Blade Runner 2049
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 6, 2017
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Critic Score: 87% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Visually stunning and narratively satisfying, Blade Runner 2049 deepens and expands its predecessor's story while standing as an impressive filmmaking achievement in its own right.

Angelica Jade Bastién
New York Magazine/Vulture

Watching Ford and Gosling onscreen together suggests an evolution of masculinity within the films, one that exists along a continuum of noir leading men, from those failing to hide their tenderhearted nature to the solemn figures who make stoicism an art.

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Alison Willmore
BuzzFeed News

Blade Runner 2049, on the other hand, manages to be prettier but far more prosaic.

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Robert Kojder
Flickering Myth

It's an arresting blend of artistic and blockbuster sensibilities that will stand the test of time right beside its trailblazing predecessor

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

From the grayed-out countrysides over which the sky has closed like a lid; to the drizzly neon decadence of Los Angeles; to the Ozymandian wreckage of Las Vegas-the film is a visual splendor of the first order.

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Kate Taylor
Globe and Mail

The rare sequel that truly merits its existence, updating and expanding the themes of the 1982 original to bring them from the 20th century into the 21st.

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Matt Patches

Villeneuve sets a bar for sci-fi sequels.

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Katie Walsh
Tribune News Service

A meditative and moving film, sumptuously photographed by legendary cinematographer Roger Deakins in the finest and most astonishing work of his career.

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Bob Mondello

Villeneuve and cinematographer Roger Deakins give us staggering new visions of the future, ones that confound and trance and mystify in Blade Runner 2049 even while making rich cinematic senses.

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Eli Glasner
CBC News

Blade Runner 2049 is an intelligent iteration, 35 years in the making.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Sanjay Rema
I'll preface everything by admitting I wasn't a big fan of the first Blade Runner. While this film is beautiful to look at, the story could have been… More
Spencer Macklin
Direction was solid. The visuals were, of course, stunning. A bit overlong, though.
Drake Tsui
Bladerunner is an ideal example of Sci Fi that introduces worlds of grandeur and high fantasy but addressing the themes that come along with these ideas in the… More
Eugene Bernabe
It can be argued that Blade Runner: 2049 can holds its own with stunning visuals and meaningful storytelling. The long-awaited sequel boasts a plethora of… More
Carlos Magalhães
Much more ambitious than the original cult classic, Blade Runner 2049 is a contemplative science fiction that expands the universe seen in that film. Full… More
Film Crazy
A visually stunning piece of story telling, shame it moves at a glacial pace with nothing overly exciting happening!