Chris Gelderd’s review published on Letterboxd:
This sci-fi dystopian action film is directed by Ridley Scott and stars Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, and Sean Young. It is loosely based on the novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" by Philip K. Dick.
I've watched this twice now. The first time I was dissapointed but felt maybe my heart wasn't in it,so I waited a few years and tried it again just the other day. I understood it more, but still felt dissapointed. I can't see why this tops some sci-fi greats movie lists.
LA. 2019. Ford plays a "Blade Runner", a retired cop, Rick Deckard who is assigned to hunt down and kill 4 Replicants, bioengineerd humans who have proven to be dangerous if they start to believe they are more than just that. Led by the dangerous Roy (Hauer), the replicants are seeking ways to continue living and waging war against those who created them in the first place.
I found it a very boring story, a big cat-and-mouse game filled with many visually stunning sets and CG enhanced sequences. It's a futuristic film noir, which I give 1 star for the production and cinematography and 1 star for the ever dependable Harrison Ford, who does seem quite bored during this film. Many people may love it, but sadly I'm not one to follow the crowd and I can't see what the fuss is all about. There are many sci-fi films out there that have more engaginc plots and deeper stories than this.