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  • 75
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    Today, Blade Runner works better than ever: Scott's version not only has more dramatic integrity, but its visual aesthetic and futuristic vision are more in sync with today's movie-goers. [11 Sept 1992] show more

  • 88
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    What remains is a great Vangelis score, astonishing production design, Hauer's career role -- and a movie that deserves its cult reputation despite an unloving heart. [11 Sept 1992] show more

  • 100
    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 brilliant, trompe d'oeil flicker of life in a shot of a still photograph -- bring Deckard's existential dilemma into focus. [11 Sept 1992] show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    It looks fabulous, it uses special effects to create a new world of its own, but it is thin in its human story. show more

  • 38
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    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 message. It's all downhill after the first few eye-dazzling minutes. [2 Oct 1992] show more

  • 91
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    This is perhaps the only science-fiction film that can be called transcendental. show more

  • 100
    Los Angeles Times

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

  • 100
    Desson Thomson Washington Post

    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 few details aren't going to bring things crashing down. show more

  • 100
    Rita Kempley Washington Post

    Grand enough in scale to carry its many Biblical and mythological references, Blade Runner never feels heavy or pretentious -- only more and more engrossing with each viewing. It helps, too, that it works as pure entertainment. show more

  • 100
    Jonathan Rosenbaum Chicago Reader

    The grafting of 40s hard-boiled detective story with SF thriller creates some dysfunctional overlaps, and the movie loses some force whenever violence takes over, yet this remains a truly extraordinary, densely imagined version of both the future and the present, with a look and taste all its own. show more

  • June 27, 2012 arjayuniverse
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    Today is 6-27-12. I Just finished one of my all time science fiction loves, Blade Runner. This is probably the 30th time I\'ve watched Blade Runner since the first time I was amazed by it in the theater in 1982. The recurring theme in Blade Runner is the obsessive desire to grab hold of one\'s memories to make sure they are real... thus proving your grasp on reality. What more are we than the sum total of the memories in our minds that drives us forward, and backward, in life. To imagine a time in a world where our memories could be manufactured by The All Powerful Corporation… and people eventually begin to question if the very thoughts in their heads are real, or manufactured? Wow. I have always thought of Blade Runner as a very deep movie. The Blade Runner mythology… Super human Replicants… discovery of their limited life span… the need to know if their memories are real, or created in a lab… and how eventually everyone in the movie could be suspected of being unreal. What a movie! Every science fiction fan knows what Blade Runner is about. This fan has always thought Blade Runner was the perfect movie... in 19

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