Silent Running

1972

Silent Running

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Total Count: 27
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After the end of all botanical life on Earth, ecologist Freeman Lowell (Bruce Dern) maintains a greenhouse on a space station in order to preserve various plants for future generations. Assisted by three robots and a small human crew, Lowell rebels when he is ordered to destroy the greenhouse in favor of carrying cargo, a decision that puts him at odds with everyone but his mechanical companions. Lowell and his robots are forced to do anything necessary to keep their invaluable greenery alive.

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Critic Reviews for Silent Running

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (5)

  • The production lacks much dramatic credibility and often teeters on the edge of the ludicrous.

    Jun 4, 2007 | Full Review…

    Variety Staff

    Variety
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  • The film is enjoyable for its intimacy, seriousness, and intelligent character work, virtues not perpetuated by the subsequent new wave.

    Jun 4, 2007 | Full Review…
  • A wonderful film.

    Jun 24, 2006 | Full Review…

    Derek Adams

    Time Out
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  • Silent Running is no jerry-built science fiction film, but it's a little too simple-minded to be consistently entertaining.

    May 9, 2005 | Rating: 2.5/5
  • A movie out of the ordinary - especially if you like science fiction.

    Oct 23, 2004 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
  • Among the most intelligent and entertaining sci-fi films of the 1970.

    Mar 2, 2012 | Full Review…

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