Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049

Ryan Gosling stars in the sequel to the Denis Villeneuve-directed sequel to Ridley Scott's sci-fi classic. Returning are Harrison Ford who reprises his role as Rick Deckard and Scott who co-produces.

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard, a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

2017Rating: R13, Violence, offensive language & sexual themes163 minsUSA, Canada, UK
Science FictionThrillerBlockbuster
95%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Vulture

Vulture

press

I imagine most audiences will like the film ... I thought it was okay.

0
Variety

Variety

press

A visually breathtaking, long-fuse action movie whose unconventional thrills could be described as many things - from tantalising to tedious - but never "artificially intelligent."

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Villeneuve's film is a direct continuation in every respect; it's difficult to imagine anyone - even Ridley Scott - making a better Blade Runner sequel.

5.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Immersing you in a complete wow, Blade Runner 2049 is the thinking person's sci-fi event of the year.

4.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It just has to be experienced on the biggest screen possible. Blade Runner 2049 is a narcotic spectacle of eerie and pitiless vastness, by turns satirical, tragic and romantic.

5.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Despite its blockbuster trappings, this Blade Runner is as much an art movie as the first one: slow, idea-driven, and often emotionally remote.

0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Villeneuve has taken the double-edged sword of the update and created a Blade Runner 2049 worthy of honouring its ancestor, while bringing it appropriately into the mid-21st Century.

0
Newsroom

Newsroom

press

An artform of suspense and enigma that's as compelling and fascinating as it is emotionally distant.

0
Newshub

Newshub

press

My brain still hasn't stopped whirring, neither has my heart.

5.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A voluptuous mood bath that's impressively sustained from beginning to end.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Visually immaculate, swirling with themes as heart-rending as they are mind-twisting, 2049 is, without doubt, a good year. And one of 2017's best.

5.0
0

This is far too long, far too slow, far too boring. Nowhere near as good as the original. Do yourself a favour and avoid this, otherwise be prepared to waste 3 hours...

1.0
0

It's a thrilling, stunning masterpiece; equalling (over) it's powerful predecessor.

5.0
0

Trying to breathe enough life into a simple idea to make a sequel is tricky. The new idea is quite clever but the execution seemed to lack thought. If the pacing was faster, we the audience might not notice the plot holes but Blade Runner 2049 takes a slow and measured approach and then puts the brakes on in the third act giving us far too long to think...

4.0
0

One of those movies that relies on the high tech effects outweighing long, boring monologues and whole dialogues that leave you wondering what just got discussed. Lots of excessive, unrelated nudity that will leave you wondering if Weinstein was the producer and how the NZ Censors could rate the R13. I almost fell asleep so left before the finale to avoid...

2.0
0

This is a love it or hate it movie. As the huge range of reactions described in these reviews demonstrates nicely. From the reactions of those I saw it with (they hated it, I loved it), I recommend anyone going to Blade Runner 2049 first watch Blade Runner. The Director's Cut, that is. The original theatrical release didn't do particularly well for...

5.0
0

I wasn't a big fan of the original Blade Runner. I thought it was fine, but I wasn't like 98% of cinephiles that think this is the big sci-fi film ever made. Blade Runner 2049 is really good. Like the original, the visuals are the star of the show. Roger Deakins puts his gorgeous cinematography on show again (and maybe it is lucky number 14 to get allusive...

4.0
0

Blade Runner 2049 is gonna polarize the multiplex crowd. At one end of the reaction-spectrum will be those who bemoan it's slow pace and gargantuan running-time; it's emotional remoteness and cerebral preoccupations; it's emphasis on mood and ideas rather than action and melodrama. That last one, I think, will be the real litmus test for many in the...

4.0
0

Okay - for starters, I'm an absolutely HUUUGE fan of the first movie. The set pieces, Lighting effects, haunting vangelis music, the anit-hero of deckard, it was art on film - back when i saw the original at the movies when i was 12 years old in the early eighties . But such potential is wasted in this film. Yes its quite slow (nearly 3 hours long, so see...

2.0
0

BLADE RUNNER 2049 was a colossal disappointment. I'll start off with the things I liked. All of Denis Villeneuve's work is beautiful, even his films I didn't like, and this is no exception. It's visually stunning. Every frame is like a painting. Roger Deakins' cinematography is immaculate. I won't say who, but a character from the first film makes a brief...

2.0
0

Enjoyed this movie. It was slow in some places but I think that it helped the story. Ryan Gosling did a great job. Makes me want to watch the first one again. They linked it in really well. Thanks Flicks for the free pass to see this.

4.0
0
Vulture

Vulture

press

I imagine most audiences will like the film ... I thought it was okay.

0
Variety

Variety

press

A visually breathtaking, long-fuse action movie whose unconventional thrills could be described as many things - from tantalising to tedious - but never "artificially intelligent."

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Villeneuve's film is a direct continuation in every respect; it's difficult to imagine anyone - even Ridley Scott - making a better Blade Runner sequel.

5.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Immersing you in a complete wow, Blade Runner 2049 is the thinking person's sci-fi event of the year.

4.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It just has to be experienced on the biggest screen possible. Blade Runner 2049 is a narcotic spectacle of eerie and pitiless vastness, by turns satirical, tragic and romantic.

5.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Despite its blockbuster trappings, this Blade Runner is as much an art movie as the first one: slow, idea-driven, and often emotionally remote.

0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Villeneuve has taken the double-edged sword of the update and created a Blade Runner 2049 worthy of honouring its ancestor, while bringing it appropriately into the mid-21st Century.

0
Newsroom

Newsroom

press

An artform of suspense and enigma that's as compelling and fascinating as it is emotionally distant.

0
Newshub

Newshub

press

My brain still hasn't stopped whirring, neither has my heart.

5.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A voluptuous mood bath that's impressively sustained from beginning to end.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Visually immaculate, swirling with themes as heart-rending as they are mind-twisting, 2049 is, without doubt, a good year. And one of 2017's best.

5.0
0

This is far too long, far too slow, far too boring. Nowhere near as good as the original. Do yourself a favour and avoid this, otherwise be prepared to waste 3 hours...

1.0
0

It's a thrilling, stunning masterpiece; equalling (over) it's powerful predecessor.

5.0
0

Trying to breathe enough life into a simple idea to make a sequel is tricky. The new idea is quite clever but the execution seemed to lack thought. If the pacing was faster, we the audience might not notice the plot holes but Blade Runner 2049 takes a slow and measured approach and then puts the brakes on in the third act giving us far too long to think...

4.0
0

One of those movies that relies on the high tech effects outweighing long, boring monologues and whole dialogues that leave you wondering what just got discussed. Lots of excessive, unrelated nudity that will leave you wondering if Weinstein was the producer and how the NZ Censors could rate the R13. I almost fell asleep so left before the finale to avoid...

2.0
0

This is a love it or hate it movie. As the huge range of reactions described in these reviews demonstrates nicely. From the reactions of those I saw it with (they hated it, I loved it), I recommend anyone going to Blade Runner 2049 first watch Blade Runner. The Director's Cut, that is. The original theatrical release didn't do particularly well for...

5.0
0

I wasn't a big fan of the original Blade Runner. I thought it was fine, but I wasn't like 98% of cinephiles that think this is the big sci-fi film ever made. Blade Runner 2049 is really good. Like the original, the visuals are the star of the show. Roger Deakins puts his gorgeous cinematography on show again (and maybe it is lucky number 14 to get...

4.0
0

Blade Runner 2049 is gonna polarize the multiplex crowd. At one end of the reaction-spectrum will be those who bemoan it's slow pace and gargantuan running-time; it's emotional remoteness and cerebral preoccupations; it's emphasis on mood and ideas rather than action and melodrama. That last one, I think, will be the real litmus test for many in the...

4.0
0

Okay - for starters, I'm an absolutely HUUUGE fan of the first movie. The set pieces, Lighting effects, haunting vangelis music, the anit-hero of deckard, it was art on film - back when i saw the original at the movies when i was 12 years old in the early eighties . But such potential is wasted in this film. Yes its quite slow (nearly 3 hours long, so...

2.0
0

BLADE RUNNER 2049 was a colossal disappointment. I'll start off with the things I liked. All of Denis Villeneuve's work is beautiful, even his films I didn't like, and this is no exception. It's visually stunning. Every frame is like a painting. Roger Deakins' cinematography is immaculate. I won't say who, but a character from the first film makes a brief...

2.0
0

Enjoyed this movie. It was slow in some places but I think that it helped the story. Ryan Gosling did a great job. Makes me want to watch the first one again. They linked it in really well. Thanks Flicks for the free pass to see this.

4.0
0