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Blade Runner Reviews

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March 5, 2016
Like Nolan's INCEPTION and Kubrick's 2001, Scott's works are really shallow, action set pieces masquerading as profound science fiction.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 2, 2015
Film noir cubed, science fiction a step beyond 2001.
August 2, 2015
Even when over the top, Scott's uncompromisingly disorienting film is a singularly hallucinatory experience and nothing short of exhilarating.
August 2, 2015
A masterpiece of dystopian science fiction on film.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 2, 2015
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.
August 2, 2015
The contradictions that plague the movie are apparent from the outset.
August 5, 2013
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.
June 25, 2012
A motion picture masterpiece on the short list of Reasons Why This Medium is Worthwhile.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
June 11, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
September 7, 2011
This is perhaps the only science-fiction film that can be called transcendental.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
July 3, 2011
[VIDEO ESSAY] Blade Runner is one of the most enigmatic yet problematic science fiction films ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
June 6, 2011
A quintessential film noir of the 1980s, much underestimated at the time of release.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 1, 2011
A dark, philosophical sci-fi drama for older teens.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 18, 2008
...a hopelessly overrated piece of work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 18, 2008
It seems ageless, despite being set in 2019. This is a future more murky than shining, where hardened men move among the lowlife in a warren of streets lit like an Edward Hopper painting, below pyramid-like skyscrapers.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 22, 2008
As a display terminal for the wizardry of Designers Lawrence G. Paull, Douglas Trumbull and Syd Mead, the movie delivers.
April 2, 2008
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 19, 2008
It may be a quarter of a century old, but Blade Runner still seems like the future . . .
February 22, 2008
Paradoxically, Scott's crowded, misty, neon streetscape seems even murkier; fuzz I chalked up to VHS tapes is production designer Lawrence G. Paull dumping ashtrays in the air.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
February 19, 2008
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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