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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Chicago Tribune

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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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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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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Los Angeles Times

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

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


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....

Blade Runner

By paulalear76
Loved seeing this movie on the big screen. It adds a different feel to the whole thing....

Exceeded expectations

By jzzigirl99
I thought I saw this film years ago, however I was proven wrong when I say in the theater. The performances were excellent and captivating by all the actors. I was surprised on how dramatic the film...

Quality movie end to end after all those years

By Maguireeamon
Movie holds up remarkably well given its age. Special effects don't look campy, plot line is solid, acting is top notch with Edward James Olmos and Harrison Ford....

stands the test of time

By mrceezee604
this was a screening of Ridley Scott's cleaned up 2007 version of the film. Gone is Ford's narration(put in by the studio since moviegoers wouldn't understand what was going on??), and the "happy...


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By RobinD3
I first saw this movie in 1982, I loved it! I actually own it and have seen it so often that I know the lines by heart. And now 34 years later, I still LOVE it. It was fun seeing it on the big...

Blade Runner - Iconic Film

By benbond
How many times have you seen this film...? Me probably 25 times since its release....

Blade Runner is truly brilliant.

By fan.dango
I have watched this sci-fi film more times than any other in my library. There is one question I usually ask myself after viewing Blade Runner. Does life imitate art, or art imitate life? And when...

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