Parents' Guide to

Logan's Run

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Kitschy sci-fi classic has some sexual content.

Movie PG 1976 119 minutes
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age 14+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 18+

every thing is terrible.

terrible do not watch this. it is the worst movie in the world. it should be rated (NC-17) or at least (R). it also has a lot of sex and nudity. +_+
age 16+

Logan’s Run

This is a great early science fiction film more people need to see. Maybe I saw a different version, but kids really shouldn’t be watching this. The PG rating is laughably low. There are more female chests in this movie than in Blade Runner. Seriously. Not a kids film.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (5 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This is a thoroughly enjoyable slice of pre-Star Wars '70s sci-fi. With its geodisic dome living, polyester uniforms, synthy soundtrack, and casual hedonism, there's no denying that this is a 1970s conception of the future, but so much of it holds up, particularly its messages on the over-reliance on technology, ageism, and escapism through decadence. The sheer entertainment value of it makes it easy to forgive the dated special effects and unintentionally funny dialogue. Despite its arguable merits and qualities, Logan's Run ends up being a more memorable and absorbing sci-fi movie than many sci-fi movies made in recent decades with much larger budgets (even if the $9 million spent on Logan's Run was considered exorbitant at the time).

Even in spite of the plot twists and ironies that come off as tropes already used by, say, Solyent Green and Planet of the Apes, Logan's Run manages to emerge with its own unique style. The beginning of the "Carousel" ritual looks as weird as anything from a Jodorowsky movie. The plastic surgeon's office, the "love zone," Michael York's dramatic flair, and Farrah Fawcett-Major's hair are also memorable. Logan's Run performs the difficult trick of presenting a serious message without being overly serious at every turn. It's a refreshing alternative from all the sci-fi movies where the characters seem to do nothing all day but brood about futuristic existence while waiting on their Starbucksbot 3000 to deliver their coffee.

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