Blade Runner 2049 Director Addresses The Criticisms Of Women In The Movie Blade Runner 2049 didn’t exactly make a killing at the box office, but it was a critical darling. People that did see it tended to really enjoy it. However, the movie did come under fire for its portrayal of women, which director Denis Villeneuve was asked about during an interview with Vanity Fair. Villeneuve said: “I am very sensitive to how I portray women in movies. This is my ninth feature film and six of them have women in the lead role. The first Blade Runner was quite rough on the women; something about the film noir aesthetic.

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