• 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, Vídeo Arte

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

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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

Similar Movies

The Stuff
The Stuff

A private detective investigates a new consumer taste treat that's absolutely delicious and just possibly lethal.

Stream Online
Minority Report
Minority Report

Based on a story by famed science fiction writer Philip K. Dick, "Minority Report" is an action-detective thriller set in Washington D.C. in 2054, where police utilize a psychic technology to arrest a...

Stream OnlineWatch Trailer
Logan's Run
Logan's Run

In the year 2274, young residents enjoy an idyllic, hedonistic lifestyle within the protective confines of a domed city. The general belief is that when each person turns 30, they are reincarnated for...

Stream Online