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: 89% 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.

Michael Wilmington
Los Angeles Times

Film noir cubed, science fiction a step beyond 2001.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

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

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Michael Joshua Rowin
Stop Smiling

Even when over the top, Scott's uncompromisingly disorienting film is a singularly hallucinatory experience and nothing short of exhilarating.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

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.

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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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Martin Chilton
Daily Telegraph

A masterpiece of dystopian science fiction on film.

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Gary Arnold
Washington Post

The contradictions that plague the movie are apparent from the outset.

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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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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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Flixster Audience Score: 91% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
"Blade Runner" is the type of bizarre film that you really need to be in the mood to watch. Harrison Ford leads this film as a Blade Runner hired to… 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
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