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Metropolis Reviews

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July 6, 2010
Too bad that so much really artistic work was wasted on this manufactured story.
August 21, 2017
. . . the film is still something to behold, even if the newly restored footage occasionally looks like someone ran over it with a brillo pad.
April 1, 2014
Brigitte Helm is absolutely brilliant in a tricky dual role. The real star, though, is Lang's incredibly fecund imagination and his glorious realisation of the futuristic Babel he dreamt up in his head.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 9, 2012
Here for the first time the chill mechanized world of the future... has been given reality. Here is the city, that tormented circus of buildings which touch the sky, of tunnels that disrupt the places under the earth.
September 11, 2010
An eternal masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 22, 2010
Kino's The Complete Metropolis contains nearly a hundred instances of restored footage, ranging from brief reaction shots to entire sequences.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
November 1, 2002
Everything we take for granted in movies today had to be "invented" by someone and it only enhances our understanding and enjoyment to recognize these roots.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: A
January 1, 2000
Few films have ever been more visually exhilarating.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 21, 2010
This movie is certifiably nuts and naive in many ways, but it is so exciting.
May 14, 2010
From the TCM Classic Film Festival: The North American premiere of a recently discovered, nearly complete cut...a masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
September 5, 2015
Lang's allegory of allegories posits humanity's progress as a collision not just of labor and management but of technology and sorcery
September 9, 2010
Oh, it's wacky. But the visuals are unlike anything we've ever experienced. For the film aficionado, it's a cinematic must-see.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
July 26, 2002
The great thing is that despite the over-the-top acting, the makeup that doesn't know when to stop, the preciousness of so many of the compositions (Lang was nothing if not inventive), this is a great old movie-movie.
June 12, 2010
The new release of Metropolis, fully restored to just shy of Fritz Lang's original vision, is an example of the grandest telepathy: what was thought to be lost forever.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
May 8, 2010
The recent discovery of 25 minutes of lost footage from Fritz Lang's Metropolis is cause for celebration.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 6, 2011
A perfect gateway drug for old movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
January 13, 2008
It's a masterpiece, but it's not a sane movie. It's gloriously bonkers.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 19, 2014
[VIDEO ESSAY] Although it ends with an overwrought climax, topped off with a laughably banal cliché that unites the workers with their greedy overlord, "Metropolis" is filled with stunning archetypal imagery and grand-scale spectacle.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
May 30, 2007
The film looks fabulous, and Gottfried Huppertz's original score is another worthy addition.
August 23, 2002
This restoration is one of the great things to happen to movies in the last ten years.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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