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4.3
26,724 Ratings

Blade Runner

Directed by Ridley Scott
United States, Hong Kong, 1982
Sci-Fi, Thriller

Synopsis

Philip K. Dick’s dystopian Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? takes place in a neo-noir LA. Blade runner Rick Deckard wanders the urban slums lit by neon propoganda hunting down replicants that have assumed human likeness. Meanwhile the rest of humanity looks for haven in off-world colonies.

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Blade Runner Directed by Ridley Scott
I want to talk a little about other, less deliberate and less reasonable muddle in BLADE RUNNER’s exposition. If you don’t like the film you’ll agree these are problematic. If you do like the film, you’ll hopefully find it striking that a film can be compelling even with such nonsensical elements in its storytelling.
October 05, 2017
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Its dystopia is one dominated by advertisements for Atari, Bell and Pan Am, none of which are still around, but this so-called “curse” has not dated the film’s world as much as it has rendered it more alien. That’s perfect for Blade Runner, a film whose world continues to expand in small details, from a mechanical owl and snake to an overrun Chinatown, always ready to burst at the seams.
May 11, 2016
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The female body is an erotic phantasm reflected in shards of glass. Human creators are haunted and inevitably destroyed by their own creations. Blade Runner’s visual terrain – and its articulations in human-like bodies – places the film in the middle of a temporal tug-of-war. Utopian intertexts and visualized nostalgia, both spectral presences, are at perpetual odds in Scott’s dystopic vision of the future.
July 10, 2015
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