Blade Runner (1982)

One of the best science fiction movies ever made, Ridley Scott’s “Blade Runner” has survived the passage of time thanks to Scott’s impressive attention to detail and the strengths of Philip K. Dick’s source material. Harrison Ford makes for a striking leading man here, managing to walk a fine line between confidence and vulnerability, and he’s surrounded by a top-notch supporting cast, but none as effective as Rutger Hauer, Daryl Hannah and Joanna Cassidy as the Replicants: Hauer’s performance is a peculiar stand-out here, while Hannah and Cassidy makes the most out of limited running time. The score is majestic and the special effects are jaw-dropping, and while the pace is slow, it’s an extraordinarily effective classic. [Final Cut]

Rating: ★★★★★ (out of 5)

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