‘Blade Runner 2049’ reviews

John’s “Blade Runner 2049” review, Jan. 23, 2018

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“Blade Runner 2049” – This belated sequel to the 1982 Ridley Scott classic manages to be nearly as effective a piece of philosophically driven sci-fi as its predecessor. Beyond that lies a compelling neo-noir detective story that is steeped in slow burn atmosphere and a pervasive mood of bleak, impending dread. It doesn’t hurt that the whole thing is also damned beautiful to look at.

– Michael Olinger, Top 20 films of 2017, Jan. 21, 2018