Blade Runner 2049 - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Blade Runner 2049 Reviews

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September 13, 2018
Perhaps Blade Runner 2049's biggest flaw is style over substance. Check it out for the beautiful look, but be careful diving below the surface.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 22, 2018
Sadly, although the film has all the markings of a great sequel, it lacks any passion or sentiment for most of the story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 27, 2017
This movie is obsessed with the idea of women, and I don't mean that in a good way.
October 23, 2017
Why do producers spend millions on stars and special effects and forget to hire writers?
October 6, 2017
Liberation doesn't have quite the same effect when it's done by white people, for other white people.
October 9, 2017
The creators of this film had to use old ingredients to reconstruct a rancid and insipid concept that even Ryan Gosling can't save. [Full review in Spanish]
October 17, 2017
[Villeneuve] capably traces the broad strokes of Scott's hard-boiled, mostly action-free original, but he bungles the buttoned-up postmodernism.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 30, 2018
Any follow-up to Ridley Scott's Blade Runner was going to be an uphill struggle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 6, 2017
With the appearance of Harrison Ford, I notice that the mediocre bar is raised a little. But he's late in a film that seems eternal to me. [Full review in Spanish]
October 13, 2017
... Villeneuve is a director of obvious ideas whose edition tends to spell as if the audience could not add two plus two... [Full review in Spanish]
October 19, 2017
... there is a certain type of cinema that can be quite efficient, but it has no soul. Blade Runner 2049 is of that type. [Full review in Spanish]
October 5, 2017
When the script - FINALLY - gets around to Deckard, Ford props up the proceedings with some signs of life - but that energy is fleeting.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
December 19, 2017
It seems designed to watch itself even if no one showed up, like a rotating hall of mirrors. The film doesn't need us.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 5, 2017
It never properly creates its own world, the drama is plodding, and every character is a tiresome type.
October 19, 2017
Director Denis Villeneuve is the modern master of empty, thundering portent, and the dystopic future cinematic universe of Blade Runner gives him a gigantic space to practice his darkly didactic arts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 15, 2018
Blade Runner 2049 boasts impeccable direction and marvelous camerawork, on top of astonishing production design, visual effects, and music. However, when it comes to the film's thinly-stretched story, it leaves something to be desired.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 5, 2017
With more violence than the first film and a stronger emphasis on sex, this also lacks the underlying philosophical conundrums that made Blade Runner so lastingly powerful.
October 15, 2017
For all the admirable world-building and faithfulness to the style of the original, the story is almost a let-down and the soporific pace of the film makes it a tough slog.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 20, 2018
Small miracles do exist in Blade Runner 2049, but the organic beauty and possibility they represent gets buried beneath ponderous ruminations and plot twists ripped from the pantheon of generic science fiction.
October 6, 2017
Blade Runner 2049 has been made with impeccable craftsmanship and taste, yet the film is so terrified of disreputability that it renders itself dead from the waist down, unable to derive pleasure even from a theoretically kinky robot three-way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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