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Blade Runner Reviews

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John Mark Eberhart
Kansas City Star
January 4, 2008
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
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
January 1, 2008
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Sean Axmaker
MSN.com
January 1, 2008
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).
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
December 18, 2007
Stylistically, Blade Runner is the Citizen Kane of sci-fi movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Jesse Hassenger
Filmcritic.com
December 17, 2007
Scott's film may keep us at arm's length, but it holds us, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
December 7, 2007
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
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
December 6, 2007
The changes are minor, but the overall effect is a much cleaner, more logical, and more organically flowing movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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.
| 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+
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