Soylent Green
First screened in July 2014
Director: Richard Fleischer. Cast: Charlton Heston, Edward G. Robinson, Leigh Taylor-Young, Chuck Connors, Brock Peters, Paula Kelly, Joseph Cotten, Stephen Young, Mike Henry, Celia Lovsky, Whit Bissell, Roy Jenson, Leonard Stone. Screenplay: Stanley R. Greenberg (based on the novel by Harry Harrison).

Twitter Capsule: Payoff clear from miles out after 90 eerie but hazily conceived and under-budgeted minutes. Robinson a welcome bonus.

VOR:   Robinson's last film, and a durable frame of pop-cultural reference, albeit in a frequently mocking way. Hard to see what's striking here but also to deny its legacy.

Photo © 1973 Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C

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