Blade Runner: The Final Cut (2007)

5 out of 5 stars

Cast: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos, Daryl Hannah, and William Sanderson

Director: Ridley Scott

Synopsis: A Blade Runner must pursue and try to terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to find their creator


Blade Runner: The Final Cut was the last of five cuts of Ridley Scott’s Sci-Fi masterpiece and is definitely the definitive version of the film.

Blade Runner stars Harrison Ford as Deckard, who must ‘retire’ 4 replicants after they become hostile and dangerous. What follows is an excellent future-world adventure with a memorable and iconic score by Vangelis that portrays the dark, dreary world of 2019.

The ending to the Final Cut was much more effective and ending shot is just as iconic as the score to finish of Ridley Scott’s flawed masterpiece.

People have often said that the film is slow but I have to disagree completely. The runtime flies by and there isn’t a slow section at all. The film is just so masterfully put together that it makes an incredible experience.

Also, I had the opportunity to see Blade Runner: The Final Cut at the cinema, which was incredible, and just before the release of Blade Runner 2049 (my most anticipated film of 2017) there wasn’t a better time to finally review this masterpiece.

The special effects hold up incredibly to modern Sci-Fi films like Gravity and Interstellar, and to think the original version came out in 1982 is mind boggling!

Rutger Hauer’s menacing performance as the main villain is astonishing. He perfectly suited the role and managed to pull of the character effortlessly, paired with an excellent script to work with, he really shines throughout the duration.

Overall, Blade Runner is my 2nd favourite film of all time and blows me away every time I watch it. I always notice something I hadn’t seen before, and that is jut incredible to me. Blade Runner really is the best Sci-Fi film of all time in mine, and many others’ opinions.