Silent Running ★★★½

Douglas Trumbull's melancholic sci-fi Silent Running is an eco-friendly, intelligent film that unspectacularly shows a possible future for the plant life of Earth. Anchored by a wonderfully wired performance by Bruce "don't touch his fucking cantaloupes" Dern and three of the cutest robots ever, Silent Running is meditative, pondering and simply told. It's certainly a unique slice of science fiction and one that deserves more recognition.

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