Blade Runner (1982)
Critic Consensus: Misunderstood when it first hit theaters, the influence of Ridley Scott's mysterious, neo-noir Blade Runner has deepened with time. A visually remarkable, achingly human sci-fi masterpiece.
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Too bad the filmmakers didn't try to recapture the modest virtues of the Dick novel, which (despite many flaws of its own) has a humor and humanity that are nowhere felt in 'Blade Runner.
The contradictions that plague the movie are apparent from the outset.
This is perhaps the only science-fiction film that can be called transcendental.
As a display terminal for the wizardry of Designers Lawrence G. Paull, Douglas Trumbull and Syd Mead, the movie delivers.
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"Blade Runner" is the type of bizarre film that you really need to be in the mood to watch. Harrison Ford leads this film as a Blade Runner hired to track down replicants. The main story seems simple enough, and while it is, there is much more going on, most of which is not as interesting. However; the cast puts their heart and soul into these roles, making you really believe that you are watching a futuristic world gone terribly wrong. I love watching "Blade Runner," but there is the complexity of such a simple story that kind of turns me off each time. This film is brilliantly written, beautifully shot, the effects are ahead of it's time, and the direction by Ridley Scott is commendable as always. Watching this film is like taking a step into the worst possible future. That is why I can highly recommend it. It's weird tone and characters will turn some people off, but if you are willing to accept creativity at it's finest, you will enjoy this movie. The picture does drag on a little for me, but it is undeniably a great film. "Blade Runner" is really, really good.
Great noir. The setting was unbelievable and the characters were so 'human'. Too bad she won't live
Ridley Scott's 'Blade Runner' is not only a sci-fi classic, but a classic neo-noir as well. The pace is slow, but an engaging climax, built alongside amazing production design is what makes 'Blade Runner' such a masterpiece. It's themes run deep, crafting a tale that requires its audience to think rather than just experience. The voiceovers are completely unnecessary as well, and kind of trample on the essence of the film, but later cuts of the film are devoid of them. 'Blade Runner' requires patience, but it is not hard to see why this film is praised as a classic for two different genres.
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