1. Blade Runner (1982)

Leonard Maltin's Rating :
Should be :

IMDB Rating : 8.3

Rotten Tomatoes Rating : 92%

Most of Leonard Maltin's ratings are pretty consistent but this is one he has made an egregious error with. If you are supposed to be writing a book that will help people decide whether to see a movie don't you think you should have a favorable rating for what many people think is one of the best science fiction movies ever made (see IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes rating above).

In his review Leonard said : "A triumph of production design. defeated by a muddled script and main characters with no appeal whatsoever" (maybe because they were robots, which may be the point of the movie).

The Rotten Tomatoes Consensus statement says : "Misunderstood when it first hit theaters, the influence of Ridley Scott's mysterious, noir-influenced Blade Runner has deepened with time. A visually remarkable, achingly human sci-fi masterpiece."

I couldn't agree more. This movie is so good, on so many levels. Leonard needs to change his rating and his review so more people will get to see this great, great movie.

3 comments:

  1. I know this movie is a cult classic, but I know plenty of people who think it's ridiculous and just all around bad... and I gotta say I'm one of them.

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    1. But those people are super incredibly mega-wrong.

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  2. It staggers me how many good movies people have missed because Leonard Maltin warned audiences away from them.

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