Will’s review published on Letterboxd:
I just need to grow up and give it 5 stars.
Ever since I first saw this, I've been in complete and utter awe of it. In my eyes, it is the perfect sci/fi. I've always loved the massive "cyberpunk" city look and the densely populated, futuristic life. Blade Runner encapsulates that perfectly. It has the mass amounts of people, the flying cars, the huge buildings and the vast cityscapes that go on forever. What helps the set design to look so incredible, is the cinematography. It is easily one of the most beautiful looking films I've ever seen and I don't see myself getting bored of it any time soon.
But looks aren't everything! Blade Runner is filled with a breathtaking score, incredible performances and iconic sounds. First and for most, the score. It's in my top 3 favourite scores of all time and I don't see it changing. It adds so much to the atmosphere, it's unbelievable. Even though I love Harrison Ford and this is my favourite performance by him, Rutger Hauer made this film his bitch. The final fight scene at the end of the film wouldn't have been half as good if it wasn't for him. His crazy facial expressions, his weird mannerisms and how he delivered his dialogue couldn't have been more perfect.