Blade Runner Reviews
VERDICT: "In The Zone" - [Mixed Reaction] These kinds of movies are usually movies that had some good things, but some bad things kept it from being amazing. This rating says buy an ex-rental or a cheap price of the DVD to own. If you consider cinema, ask for people's opinion on the film. (Films that are rated 2.5 or 3 stars)
It's a deliberately slow-moving film because of all this, and although that can sometimes be a bit of a drag, it's the most necessary way to tell such a thoughtful story. Aside from being a deconstruction of humanity, it's very much a police procedural at its core: as Deckard puts together the pieces to finding himself, he in turn puts together the pieces to finding the replicants. In that, Scott captures this story in a manner reminiscent of the aforementioned film noir. Director of photography Jordan Cronenweth films the many conversations in dark rooms, with characters masked behind shadows. The action sequences, in which Deckard actually has a chance to retire one of the replicants, run just long as they should, and then the film slows back down to focus on the characters and the themes. It's this calmness, paired with everything it has to say about life and humanity and technology, that makes Blade Runner such a triumph of filmmaking.