Metro (1997)

Metro (1997)




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Movie Info

This actioner is set in San Francisco where ace police hostage negotiator Scott Roper is assigned to train rookie Kevin McCall in the finer points of the craft. The training goes well until Roper's closest friend and partner is killed by a jewel thief.

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Randy Feldman
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 28, 2001
Touchstone Pictures


as Insp. Scott Roper

as Kevin McCall

as Detective Kimura

as Lt. Sam Baffert

as Officer Forbes

as Debbie

as Bank Manager

as SWAT Officer Jenning...

as Clarence Teal

as Capt. Frank Solis

as Veronica 'Ronnie' Ta...

as Michael Korda

as Detective Glass

as Reporter #1

as Reporter #2

as Screaming Lady

as Ronnie's Boyfriend G...

as Racetrack Announcer

as Jewelry Salesgirl #1

as Jewelry Customer Dot...

as Jewelry Manager

as Jewelry Salesgirl #2

as Cable Car Brakeman

as Bail Bondsman Hawkin...

as Postrio Waiter

as Jail Laundry Room Gu...

as Property Room Sergea...

as Tahitian Waitress
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Critic Reviews for Metro

All Critics (41) | Top Critics (15)

A renter with some mileage on it.

Full Review… | April 12, 2002
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

By-the-numbers doesn't begin to describe how cliche-ridden Randy Feldman's script is.

Full Review… | February 14, 2001
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Murphy is fresh, as usual, but Metro is not.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Despite Murphy's consistently strong performance, Metro meanders into a rather unremarkable cat-and-mouse territory.

January 1, 2000
USA Today
Top Critic

Metro is about as generic as action pictures come.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Top Critic

Anyone seeking a fresh characterization of clever plot twist ought not to buy a ride of this Murphy vehicle.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

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.

Phil Hubbs

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.

Al S

Super Reviewer

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

Roy Gutteridge

Super Reviewer

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