Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049

Denis Villeneuve (2017)

15 Certificate


Our Score
Thirty-five years after Ridley Scott's sci-fi classic, this belated sequel proves an artistic and philosophical triumph. Director Denis Villeneuve, cinematographer Roger Deakins and original co-writer Hampton Fancher (with Logan's Michael Green) continue the story with an unforgettable vision of a deracinated future. Harrison Ford returns as grizzled ex-LAPD cop Rick Deckard, who is befriended by Ryan Gosling's more beatific, explicitly android cop "K" during his search for a fabled replicant child. There follows a picaresque across the vast GM farms of a ravaged California (it's still raining in LA), a Dickensian recycling centre staffed by orphans under a Fagin-like Lennie James, and a decommissioned Las Vegas where Sinatra makes a playful appearance. This film is slow, precise, and quiet: when a replicant wolfhound walks across a tiled floor, every one of its footsteps resonates. The synth score by Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Wallfisch quotes the original by Vangelis - another link with the past in a film about the future. Although not as good as the original, this is better than anybody could have expected.


An android-hunter working for the Los Angeles Police Department discovers a long-buried secret, which leads him to track down former detective Rick Deckard, who's been missing for 30 years and is linked to the case. Denis Villeneuve's Oscar-winning sci-fi thriller, the sequel to Ridley Scott's 1982 classic, starring Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas and Sylvia Hoeks.

Cast & Crew

Rick Deckard Harrison Ford
Officer K Ryan Gosling
Niander Wallace Jared Leto
Luv Sylvia Hoeks
Joi Ana de Armas
Lt Joshi Robin Wright
Sapper Morton Dave Bautista
Mariette Mackenzie Davis
Dr Ana Stelline Carla Juri
Mister Cotton Lennie James
Doc Badger Barkhad Abdi
Coco David Dastmalchian
Gaff Edward James Olmos
Director Denis Villeneuve
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: SonyGuidance: Violence, swearing, nudityAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 5 Oct 2017