Ridley Scott

He makes some goodies, he makes some baddies.

Alien (1979) -- Maybe still the best Alien movie, a nice horror movie which happens to be in space. Nice and claustrophobic and scary and intense (much more than the zillion-alien sequel). (See James Cameron for the sequel, Aliens.) A

Blade Runner (1982) -- I know how important it is, but I just don't personally dig it. Sorry, guys. C

Gladiator (2000) -- So the first thirty minutes or so are people we don't know fighting, and we're supposed to care. It gets a little better from there, but not much. Russell Crowe is a butt-monkey. D

Hannibal (2001) -- I dunno what to think about this one. I think it's fine if you don't compare it to the first one and think of it as a weird little love story. Certainly lots of problems in it, but it's a'ight. (See Jonathan Demme for the predecessor, The Silence of the Lambs. See Brett Ratner for the prequel, Red Dragon.) B

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