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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
June 20, 2011
Not well thought-out and a genuine disappointment for all its visibility in the popular conversation
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sean Axmaker
April 1, 2011
Where so many science fiction visions of the era have dated, this gritty creation of a depressed (and depressing) future... looks all the more real.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
September 14, 2009
...a movie based on an ending. And if you can't figure out that ending ten minutes into the movie, you aren't paying attention.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Douglas Pratt
June 15, 2007
The film was a typical seventies sci-fi effort, scientifically illiterate and unimaginatively composed.
| Original Score: 2/5

TV Guide
June 5, 2007
A sluggishly directed look at life and death in the 21st century.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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June 5, 2007
The somewhat plausible and proximate horrors in the story of Soylent Green carry the production over its awkward spots to the status of a good futuristic exploitation film.
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Don Druker
Chicago Reader
June 5, 2007
Uneven and slightly muddled futuristic horror story -- not really science fiction, more like an antipollution PSA gone berserk.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
May 9, 2006
Modestly entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Good, solid stuff, assembled efficiently enough to be pretty persuasive.
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 10, 2005
This futuristic thriller just seems to keep getting better with age. An entertaining sci-fi flick done before special effects took over the genre.
| Original Score: 3/5
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A.H. Weiler
New York Times
May 9, 2005
Their 21st-century New York occasionally is frightening but it is rarely convincingly real.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
July 5, 2004
The future never looked as retro...
| Original Score: 2.5/5

Austin Chronicle
October 5, 2003
A doozy.
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
August 30, 2003
still contains enough pleasures even with the 'secret' so well known
Full Review | Original Score: B
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
August 22, 2003
Thanks to Phil Hartman's riotous Saturday Night Live impersonation of Charlton Heston's hysterical detective from Soylent Green, people who've never seen Richard Fleischer's film know its surprise ending.
Jeremiah Kipp
August 10, 2003
It's quite an amusing movie.
| Original Score: 3/5
John Esther
Pasadena Weekly
August 2, 2003
The SNL skits are better
| Original Score: 1/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
April 2, 2003
A stoic Heston, a nice turn for Robinson, and see-through ironies.
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
January 11, 2003
It would have made a great episode of The Twilight Zone, but feature length is too much for its premise.
| Original Score: 2/5
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
November 15, 2002
Great sci-fi with a surprisingly environmentalist message -- you have to wonder if Heston paid close attention.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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