Silent Running (1972)


Douglas Trumbull directs Bruce Dern, Cliff Potts and Ron Rifkin in this environmentalist sci-fi about an astronaut who kills his crew to save the bio dome that contains the last of Earth’s fauna and flora. 

Dull hippy posturing with longuers of nothing and anachronistic Joan Baez songs. Sure, the effects and set design are retro futuristic marvels and Dern has never been unwatchable… but Jesus… this takes the least direct, most boring road to oblivion.


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