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A motion picture masterpiece on the short list of Reasons Why This Medium is Worthwhile.
| Original Score: A+
It takes a particularly weird kind of sincerity to end a movie that has been for its entire running time an exploration of surfaces... with its most sublime and humane gesture.
| Original Score: 10/10
| Original Score: 5/5
This is perhaps the only science-fiction film that can be called transcendental.
| Original Score: A-
[VIDEO] Blade Runner is one of the most enigmatic yet problematic science fiction films ever made.
A quintessential film noir of the 1980s, much underestimated at the time of release.
A dark, philosophical sci-fi drama for older teens.
| Original Score: 4/5
As a display terminal for the wizardry of Designers Lawrence G. Paull, Douglas Trumbull and Syd Mead, the movie delivers.
From the opening shot of a Los Angeles cityscape at night in the year 2019, it is clear that Scott has conjured up something special.
For all its armor of brutalizing urban dystopia (and, boy, is there a lot of that -- you could fund a war on terror with the fog- and rain-machine budgets alone), Blade Runner has a gooey center.
It may be a quarter of a century old, but Blade Runner still seems like the future . . .
Probably close to being on par with Fritz Lang's Metropolis in terms of grandeur -- although of a stunningly different and far more unsettling kind.
The new version helped me see the soul because, ironically, this rendering is so much brighter. Noir or not, a film you can't see properly is a film you can't fully appreciate.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Though it's a triumph of visual futurism and an ornament to sci-fi cinema as well as to cinema in general, I resist it on some level.
It's an overwhelming, immersive experience, a total creation of a possible future so complete that you don't need exposition to know how we got from here to there (2019).
Stylistically, Blade Runner is the Citizen Kane of sci-fi movies.
| Original Score: 9/10
Scott's film may keep us at arm's length, but it holds us, too.
Blade Runner, which does not look one bit dated, envelops us so completely in its off-kilter, near-future world.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
The changes are minor, but the overall effect is a much cleaner, more logical, and more organically flowing movie.
| Original Score: 4/4