Silent Running ★★★

Even though the film has problems with its pacing and direction, Silent Running is a compelling film because of Bruce "Motherfuckin'" Dern. He shows why he such a captivating actor by bringing the zealotry, desperation, solitude, and sadness of Freeman Lowell. I knew the film was working well enough when I felt genuine concern for the little robots that accompany Freeman in his sad quest to preserve what little of nature remains.