I love this movie. No excuses. No apologies. It is one of my favorite movies of all time. If ever there was a movie that proves that story trumps special effects it is this. The themes of self reliance, of the triumph of virtue over self indulgence, of the value of freedom give me goose bumps just to think about. It stands up to repeated viewings and is one of the few movies that outshines its source material. The book by William F Nolan is so horrible I get a little vomit in the back of my mouth just thinking about it but David Zelag Goodman, the screenwriter, and Michael Anderson, the director, turn that attrocious piece of excrement into a glittering jewel. They don't slack on the action scenes either which are tense and energetic. Jenny Agutter, Michael York, and Richard Jordan are all great. Peter Ustiov is a legend for good reason. See if you don't take in a long deep breath of fresh air along with Logan and Jessica as they break free of the city and witness their first sunrise together.
Netflix status: DVD & Blu Ray only. But you can buy the DVD for $5 you cheap bastard and you should own it because it's great.