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Metro Reviews

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
September 15, 2005
Diverting but conventional thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 27, 2005
"moronic action film"
Frank Ochieng
TheWorldJournal.com
May 31, 2003
Another forgettable and clueless cut-up cop caper with Murphy in the middle of the misguided mayhem. Instantly generic and mindless to boot
| Original Score: 2/5
Christine James
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
Formulaic but effective.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Leslie Rigoulot
Film Scouts
April 17, 2002
Balancing the elements of comedy and drama are never easy and Metro, Eddie Murphy's latest flick, proves how easy it is to mistep.
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
A renter with some mileage on it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
By-the-numbers doesn't begin to describe how cliche-ridden Randy Feldman's script is.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Metro is about as generic as action pictures come.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
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 | Original Score: 3/4
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Kevin McManus
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Anyone seeking a fresh characterization of clever plot twist ought not to buy a ride of this Murphy vehicle.

E! Online
January 1, 2000
A gilded if gritty rehash of damn near every buddy-cop movie ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
For fans of Murphy or the action genre, Metro is A-okay mindless fun.
| Original Score: 3/5
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
While the rest of Thomas Carter's movie is also pretty, it's distractingly stupid.
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
A dismally perfunctory policier.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000
A mediocre action film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
The movie drags in the slow parts, and the action sequences go on too long.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
Metro isn't a movie. It's bumper cars.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
Yet another 'buddy' or 'Odd Couple' cop movie that isn't particularly groundbreaking or memorable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
January 1, 2000
Despite Murphy's consistently strong performance, Metro meanders into a rather unremarkable cat-and-mouse territory.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Murphy is fresh, as usual, but Metro is not.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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