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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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
Warner Bros. Pictures


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 (96) | Top Critics (18)

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

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… | November 30, 2007
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

The film still represents the cutting edge of dark science fiction.

Full Review… | November 29, 2007
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic

They all plod along while sometimes dazzling, sometimes boring special effects whiz by and Ford's climactic confrontation with Hauer approaches. Instead of tension building, though, things are grinding to a halt, including Hauer's gears.

Full Review… | August 5, 2013
People Magazine

A motion picture masterpiece on the short list of Reasons Why This Medium is Worthwhile.

Full Review… | June 25, 2012

Audience Reviews for Blade Runner


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

Spencer Macklin
Spencer Macklin

Super Reviewer


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

Ridley Scott's hardworking and stressful developmental stages pays off with this sensational sci-fi action thriller. Blade Runner is a mesmerizing and imaginative film that broadens the mind visually and mentally. Harrison Ford's witty performance as well as the supporting casts blends well with Scott's vision and direction as the film transcends and, to this day, is being labelled as one the best, if not the best, sci-fi films in motion picture history. 4/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer

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