Warner Bros. Pictures | Release Date: June 25, 1982 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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Universal acclaim based on 15 Critic Reviews
Positive:
13
Mixed:
1
Negative:
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Chicago TribuneJohanna Steinmetz
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]
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Ridley Scott (“Alien”) has produced a new vision that is forbidding. [2 July 1982]
88
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]
75
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]
63
Miami HeraldTerry Kelleher
There may be little point in deploring Blade Runner's lack of entertainment value. The production values, a reported $30 million worth, are nearly the whole show. They are impressive, to be sure. [26 June 1982, p.D6]
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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]