Blade Runner

  • 15
  • Ridley Scott (2007)
  • US
  • 112 min
Blade Runner
Film Review
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5 out of 5

After the original release in 1982 and the director's cut in 1992, this definitive version of Ridley Scott's dystopian masterpiece finally allows his ambitious themes about the meaning of life in an ailing society to shine through. It's still a fantastic melding of film noir and sci-fi, in which morose hitman Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) tracks down illegal replicants infiltrating humanity. But his character is now fleshed-out as a flawed antihero, troubled by doubts over his own identity - fears that are later confirmed by the expanded unicorn dream sequence. With the restored footage mainly culled from the original work print, some dodgy special effects corrected, the voiceover removed, and the "happy ending" made bleaker, Scott's visionary thriller makes the acid rain/neon-drenched Los Angeles of 2019 a far colder, more violent and depressing place.

Plot Summary

The "Final Cut" of Ridley Scott's futuristic thriller starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer and Sean Young. Los Angeles in the year 2019: police learn that four lethal androids have escaped from a space colony to find their creator on Earth. Former cop Rick Deckard, an expert in distinguishing humans from "replicants", is assigned to track the androids down.

Cast and crew

Cast

Rick Deckard
Harrison Ford
Roy Batty
Rutger Hauer
Rachael
Sean Young
Gaff
Edward James Olmos
Bryant
M Emmet Walsh
Pris
Daryl Hannah
Sebastian
William Sanderson
Leon
Brion James
Tyrell
Joe Turkel
Zhora
Joanna Cassidy

Crew

Director
Ridley Scott

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Warner Bros
Guidance: 
Violence, swearing, sex scenes and brief nudity.
Released 23 Nov 2007
Certificate 15
Categories
Drama

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