Blade Runner
Blade Runner (1982)

A blend of science fiction and noir detective fiction, Blade Runner (1982) was a box office and critical bust upon its initial exhibition, but its unique postmodern production design became hugely influential within the sci-fi genre, and… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 27, 1997
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Misunderstood when it first hit theaters, the influence of Ridley Scott's mysterious, neo-noir Blade Runner has deepened with time. A visually remarkable, achingly human sci-fi masterpiece.

Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

This is perhaps the only science-fiction film that can be called transcendental.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

The film still represents the cutting edge of dark science fiction.

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Ralph Novak
People Magazine

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.

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

As a display terminal for the wizardry of Designers Lawrence G. Paull, Douglas Trumbull and Syd Mead, the movie delivers.

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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

Blade Runner: The Final Cut plays better now than ever.

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Rob Vaux

A motion picture masterpiece on the short list of Reasons Why This Medium is Worthwhile.

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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle

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.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

Open the champagne: Blade Runner is finally just the way Ridley Scott wanted it. And it only took 25 years.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 91% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer Macklin
Great noir. The setting was unbelievable and the characters were so 'human'. Too bad she won't live
Dan Schultz
An undeniably impressive science-fiction movie that works best whenever Rutger Hauer's wry grin appears on screen, but isn't as compelling whenever… More
Kase Vollebregt
Ridley Scott's 'Blade Runner' is not only a sci-fi classic, but a classic neo-noir as well. The pace is slow, but an engaging climax, built… More
Jack Hawkins
Blade Runner is nothing more than a visual spectacle, and its special effects are quickly failing the test of time, which means it's swiftly losing the… More
Eugene Bernabe
Ridley Scott's hardworking and stressful developmental stages pays off with this sensational sci-fi action thriller. Blade Runner is a mesmerizing and… More
Kevin M. Williams
There's nothing to say that hasn't been said: simply a great, great blending of science fiction and film noir, aided and enhanced by a dreamy… More