Blade Runner 2049 Reviews

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October 11, 2017
Watching Ford and Gosling onscreen together suggests an evolution of masculinity within the films, one that exists along a continuum of noir leading men, from those failing to hide their tenderhearted nature to the solemn figures who make stoicism an art.
October 8, 2017
From the grayed-out countrysides over which the sky has closed like a lid; to the drizzly neon decadence of Los Angeles; to the Ozymandian wreckage of Las Vegas-the film is a visual splendor of the first order.
October 7, 2017
A meditative and moving film, sumptuously photographed by legendary cinematographer Roger Deakins in the finest and most astonishing work of his career.
October 6, 2017
Blade Runner 2049, on the other hand, manages to be prettier but far more prosaic.
October 6, 2017
The rare sequel that truly merits its existence, updating and expanding the themes of the 1982 original to bring them from the 20th century into the 21st.
Top Critic
October 6, 2017
Villeneuve and cinematographer Roger Deakins give us staggering new visions of the future, ones that confound and trance and mystify in Blade Runner 2049 even while making rich cinematic senses.
October 6, 2017
Blade Runner 2049 is heavy with portentous and pretentious hoo-ha.
October 6, 2017
Despite all the overlaps, this is not a simulacrum of a Ridley Scott film. It is unmistakably a Denis Villeneuve film, inviting us to tumble, tense with anticipation, into his doomy clutches.
October 6, 2017
There's a frisson in seeing fecundity exalted in a world bent on selling pleasure-sex.
October 6, 2017
It takes on the themes and universe set forth in the original and builds on them, and manages to live up to the massive expectations that greet it. This is no replicant, it's the real deal.
October 5, 2017
Harrison Ford, for his part, is nothing less than a revelation.
October 5, 2017
Blade Runner 2049 is one of the brainiest films to come out of Hollywood in a long while, asking more questions about the meaning of life than it answers.
October 5, 2017
Yet despite Ryan Gosling, a striking visual template and Harrison Ford reprising the role he played in the 1982 sci-fi classic, glitches mar this undeniably ambitious but drawn-out exercise.
October 5, 2017
Ford doesn't enliven the film for nostalgic reasons. He brings fierce, potent energy to the role, capturing Deckard's suspicion of K, protectiveness about his past, and will to survive. In a career of iconic roles, this is among his best.
October 5, 2017
Director Denis Villeneuve, who earned his sci-fi bona fides with Arrival, successfully replicates the cold austerity Ridley Scott brought to Blade Runner.
October 5, 2017
A visually dazzling follow-up to one of science fiction's most iconic films.
October 5, 2017
"Blade Runner 2049" is not just a movie but an event. Don't be the only human on your block not to see it.
October 5, 2017
Villeneuve and company have cast a powerful and disturbing visual spell, thrusting us into a world compelling enough to get lost in.
October 5, 2017
While Blade Runner 2049 may not end up being the classic the original is, in some ways it's as good of a sequel as you could ask for.
October 5, 2017
Somewhere in "Blade Runner 2049" is a terrific 100-minute movie struggling to get out.
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