Silent Running (1971)
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Bruce Dern stars as the caretaker of a greenhouse located on a group of space stations that are sent into orbit. The Earth has been stripped clean of foliage, and the greenhouse contains the last remaining greenery from the planet. Dern's staff includes three human beings and a trio of endearing robots named Huey, Dewey, and Louie. When word arrives, from the powers that be, that the greenhouse is to be destroyed (the space station is more valuable to man when hauling cargo and not "preserving
Jan 1, 1972 Wide
Oct 10, 2000
MCA Universal Home Video
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The production lacks much dramatic credibility and often teeters on the edge of the ludicrous.
The film is enjoyable for its intimacy, seriousness, and intelligent character work, virtues not perpetuated by the subsequent new wave.
Silent Running is no jerry-built science fiction film, but it's a little too simple-minded to be consistently entertaining.
... a movie out of the ordinary -- especially if you like science fiction.
Suffers from age, but Trumbull's vision still glows, as does terrific Bruce Dern in practically solo turn.
Visual effects pioneer Douglas Trumbull (notable for his work on 2001: A Space Odyssey, Blade Runner and Close Encounters of the Third Kind), made his directorial debut with this eco-themed sci-fi classic
Silent Running concentrates heavily on special effects, resulting in some stunning imagery. Dern gives an engaging, against-type performance, though the script is stretched out very thin to support a feature-length film.
Embora obviamente datado e piegas em alguns momentos (as seqüências musicais são constrangedoras), desperta algumas boas indagações filosóficas que se tornam bem mais interessantes que as discussões ecológicas que o filme pretende provocar.
A pretty s-f outing, good special effects, but slow at times.
A great, overlooked science fiction classic.
Morally challenging science fiction drama with a protagonist who is a genuine ecological hero.
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