Mishal’s review published on Letterboxd:
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.
8th time watching this, and it is still the classic I remember it being since I first sat down to watch it. Put aside the oddly placed romance & this is a near-perfect experience. More than anything this is a film that feels like it's living & breathing, thrusting you into its world as few others can. Ridley Scott takes the neo-noir, detective vibe of Chinatown, fusing it with the other-worldly feel of a sci-fi classic such as Metropolis, to create a universe that to date remains unmatched for me. Add in the themes of humanity, life or time and you have a piece of work that will forever be timeless.
There will never be an experience quite like this, it's a film that grows with every viewing. I find something new to love upon re-visiting it each time and I can't wait for another sit through this (flawed) masterpiece. For myself, this is Ridley Scott at his absolute finest.