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Metro

Metro (1997)

tomatometer

11

Average Rating: 3.7/10
Critic Reviews: 9
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 8

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audience

27

liked it
Average Rating: 2.6/5
User Ratings: 20,276

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Movie Info

Eddie Murphy once again finds himself exchanging both wisecracks and gunfire in this comic action-thriller. Scott Roper (Murphy) is a hostage negotiator with the San Francisco Police Department; Roper has his own way of doing things, which doesn't always mean following department proceedure, but he's good at his job and has the respect of his colleagues. Roper has been given a new partner, Kevin McCall (Michael Rapaport), a former SWAT team member whom Roper is training in the fine art of

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Drama, Action & Adventure

Aug 28, 2001

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All Critics (41) | Top Critics (15) | Fresh (5) | Rotten (29) | DVD (5)

A renter with some mileage on it.

April 12, 2002 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail
Globe and Mail
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By-the-numbers doesn't begin to describe how cliche-ridden Randy Feldman's script is.

February 14, 2001 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
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The big action scenes are cleverly staged and Eddie Murphy is back on his game again, with a high-energy performance and crisp dialogue.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Sun-Times
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Diverting but conventional thriller.

September 15, 2005 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

"moronic action film"

January 27, 2005 Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Another forgettable and clueless cut-up cop caper with Murphy in the middle of the misguided mayhem. Instantly generic and mindless to boot

May 31, 2003 | Comment (1)
TheWorldJournal.com

Formulaic but effective.

June 5, 2002 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

Balancing the elements of comedy and drama are never easy and Metro, Eddie Murphy's latest flick, proves how easy it is to mistep.

April 17, 2002 Full Review Source: Film Scouts
Film Scouts

Far too long on action and far too short on laughs.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: SPLICEDWire
SPLICEDWire

Eddie Murphy has declared war on America's eardrums. His new film Metro, in which he plays a police hostage negotiator, must have been financed by a wrecking yard, with help from the stunt drivers guild.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: San Francisco Examiner
San Francisco Examiner

Yet another 'buddy' or 'Odd Couple' cop movie that isn't particularly groundbreaking or memorable.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Metro isn't a movie. It's bumper cars.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Sacramento Bee
Sacramento Bee

For fans of Murphy or the action genre, Metro is A-okay mindless fun.

January 1, 2000
Jam! Movies

A gilded if gritty rehash of damn near every buddy-cop movie ever made.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: E! Online
E! Online

While the rest of Thomas Carter's movie is also pretty, it's distractingly stupid.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Philadelphia City Paper
Philadelphia City Paper

A dismally perfunctory policier.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

A mediocre action film.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Cinematter
Cinematter

Audience Reviews for Metro

Eddie! Eddie! Eddie! why don't you make hard ass flicks like this anymore!!!!? alas poor Eddie, thou maketh such crapeth these days.

The last adult action flick from Mr Murphy before he plunged into the 'children's TV' period of his dwindling career, its not a stunning action film but its certainly a pretty good attempt and much better than 'Beverly Hills Cop 2/3'. The thing that hits you first about this film is it looks sharp, the opening credits are damn nice and Murphy looks his coolest since 'Beverly Hills', its a slow builder for sure but with Wincott as the baddie with his raspy devilish voice it keeps you glued to the screen.

Another good impression maker is the excellent action stunts, most noteably a great car and tram chase with multiple wrecks which all look realistic, some good tense stand offs and none of it being watered down, a good step for Murphy although at times he doesn't quite nail the gritty realistic acting thing.
November 6, 2011
phubbs1

Super Reviewer

A classic good time. A wildly entertaining and outrageous action-packed thriller. A fresh, smart, very funny and explosively entertaining movie. One of the first flicks since Lethal Weapon and 48 Hours that balances seriousness and humor perfectly. Director, Thomas Carter crafts a fantastic and enjoyable movie with fast-paced dialogue and awesome action. Eddie Murphy is at his best, he's never been better or funnier. It works well as a cat and mouse thriller and action-packed buddy movie.
February 20, 2011
allan913

Super Reviewer

Not very good at all, Murphy?s action/comedy routine is tired and his efforts to make his character more ?street? by swearing every five seconds doesn?t help.
September 23, 2009
SirPant

Super Reviewer

The big action scenes are cleverly staged and Eddie Murphy is back on his game again.
July 13, 2008
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