It's an interesting genre. It's not for me, and I think it's far from great.
Unfortunately, as this movie is a joy in visuals, it's a let-down plot-wise.
Doubling up on the imagery makes for an interesting, though ultimately somewhat unfulfilling, experience.
| Original Score: 3/5
For something as splendid-looking as this particular film, the viewer expects something special but instead gets [sci-fi] rehash.
| Original Score: 6/10
A fairly standard genre exercise, packed with light, detail, color, noise, and motion that add up to relatively little.
The dialogue is dubbed into English by generic actors, whose phony, emotionless rendition undermines what's on the screen.
| Original Score: 2/4
The story suffers a severe case of oversimplification, superficiality and silliness.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Tale of the struggle for personal freedom in a futuristic, tyrannical society is light on action by contempo standards, and pic's look is uninteresting, apart from occasionally bizarre backgrounds.
One of the best animated films I have ever seen.
| Original Score: 4/4
There's so much to look at in Metropolis you hate to tear your eyes away from the images long enough to read the subtitles.
| Original Score: 3/4
The film's imagination goes sky high, showing us unbelievable buildings, surfaces, catwalks, robots, colors, underground catacombs and, yes, fish tanks.
Otomo's typically sophisticated script ensures slick pacing, combining humour, terror and pathos, particularly in the final scenes.
...science-fiction fans and adventurous filmgoers will find this ingenious explosion of retro-cyberpunk a compelling dystopian vision with a gleam of hope.
| Original Score: B+
Com uma fabulosa direção de arte, uma animação expressiva e temas complexos, o filme representa um estímulo visual, intelectual e emocional intenso, resultando numa experiência fascinante.
| Original Score: 5/5
A near perfect fusion of computer and cel animation.
A hallucinatory tour de force of color, perspective and scale, virtually encapsulates the history of Japanese animation.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
There's a vastness implied in Metropolis that is just breathtaking.
The urban landscapes are detailed down to the signs on the kiosks, and the color palette, with lots of somber blues and pinks, is dreamy and evocative.
Apart from its own considerable achievement, Metropolis confirms Tezuka's status as both the primary visual influence on the animé tradition and its defining philosophical conscience.
Unlike most anime, whose most ardent fans outside Japan seem to be introverted young men with fantasy fetishes, Metropolis never seems hopelessly juvenile.