A psychological neo-noir sci-fi masterpiece. This is hit or miss director Ridley Scott's Swan Song. The lighting and photography are dark and grimy, the script a deep examination of what makes us human and the production design is some of the best ever. Harrison Ford is iconic as Decker. This is a rich universe full of unique ideas that has been ripped off hundreds of times, but never as effectively as the original.
J'avais bien hâte de voir celui-là qui laisse un goût mitigé aux critiques, en général! Il est bien vrai qu'une scène en particulier vieillit très mal, surtout en cette période de crise sur le consentement sexuel, et rend le personnage principal complètement antipathique, aucunement charmant.. mais la scène est nécessaire! Sinon, l'ambiance est éclatée, imagerie hallucinante, performances impressionantes... À voir!
Just saw this Blade Runner Final Cut film and it was interesting to see how people imagined things would be now in their then future. They could not foresee flatscreens and that there would be no flying cars around. However, I have to admit it is still very atmospheric and really cool. There is just one scene that made me cringe, when Harrison Ford forces himself on a woman. That would not be acceptable these days.
Purely in terms of the visuals, this has to be one of the most perfect and painstakingly crafted movies of all-time. That's enough to give it five stars. Some flog the story, but I think it more than stands its ground. The cherry on top: for my money, Harrison Ford puts in his best performance.
Scott's last great film more than holds up today, mainly because it is light on extraneous details (the bane of many a sci-fi film). It's got a great look, a splendidly gloomy mood and the screenplay's undertow about expendable beings is layered and, in many ways, humbling.