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: June 25, 1982
DVD 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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Rubin Safaya
Cinemalogue.com

Like Nolan's INCEPTION and Kubrick's 2001, Scott's works are really shallow, action set pieces masquerading as profound science fiction.

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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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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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Gary Arnold
Washington Post

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

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Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly

Paradoxically, Scott's crowded, misty, neon streetscape seems even murkier; fuzz I chalked up to VHS tapes is production designer Lawrence G. Paull dumping ashtrays in the air.

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Martin Chilton
Daily Telegraph (UK)

A masterpiece of dystopian science fiction on film.

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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