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514 Ratings

Silent Running

Directed by Douglas Trumbull
United States, 1972
Drama, Sci-Fi


Following a nuclear war, all vegetation has disappeared from the Earth and natural resources are no longer enough to ensure human survival as a species.

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Silent Running Directed by Douglas Trumbull

Critics reviews

As far as visual wizardry goes, Trumbull attempts to recreate the “Star Gate” sequence from 2001, and though he’s clearly working with less resources, the effects are dazzling nonetheless.
December 09, 2011
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Despite the triteness of the theme (Dern is in charge of maintaining the last remnants of the earth’s vegetation), the film is enjoyable for its intimacy, seriousness, and intelligent character work, virtues not perpetuated by the subsequent new wave.
January 01, 1980
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