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Blade Runner
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by Peter Sobczynski

"Livin In The Future"
5 stars

When I first saw Ridley Scott’s “Blade Runner” for the first time during that glorious cinematic summer of 1982–a period of time that gave us a bumper crop of films such as “E.T.,” “The Thing,” “Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan,” “Tron,” “Poltergeist,” “The Road Warrior,” “Conan the Barbarian” and “Megaforce”–I never could have imagined that critics would still be writing about more than a quarter-century later as a new and viable work of contemporary cinema instead of as a dusty museum piece. Part of that is because the film remains one of the most fascinating and forward-thinking science-fiction movies ever made–like such genre landmarks as “Metropolis” and “2001: A Space Odyssey,” it combines classical dramatic concerns with a visionary (and often scarily accurate) depiction of what might be in store in our future in a manner that is essentially timeless. Of course, another part of it is because Scott has fiddled with it so incessantly over the years that it is always being reissued in a new and improved version–as he has with the newly re-edited “Blade Runner–The Ultimate Cut” (which is getting a brief theatrical run in order to hype the 5-disc DVD megaset dedicated to the film that will be coming next month) that allows us to check in with it every few years to remind ourselves of its brilliance and the way that it helped revolutionize the world of science-fiction cinema.

Although it seems impossible today to imagine someone who doesn’t know the plot of “Blade Runner” by heart, I will nevertheless offer a brief recap for those who are arriving a quarter-century late to the party. In the not-too-distant future, mankind–specifically the omnipresent Tyrell Corporation–have developed “replicants”–genetically engineered humanoids that are essentially used for slave labor and entertainment purposes on the off-world colonies that have sprung up in the wake of unspecified social, economic and ecological changes that have made Earth, or at least the chunk of Los Angeles where the story is set, into an overdeveloped, overcrowded and smoke-choked urban jungle. The latest line of replicants, the Nexus-6 line, are equipped with superhuman strength, false memories to further create the illusion of their humanness and a genetically-engineered four-year life span to prevent the possibility that they might become self-aware of their peculiar existence. A group of four replicants–Roy Batty (Rutger Hauer), Pris (Daryl Hannah), Leon (Brion James) and Zhora (Joanna Cassidy)–violently commandeer a ship and make their way to Earth.

Because replicants are illegal on Earth, a special class of detective, known as “blade runners,” are used to ferret them out using a test monitoring emotional responses and “retire” them. When one of them detects Leon and is left on life-support for his troubles, one-time blade runner Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) is pulled out of retirement by his former boss (M. Emmett Walsh) to track down and eliminate them. As he doggedly pursues his prey through the streets of L.A., he finds himself growing increasingly attached to Rachael (Sean Young), who is yet another Nexus-6, though one who is currently not aware of her not-quite-human status. Meanwhile, the replicants track down Eldon Tyrell (Joe Turkel) to his immense and isolated hideaway and Pris exploits her friendship with one of his most trusted employees, genetic engineer J.F. Sebastian (William Sanderson)–like his creations, he too has been programmed with a genetic malady (natural in his case) that causes his body to age faster than his years–so that Batty can literally meet his maker in an effort to get what everyone wants–more life. Deckard and Batty finally meet in a rain-swept climax filled with violent action, people dangling from impossible heights and both of the characters discovering what it truly means to be human.

Well, so much for only offering a brief recap. However, this does go to disprove one of the main criticisms that has been leveled at “Blade Runner” throughout the years–that it was a film so obsessed with creating a unique vision of the future that it forgot to place a compelling story or characters inside said vision. Although the plot details of the screenplay by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples diverge significantly from its literary source, the Philip K. Dick novel “Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?,” it does do a good job of dealing in cinematic terms with the central question that informed the vast majority of Dick’s writing career–“What does it mean to be human?” At the same time, the screenplay also works as both a future twist on the grand traditions of film noir and as a subversive twist on those very same traditions. Not only is our “hero” only able kill two of the four replicants that he is charged with retiring, they happen to be the two females and with one of those, he only manages to pull off the job by shooting his prey in the back as she is running away from him.

When “Blade Runner” was re-released in 1992 in its so-called “director’s cut” (which wasn’t entirely true since Ridley Scott was too busy working on “1492" to contribute much to the project), it was in a form that, on the surface, wasn’t all that different from the 1982 version–the changes included the elimination of nearly all of the voice-over narration from Ford that navigated us through the story, a brief shot of a unicorn that raised numerous questions about Deckard’s own existence and the elimination of the unconvincing “happy ending” that was quickly cobbled together (using outtakes from “The Shining”) when test audiences found the original climax to be a bummer. With this so-called “ultimate cut,” the changes are even more subtle than before–a line of dialogue here, a fix on a flubbed special effect there–and I will leave them for fans to discover on their own. I’ll put it this way–if you loved “Blade Runner” in its previous forms, you will no doubt be intrigued by these new additions but if you never sparked to the film before, there is nothing here that is liable to inspire you to change your mind on the subject.

Although most of the changes are for the better, I still question the logic about the elimination of the voice-over narration. Although it wasn’t executed very well in the original version (the rumor is that Ford, who wasn’t in favor of it and who was allegedly feuding with Scott throughout the production, deliberately gave a bad rendition of the lines in the hopes that it wouldn’t be used), the simple truth of the matter is that the idea of having a voice-over wasn’t that bad of an idea. For starters, it helped link the film to its noir ancestors, most of which effective used narration to tell their stories. More importantly, it helped shed light on what was going on in a narrative that was otherwise fairly murky and impenetrable in places. Fans complain that the voice-over explained too much and that the film works better without it but they forget that when they saw it without the narration, they already had the benefit of having had the story explained to them the first time around. If you are trying to enter the film cold through one of these alternate, narration-free version, you are likely to walk away from it feeling little more than total confusion. (Newbies are advised to wait until the upcoming DVD set is released as it will include five different cuts of the film, including the original theatrical version with the voice-over intact.)

For everyone else, however, “Blade Runner–The Ultimate Cut” remains one of the great science-fiction films as well as one of the most overwhelming visual experiences in the entire history of film. Watching it today, it is astonishing to remember that there was once a time when people were willing to invest huge amounts of money into a genre film that didn’t necessarily lend itself to sequels, action figures or Happy Meal giveaway. It is also amazing to realize just how many sci-fi films over the last couple of decades have been influenced by it to some degree–“Brazil,” “The Fifth Element,” “Strange Days” and the upcoming “Southland Tales” are just a couple of titles that immediately spring to mind. At the same time, “Blade Runner” is no mere museum piece–it continues to live and breathe in a manner unlike the vast majority of contemporary films, regardless of genre, and this is why it continues to resonate just as strongly as it did back in 1982. Like the replicants at the center of its story, this is a film that may look like a soulless work on its surface but which turns out to be far more human at its core than you might think.

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User Comments

11/16/17 Louise Superb concept - a classic sci-fi thriller with a creepy atmosphere 5 stars
2/13/17 morris campbell looks great really boring though sorry 2 upset fans of this movie 1 stars
4/26/16 Ken A unique film with a blend of futuristic sci-fi and neo-noir. 5 stars
3/01/15 stanley welles a visually stunning detective story, and a defining work of science fiction 5 stars
3/23/14 Justin R. A futuristic sci-fi masterpiece that requires more than one viewing. 5 stars
9/18/13 Annie G Just recently managed to stay awake through entire movie - still just ok to me. 3 stars
7/21/13 Ronin Prometheus, Coming from the same director? Not funny 5 stars
10/05/11 David Hollingsworth Bleak and potent sci-fi masterpiece 5 stars
9/10/11 Debbie Mac One of the best sci fi movies. The movie was better than the book, which is rare. 5 stars
8/11/11 larsen Brilliant sound design & Vangelis score often ignored over visuals: It's the whole package! 5 stars
5/18/11 the rock best sci-fi film ever mixed with a bit of film noir 5 stars
5/10/11 Silkworm Timeless, artistic - Vangelis and Ridley at their best!!!! 5 stars
1/27/11 taker a bloody masterpiece 5 stars
9/23/10 Flathead King Is a stunning visual presentation with a first rate script. 5 stars
9/18/10 Walt Eckland Seminal Movie 5 stars
9/10/10 Barbara Leaf Rudger Hauer - so manly, even as a robot - you can't help but love him as a human. 4 stars
3/03/10 dude truly one of the best sci-fi movies ever 5 stars
12/06/09 f Fine film, but it's FAR from being the best sci-fi movie ever made 3 stars
12/02/09 Chris Dialog seems written by a teenager, the score is painful, casting terrible. 2 stars
10/30/09 Omar Probably the best sci-fi film around. 5 stars
10/22/09 Danny Rovira One of the compelling and unique sci-fi films of all time. A visual masterpiece! 5 stars
8/19/09 Jeff Wilder Probably one of the ten best sci-fi films ever. 5 stars
6/21/09 MP Bartley Infinitely rewarding on repeat viewings. 5 stars
1/28/09 the dork knight yeah, OK, very influcencial movie. i still hated it 2 stars
12/21/08 ctzn kane distant yet engaging, cliche and fresh, a flawed masterpiece 4 stars
11/29/08 matt It's set in the future but still looks like the 80s. Pretty worthless and boring 2 stars
11/03/08 Quigley Insanely overrated sci-fi film. Lightyears away from the "masterpiece" everyone says it is. 2 stars
8/16/08 Jason Turvey One of the worst films I've ever seen. 1 stars
7/21/08 the dork knight I didn't get it. But Rutger Hauer was good 2 stars
7/06/08 Len The mark of a great film is how it stays with you 5 stars
6/07/08 Phil McCracken average film, just way past its use by date 3 stars
4/13/08 Colleen Cousineau One awesome older sci-fi movie I can still watch all the way thru. 5 stars
3/31/08 Bernard Best sci-fi film ever! 5 stars
3/22/08 Eric I fell asleep the first 3 times, and wish I had the 4th. Most overrated movie ever. 1 stars
3/01/08 mb Left after 30 min ... didn't hold me 2 stars
2/12/08 Nick Knowlton Just watched it today -- Intelligent and complex, it draws you in. Stands the test of time. 5 stars
1/26/08 mark madsen oldie but a goodie. 4 stars
1/06/08 Aaron Commareri Simply one of the best scifi films and still holds up today 5 stars
1/03/08 David Pollastrini rather dull 2 stars
12/14/07 Jason One of the best movies ever!, decent characters with depth and hardly any cliches. 5 stars
12/09/07 ben dover the best and most thought provoking sci fi movie ever.chris has one brain cell you cock 5 stars
11/18/07 unreceivedogma BR + 2001 are best SF ever, & among best films all time. brillliant on all levels. 5 stars
11/10/07 reddye5 Amazing film. Beautiful cinematography with a creepy futuristic vibe. One of a kind film. 5 stars
11/09/07 Pastafarian Silly, Dull, about an hour to long. 2 stars
11/02/07 Jefenator Made in 1982, still looks like it was made in 2082! (Glad I won't live that long...) 5 stars
11/02/07 Jon, Intergalactic Gladiator If Blade Runner gets an Ultimate Cut, surely Soldier will also, right? 4 stars
9/24/07 Rogue Gallart Director Ridley Scott's 1982 film "Blade Runner" is arguably the most famous and influentia 5 stars
8/13/07 Jubei One of the few examples of well done cyberpunk in film.Not perfect though. 4 stars
7/27/07 Wee Todd Didd One of the best sci fi flicks ever, can't wait for the 25'th anaversity edition to be avail 5 stars
7/01/07 Dexter One of the hottest sci-fi movies ever. 5 stars
5/02/07 john I feel this movie is overrated. It's been awhile, but I remember it felt incomplete. 4 stars
3/29/07 Christopher I hated this film beyond belief complete and utter crap and looks nasty. Really bad. 1 stars
1/09/07 Booksworm Holy shit this movie is weird.R.S. is a visionary. 5 stars
1/01/07 R.W.Welch Plot has weak spots, but bonus points for atmosphere. 4 stars
10/24/06 schopenhauerisgod For those you who think BR is "too slow" or "don't see what the big deal is": Keanu awaits! 5 stars
10/03/06 DEXDMAKER I'm sorry for you who don't get it, try it awake and sober 5 stars
9/15/06 rwelsh Roy/Christ the Son of God who with a nail thru his hand saved falling man 5 stars
7/05/06 Bluto Philip Dick was a visionary, read the book 5 stars
6/23/06 Josh Racine Best sci-fi movie ever. 5 stars
5/16/06 Josh Standlee I want more life, fucker I ain't done, yeah! 5 stars
4/12/06 anthonyuk superb, shame some people were too stupid to get it 5 stars
3/20/06 Aldo not good..crap characters, crap story, watch I Robot (is better but not great either) 3 stars
2/26/06 Steven Lewis metropolis ripoff but cool. 3 stars
2/23/06 omar i wish the other version was available. pretty good but kind of a letdown 3 stars
1/30/06 John Dog Amazing! 5 stars
1/12/06 Perry Mason Great FX, great performances, great direction, great script, great movie 5 stars
11/05/05 Indrid Cold Somewhat disappointing, but still it's clearly a cut above most scifi. 4 stars
9/07/05 Johnny Best sci-fi movie ever. 5 stars
8/28/05 Jabberjaw Harrison Ford sucks big, brown donkey balls...I've seen the pictures. 1 stars
8/24/05 Copper I agree, pretty overrated and does not stand up well today. 2 stars
8/24/05 salamone Quite possibly the most overrated movie of all-time, right next to 2001. 1 stars
8/22/05 ES It's good, Rutger and harrison are competent but the movie is dark and too slow 3 stars
8/20/05 marv I've had trips to the dentist that were more entertaining than this. 1 stars
8/19/05 Cardigan Does NOT stop up well against the test of time...have you WATCHED this lately???? 3 stars
8/19/05 Gaston What exactly is it that everyone sees in this film??? 3 stars
8/18/05 JiJi I agree that it's one of the most OVERRATED movies of all-time! Mediocre at best. 3 stars
8/06/05 Ben Kick ass! 5 stars
8/03/05 DM Harrison Ford gives his best performance in what is possibly Ridley Scott's best film. 5 stars
7/29/05 Green Gremlin Why isn't this indispensible classic available on DVD ?!? 5 stars
7/24/05 SL Tackles the biggest questions in life, unlike 99.9999% other films. 5 stars
6/29/05 Naka Cerebral, intelligent, but dull and uninvolving...worth it for the visuals and cleverness. 4 stars
4/12/05 Ronin Awesome movie, dark, rainy, great atmosphere. Rutger Hauer rocks there. 5 stars
3/26/05 indrid cold The most overrated sci-fi movie of all time, but admittedly, its better than most. 4 stars
3/19/05 Tay Great film 5 stars
3/13/05 Witch-King Scott's vision of LA is incredible! 5 stars
3/03/05 Jon Smith Awesome! 5 stars
2/27/05 mike the best sf ever 5 stars
12/04/04 sbpat21 my god, the sheer genius... 5 stars
11/26/04 Alex Cremers Probably the best movie ever made 5 stars
10/20/04 Phil fuckign awsome 5 stars
9/07/04 V. Inspector One of the best films ever 5 stars
8/26/04 Bluto Philip K Dick was a (Psychotic) genius, are all his stories optioned now? 5 stars
8/21/04 Peter James True Review is probably the worst reviewer here 5 stars
8/17/04 Daveman The vast, incomparable influence on sci-fi are all evident in this unique masterpiece. 5 stars
8/14/04 magaafi entertaining tho but strang (very) strange premise 5 stars
7/03/04 true review boring and pointless but not as bad as Citizen Kane, the worst movie ever made 1 stars
7/03/04 Luiz Gilberto de Oliveira Messias This is one of the best movies ever made. 5 stars
3/30/04 john visually stunning and interessting sci fi story - 4 stars
3/08/04 Sean McLean Brilliant - the best cyber-punk film ever made. Beautiful and unforgettable. 5 stars
3/02/04 Adam A beautifuly moody and dark film, in which all elements come together seamlessly. 5 stars
1/23/04 damrat Only the single greatest movie ever made. Rutger Hauer's command performance! 5 stars
12/06/03 notSocrates if you were bored by this movie consider yourself lucky 1 stars
11/06/03 Capt' Fox One of the best movies ever made. 999 stars! Poetry, action, philosophy, grace, beauty... 5 stars
11/04/03 maffat If I could I would give 100 stars to that movie!....And more! 5 stars
11/02/03 Sammy My favorite movie ever 5 stars
9/23/03 Alan Film noir meets sci-fi. Harrison Ford as Bogie. Rutger Hauer's most compelling role. 5 stars
7/25/03 3man Very slow at times. Nevertheless, an excellent sci-fi movie. 5 stars
7/21/03 Elizaveta Great post-nuclear atmostphere...made the whole film fantastically creepy &Does PKD justice 5 stars
6/05/03 Pascal Nice film 4 stars
4/28/03 sonar ZzZz..... *snivel* Huh? Oh, damn must have fallen asleep. 1 stars
4/08/03 Yo Mama! I don't get it...seen it twice...fell asleep both times...I think try #3 is not happening. 1 stars
3/24/03 Jack Sommersby Decent-enough, but slow and dramatically hollow. 3 stars
3/12/03 Ridley Scott Blade Runner has influenced too many films to count,SFX hold upto today's stuff,music is A+ 5 stars
12/27/02 Louise B Watching grass grow is more exciting than this pathetic, fucked up shitty movie! 1 stars
12/23/02 Movie Expert This insanely brilliant masterpiece doesn't contain a single cheesy moment unlike ET 5 stars
11/22/02 Mark Sandison Stunning visuals - Great atmosphere. 5 stars
9/10/02 Francofile Shallow? What about the whole meeting-your-maker, meaning-of-mortality, us-or-them premise? 4 stars
8/18/02 P.Rodriguez 2 All those who didn't like this film just remember keep watching. It only gets better 5 stars
8/11/02 Jake I think this movie is underrated! Of all the SciFi movies it's certainly one of the best! 5 stars
8/10/02 Michael Carruthers One of the most overrated movies ever. What a piece of shit! 2 stars
7/21/02 JesseL One of the all time SciFi greats. Ford is strong lead, Young is a babe. 5 stars
7/11/02 KMG Sorry, I didn't like it. Tried, but wasn't my movie. 3 stars
7/05/02 trevor didn't like it at 1st -- gets better with each viewing 5 stars
5/30/02 Charles Tatum Dull eye candy 3 stars
5/12/02 Dark Baron Next to Dark City this futuristic set and Replicant conspiracy are the best. 5 stars
4/27/02 maximal01 Great storyline, but it seemed unexplained. Replicants! Replicants! Replicants! 4 stars
3/30/02 Rockitman007 One of the best movies ever! 5 stars
3/29/02 Paul Meade Great film, Philip Dick was a real talent. 5 stars
3/06/02 Alan Smithee A bit slow at times, but overall one of the most atmospheric sci/fi films ever. 4 stars
2/21/02 mwildema Best Sci-Fi ever filmed. Nothing like it, simply a master peice. 5 stars
2/18/02 Edwin whooosh 5 stars
2/17/02 Clarance Way to go harrison!! 5 stars
1/26/02 Andrew Carden Harrison Ford Was My Hero When I Watched This. 5 stars
1/17/02 Judith Latham WHO THE HELL IS MUSKEWITZ? He sounds like an idiot. This film is amazing. 5 stars
1/10/02 max zhang Some changes from the book, hard to understand plot unless you read the original story. 4 stars
1/05/02 slipperyK nothing to amazing 2 stars
12/02/01 Mr Math Sloppy storytelling? Are you high? This thing is an outright masterpiece. 5 stars
11/21/01 G-Lyte The best movie ever! Absolute cult!!! 5 stars
11/06/01 Raj Muskewitz is a fucking dorky old loser moron...motherfucker..as if your opinion counts fagg 5 stars
11/03/01 Marc Wickens The best film, EVER 5 stars
11/02/01 RoyBoy Muskewitz = dimwitz! Rachael is "plasticized" for a reason. BR is visionary and complex. 5 stars
11/02/01 Evil Sponge It's better than eating turnips. Much better. 5 stars
11/02/01 Jorge Morales Perhaps someday someone makes another film like this 5 stars
11/02/01 Lukas Mariman One of the best SF movies ever 5 stars
11/02/01 David Caldwell The best film ever made! 5 stars
10/21/01 P.Rodriguez BR is just like good wine. It gets better and better with age. A classic 5 stars
10/06/01 jawsboy a movie with dull action and average acting. but the sets and photography & sfx are sweet! 4 stars
9/30/01 Phoenix A beautiful, visually stimulating sci-fi knockout. 5 stars
9/30/01 Mike One of my favorite movies 5 stars
9/18/01 Chris Batchelor -none- 4 stars
7/27/01 Henry Ginsberg masterwork 5 stars
7/15/01 perpex A film all other SF films try to encompass - most fail 5 stars
6/16/01 Matt Dorsey More ladies should dress like Sean Young's character early in the film. Yeeow. 5 stars
4/03/01 Brad Best sci-fie movie ever made. Period. 5 stars
4/01/01 Jesse L A SciFi classic...the visuals are fantastic...great story 5 stars
2/26/01 Justin Ford Great movie with brilliant work of cinematography and many other aspects..10! 5 stars
2/04/01 Stephen Sills One of the greatest films ever made. Brilliantly crafted and haunting to the soul. 5 stars
1/31/01 jordan director's cut is amazing. original is not very good. 5 stars
12/18/00 Destruction Worker "Better get it up, or I'm gonna have ta kill ya" - awsome quote from Blade Runner 5 stars
12/15/00 Paul Meade Everything Philip K Dick wrote should be at least examined for Screenplay material 5 stars
11/25/00 Andrew Along with "The Thing" one of the best films of '82 5 stars
11/12/00 The EVIL Penguin smart, a mind-bender 4 stars
10/10/00 P. Rodriguez Each time one watches this film (the directors cut)it's seems more enjoyable than last time 5 stars
9/11/00 Ground Zero a brilliant classic 5 stars
8/29/00 staffie If only more directors would understand that a good movie is one that makes you think!! 5 stars
7/02/00 Deckard Best Sci-Fi movie ever. It just doesn't get any better than this. 5 stars
6/17/00 metropolis a movie that has lasted the ages...still strong as ever! 5 stars
6/02/00 RoD Beautiful, captivating, and flawless. Best dialogue and most moving villain! 5 stars
5/29/00 perverted pixie Ridley Scott+Harrison Ford+Philip K. Dick=Sci fi Masterpiece. Directors cut is a must! 5 stars
5/03/00 wes j clough A classic that has not and never will look dated a must see film. 5 stars
4/16/00 JDC My favorite film. A 90's "what is reality" style scifi movie released in the cuddly ET 80's 5 stars
2/28/00 haris aposporis hopefully it will make u think 5 stars
1/03/00 perplex BR was ahead of its time, thats why it flopped in the 80's in the 90/00's its a masterpiece 5 stars
11/26/99 Matt Henderson Much imitated, defined cyberpunk before it existed. Film about film, reality, humanity. 5 stars
11/14/99 Jacaranda second only to Star Wars as the best film of the c20th 5 stars
11/02/99 bookgirl Deeply symbolic, scared me more than most movies! (but in a good way), very impressive 5 stars
10/26/99 Karahde Khan Maybe the greatest Sci-Fi film ever. 5 stars
9/22/99 Aaron B. Not your run of the mill sci-fi movie with big bad aliens and cliche villians. 5 stars
9/08/99 Sandra Edgley One of the most grondbreaking,prophetic movies EVER made.One of the Greats. 5 stars
9/05/99 godsdog Different from Dick's book, but just as poignant. Bozo is spot on with the review. 5 stars
9/04/99 Weird Andy Superb,but still not as good as the story it was based on. Dick rules. Stop snickering. 5 stars
7/27/99 Ted Wetzel Great acting,and a thought provoking screen play make BR the single greatest sci-fi movie. 5 stars
7/10/99 Daria Maybe I'm just too dumb, but I honestly don't see what the fuss is about... 3 stars
6/28/99 Chris Gianaras Though made almost two decades ago, still has best set design of any movie ever made. 5 stars
6/14/99 Dylan In a word - impeccable. Philip K. Dicks book is also worth picking up. 5 stars
5/10/99 metropolis What all good SF should be 5 stars
3/24/99 James Coffey Visualy spectacular 5 stars
3/17/99 Madcap yup yup yup! 5 stars
1/02/99 tarkin666 A bit off from the novel, but still the greatest movie of all time esp. director's cut. 5 stars
12/13/98 Binky A true classic. Will always shame tacky scifi effortslike Star Wars 5 stars
12/07/98 Khalad Easily better than Star Wars and 2001. 5 stars
11/29/98 perplex BR is the king of all SF movies. This movie is the benchmark for all SF movies made! 5 stars
11/26/98 Mr.Pink The director's cut is fantastic, this is a bit less I'm afraid, but still...... 4 stars
11/23/98 Ray Russ I am not worthy to rate this masterpiece - neither are you 5 stars
11/19/98 Scott von Berg Best of the best. See it now. Really. 5 stars
11/17/98 Jules Both are great but director's cut rules 5 stars
11/06/98 Lord Of The Dunce Compare Harry Ford in this to Six Days Seven Nights.. he's lost it. But BR is superb. 5 stars
10/18/98 Kwyjibo How could anyone possibly fault this movie? It's unbelievable! Superb! 5 stars
10/01/98 arachic13 The Director's Cut was so fucking good that I masterbated to it. 5 stars
9/17/98 Couch Potato Critic The best SF film since 1982. Simply a work of art. 5 stars
9/16/98 cheryl_ann i saw it in one of my classes in high school. that class rocked as did the movie. 4 stars
9/16/98 Trav Superb, but I still prefer the original version... 4 stars
9/13/98 Smalltown Anything vaguely related to Phil Dick is sheer genius. 5 stars
9/13/98 Paul Leone Great movie. This is how sci-fi (or anything) should be done. 5 stars
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