Blade Runner Reviews

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November 18, 2019
Still profound 18 years after its sell-by date, Blade Runner remains worthy of acclaim and analysis even as it exists in a "future" with very little resemblance to the one that came to pass.
October 17, 2018
Ridley Scott has produced a new vision that is forbidding.
August 2, 2015
Film noir cubed, science fiction a step beyond 2001.
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.
September 7, 2011
This is perhaps the only science-fiction film that can be called transcendental.
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.
August 22, 2008
As a display terminal for the wizardry of Designers Lawrence G. Paull, Douglas Trumbull and Syd Mead, the movie delivers.
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.
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.
November 23, 2007
Blade Runner, in all its various, shimmering incarnations, is deathless.
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.
November 16, 2007
Blade Runner: The Final Cut plays better now than ever.
November 16, 2007
Open the champagne: Blade Runner is finally just the way Ridley Scott wanted it. And it only took 25 years.
November 9, 2007
There are no plot-altering additions or subtractions. But the digitally spruced print is gorgeous to look at and listen to.
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.
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.
November 1, 2007
Ridley Scott created a triumph of retro-futuristic design over narrative or character richness.
October 5, 2007
The opportunity to see one of the milestone visual achievements in a big hall with a giant screen is not to be missed. And even if you saw Blade Runner in a theater in 1982, this will be an entirely new experience.
October 4, 2007
Mainly, the re-release is a good excuse to indulge once more in Scott's iconic and highly influential vision of a future Los Angeles choked by rain, neon and cheap pleasure palaces.
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