Logan's Run


Logan's Run

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One of the last pre-Star Wars science-fiction extravaganzas (based on a novel by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson) takes the famed '60s maxim about not trusting anyone over thirty one step further. Set in the 23rd century, Logan's Run wakes place in a world of peace and immediate pleasure, where nobody grows old. After the age of 30, people go in for "renewal" -- meaning they are killed (although the government hides this from the population). But in this utopian paradise, some people still want to live past thirty. Known as "runners," these people are unhappy being "renew" and try to flee to a place called "Sanctuary." Secret police, called "sandmen," are employed to hunt down runners for renewal. One particular sandman, Logan Five (Michael York), is assigned to discover the truth behind Sanctuary. To do this, his life-clock is accelerated and he poses as a runner. When he suspects that renewal is more about death than life, he joins up with Jessica 6 (Jenny Agutter), a member of the underground movement, and the two flee the city hoping to find Sanctuary.

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  • Dec 05, 2015
    Between 3 and 3.5. I barely give it 3.5, just for originality.
    Kyle M Super Reviewer
  • Oct 03, 2015
    Logan's Run is a great bad movie. What makes it great is the genuine energy and seriousness put into it. As sci-fi, it is not even terrible, but rather is fun as far as the concepts go. The youthful earnestness (typical of that era, like Luke in Star Wars) of the lead actors is a refreshing change from typical posturing one expects, and it adds to the fun/silly vibe. Perhaps four stars is generous, but I enjoyed it; just the type of flick to put on when you have a few random hours to kill late at night.
    Robert B Super Reviewer
  • Jan 21, 2013
    Science-fiction continues to be one of cinema's least-promising genres. "Logan's Run" is another one of the many sci-fi films that can't deliver, and while it's not a complete disaster, it doesn't work on any level. The acting is hokey, the special effects are outdated, the costume design is corny and cheap-looking and the storytelling is stale. While the opening hour is strong and interesting, the film's second half is overlong, boring and feels incredibly aimless. The miniature sets are spectacular and Peter Ustinov is amusing in his role, but ultimately, "Logan's Run" is disappointing and forgettable.
    Stephen E Super Reviewer
  • Nov 12, 2012
    Probably the most exhuberant sci-fi movie ever made, Logan's Run is a very entertaining ride from start to finnish that accuses it's too wide range at times. The sets are absolutly amazing and always feel huge, despite the obvious miniatures of the Dome city, some sci-fi ideas are well realized on a visual level but sometimes it backfires a lot and it feels way too plastic and clunky, like the infamous robot scene. It's just ridiculous beyond words. The sci-fi ideas are always strong and serve as a nice cautionary tale with a nice twist about the outside world later on but the script itself sometimes struggles to keep up with the great ideas and it shows with some mediocre dialogue and acting, the never flowing setpiece after setpiece idea and a bit of the uninspired middle act. The soundtrack is admirable too with an amazing transition between synth based works onto classic Classical territory by Jerry Goldsmith. A must see for every sci-fi fan for better and for worse.
    Francisco G Super Reviewer

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