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Metro (1997)

Metro (1997)

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This actioner is set in San Francisco. Ace police hostage negotiator Scott Roper (Eddie Murphy) is assigned to train rookie Kevin McCall (Michael Rapaport) in the finer points of his craft. The training goes well until Roper's closest friend and former partner is killed by crazed but crafty jewel thief Michael Korda (Michael Wincott).
Rating:
R
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Drama
Directed By:
Written By:
In Theaters:
 wide
On DVD:
Runtime:
Studio:
Touchstone Pictures

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Cast

Eddie Murphy
as Insp. Scott Roper
Michael Rapaport
as Kevin McCall
Kim Miyori
as Detective Kimura
Art Evans
as Lt. Sam Baffert
James Carpenter
as Officer Forbes
Jeni Chua
as Debbie
Dick Bright
as Bank Manager
David Michael Silverman
as SWAT Officer Jennings
Paul Ben-Victor
as Clarence Teal
Denis Arndt
as Capt. Frank Solis
Carmen Ejogo
as Veronica 'Ronnie' Tate
Michael Wincott
as Michael Korda
Will Marchetti
as Detective Glass
Joe Vincent Aldeguer
as SWAT Captain
Frank Somerville
as Reporter #1
Malou Nubla
as Reporter #2
Nino Degennaro
as Repoman
Val Diamond
as Screaming Lady
Charleston Pierce
as Ronnie's Boyfriend Greg
Trevor Denman
as Racetrack Announcer
Corie Henninger
as Jewelry Salesgirl #1
Nellie Cravens
as Jewelry Customer Dotson
Danny Teal
as Jewelry Manager
Karen Kahn
as Jewelry Salesgirl #2
Jeff Mosely
as Cable Car Brakeman
Ralph Peduto
as Bail Bondsman Hawkins
James Cunningham
as Postrio Waiter
C.W. Morgan
as Jail Laundry Room Guard
Nick Scoggin
as Property Room Sergeant Frank
Marie Villatuya
as Tahitian Waitress
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Critic Reviews for Metro

All Critics (34) | Top Critics (9)

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

Metro is about as generic as action pictures come.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
ReelViews
Top Critic

The big action scenes are cleverly staged and Eddie Murphy is back on his game again, with a high-energy performance and crisp dialogue.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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

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
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
Al S

Super Reviewer

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

Roy Gutteridge
Roy Gutteridge

Super Reviewer

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