Blade Runner Reviews

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Beth Accomando
KPBS.org
December 4, 2007
Blade Runner has only gotten better with time. Do yourself a favor and pass over anything new in theaters and go for this old classic, it still has the power to dazzle and amaze.
| Original Score: 10/10
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
November 30, 2007
This definitive print should be the last little push that "Blade Runner" needs to complete its 25-year journey from box office failure to cult favorite to full-blown classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Mary F. Pols
Contra Costa Times
November 30, 2007
This "new" Blade Runner is still a science fiction classic.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 29, 2007
The film still represents the cutting edge of dark science fiction.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Xan Brooks
Guardian
November 23, 2007
Blade Runner, in all its various, shimmering incarnations, is deathless.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5

Film4
November 23, 2007
Reviled on release, who would have thought that Ridley Scott's sci-fi noir would go on to become so influential and retrospectively acclaimed?
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Tae Mawson
BBC.com
November 23, 2007
Twenty five years after its original release, the boldly titled and definitive-sounding Final Cut has arrived, and thankfully, it boasts editorial polishes and technical upheavals that'll have George Lucas dashing back to the cutting room.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
November 16, 2007
Blade Runner: The Final Cut plays better now than ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
November 16, 2007
Open the champagne: Blade Runner is finally just the way Ridley Scott wanted it. And it only took 25 years.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
November 9, 2007
There are no plot-altering additions or subtractions. But the digitally spruced print is gorgeous to look at and listen to.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
November 9, 2007
Much of the film's erotic charge and moral and ideological ambiguity stem from the fact that these characters are very nearly the only ones we care about.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
November 9, 2007
This is a seminal film, building on older classics like Metropolis or Things to Come, but establishing a pervasive view of the future that has influenced science fiction films ever since.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
November 3, 2007
Even if this 1982 movie were made in 2007, it would be hailed for its special effects and production design.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Peter Sobczynski
eFilmCritic.com
November 1, 2007
"Blade Runner" is no mere museum piece%u2013it continues to live and breathe in a manner unlike the vast majority of contemporary films, regardless of genre, and this is why it continues to resonate just as strongly as it did back in 1982.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
November 1, 2007
Ridley Scott created a triumph of retro-futuristic design over narrative or character richness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Shawn Levy
Oregonian
October 26, 2007
'I've seen things you people wouldn't believe,' declares one of the androids late in the going. And if you've seen this film, you can make the same claim.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
October 26, 2007
Blade Runner's ability to keep us enthralled, and keep us talking, 25 years later is the sure sign of a classic.
| Original Score: 4/4
Brandon Judell
New York Theatre Wire
October 20, 2007
This is the tenth final version of the Blade Runner. This version is the best. It goes snap . . .snap . . . snap.
Scott A. Mantz
Entertainment Insiders
October 20, 2007
Not only is Blade Runner a relevant masterpiece that asks poignant questions about what it means to be human, but it also looks like it could have been made today.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Nathaniel Rogers
Film Experience
October 11, 2007
The macro eye closeup that opens this spectacular film (newly scrubbed and polished) is a perfect statement for the movie, human but abstract: unconnected to a face.
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