science fiction

Production Co: Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Distributors: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, VĂ­deo Arte

Keywords: Best friend, Quest, Pursuit, Police station, New York City, Mystery, Dark, Suspenseful

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Rolling Stone

    The overall tone is one of melancholy rather than sci-fi wonder, and the film's cynicism is hard to shake. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    A good, solid science-fiction movie, and a little more. show more

  • 80
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Conjures up a terrifying vision of the future that is made all the more urgent by today's inflationary food prices and fast approaching energy crisis. show more

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