Blade Runner (1982)

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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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A blend of science fiction and noir detective fiction, Blade Runner (1982) was a box office and critical bust upon its initial exhibition, but its unique postmodern production design became hugely influential within the sci-fi genre, and the film gained a significant cult following that increased its stature. Harrison Ford stars as Rick Deckard, a retired cop in Los Angeles circa 2019. L.A. has become a pan-cultural dystopia of corporate advertising, pollution and flying automobiles, as well as … More

Rating: R (for violence and brief nudity)
Genre: Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: David Webb Peoples, Hampton Fancher, Darryl Ponicsan
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 27, 1997
Runtime:
Warner Bros. Pictures

Cast


as Rick Deckard

as Rachael

as J.F. Sebastian

as Chew

as Holden

as Taffey Lewis

as Cambodian Woman

as Sushi Master

as Sales Woman

as Showgirl

as Bartender

as Bar Patron

as Bar Patron

as Policeman

as Policeman

as Policeman

as Dr. Eldon Tyrell

as Rick Deckard
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Critic Reviews for Blade Runner

All Critics (103) | Top Critics (21)

Film noir cubed, science fiction a step beyond 2001.

Full Review… | August 2, 2015
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | August 2, 2015
Christian Science Monitor
Top Critic

This is perhaps the only science-fiction film that can be called transcendental.

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

As a display terminal for the wizardry of Designers Lawrence G. Paull, Douglas Trumbull and Syd Mead, the movie delivers.

Full Review… | August 22, 2008
TIME Magazine
Top Critic

Even when over the top, Scott's uncompromisingly disorienting film is a singularly hallucinatory experience and nothing short of exhilarating.

Full Review… | August 2, 2015
Stop Smiling

A masterpiece of dystopian science fiction on film.

Full Review… | August 2, 2015
Daily Telegraph

Audience Reviews for Blade Runner

"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.

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

½

Great noir. The setting was unbelievable and the characters were so 'human'. Too bad she won't live

Spencer Macklin
Spencer Macklin

Super Reviewer

½

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.

Kase Vollebregt
Kase Vollebregt

Super Reviewer

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