Blade Runner (The Final Cut)
Blade Runner (The Final Cut) (1982)

Visually spectacular, intensely action-packed and powerfully prophetic since its debut, Blade Runner returns in Ridley Scott's definitive Final Cut, including extended scenes and never-before-seen special effects. In a signature role as… More

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Rated: R
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DVD Release Date: December 17, 2007
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tom Huddleston
Time Out

The single most immersive and tactile world ever created for the cinema.

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Mark Kermode
Observer (UK)

Ford, with his Star Wars cachet, was Blade Runner's top-line draw, but it's Hauer's movie all the way, his shimmering "replicant" providing the tonal touchstone for Ridley Scott's severally reworked masterpiece.

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Alan Jones
Radio Times

Scott's visionary thriller makes the acid rain/neon-drenched Los Angeles of 2019 a far colder, more violent and depressing place.

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Peter Keough
Boston Globe

Perhaps on its deepest level, "Blade Runner" explores ... a theme as old as Genesis and the myth of Prometheus, and iterated in "Paradise Lost," Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein," and in Blake's arcane, visionary mythology.

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Geoffrey Macnab
Independent (UK)

This remains an astonishing achievement: a Dystopian sci-fi epic that is also one of the best film noirs of recent times.

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Peter Bradshaw

Another chance to savour its pure unhurried strangeness, beginning with that bizarre vista of 2019 LA, with four tall buildings mysteriously belching fire-plumes into the night like apocalyptic oil rigs.

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Michael Joshua Rowin
Stop Smiling

The final cut seems to simply be an enhanced version of the 1992 director's cut, a technically perfected (Dolby remastered, special effects streamlined) fulfillment of the project Ridley oversaw but admits to rushing.

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Kate Muir
Times (UK)

"Blade Runner is a film set 40 years hence, made in the style of 40 years ago," Ridley Scott said of his celebrated science-fiction noir. Perhaps that other-worldly "retrofitted" look is why it seems ageless, despite being set in 2019.

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David Jenkins
Little White Lies

It's a quest movie - where one thing leads mechanically to another to another to another. There are no twists. It's noir only in atmosphere and expressionist lighting schemes.

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I caught this on the big screen before the long awaited sequel that hits next weekend. The film is an unique combination of action and futuristic film noir,… More