Blade Runner Synopsis
A detective (Harrison Ford) hunts obsolete androids (Rutger Hauer, Sean Young) in 2019.
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Washington Post

By Desson Thomson
This movie is great in any version...I don't miss what has been cut from the new version. The overall effect is so beautifully wrought, a...
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100

Chicago Tribune

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Most important, several elements -- the film's tough, new ending; a sly, fleeting dissolve of a unicorn, not in the original; and a...
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100

Chicago Reader

By Jonathan Rosenbaum
The grafting of 40s hard-boiled detective story with SF thriller creates some dysfunctional overlaps, and the movie loses some force...
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100

Washington Post

By Rita Kempley
Grand enough in scale to carry its many Biblical and mythological references, Blade Runner never feels heavy or pretentious -- only more...
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100

Los Angeles Times

May be the best "new" American movie released this year. [11 Sept 1992]
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
This is perhaps the only science-fiction film that can be called transcendental.
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88

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
What remains is a great Vangelis score, astonishing production design, Hauer's career role -- and a movie that deserves its cult reputation...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
Today, Blade Runner works better than ever: Scott's version not only has more dramatic integrity, but its visual aesthetic and futuristic...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It looks fabulous, it uses special effects to create a new world of its own, but it is thin in its human story.
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38

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
As before, the movie is more impressive for its finely detailed vision of Los Angeles as a futuristic slum than for its story, acting, or...
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grey sci fi suburban depressive not story

By mrtrigo
one of the best movies ever...

Awesome

By Phronc
Classic SciFi! You gotta love this movie. The social commentary is great too. Very dark movie, dark themes, but some good action sequences....

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Rated R
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 15+ A dark, philosophical sci-fi drama for older teens.
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