Metropolis Reviews

January 16, 2017
we see the director's towering world of tomorrow being erected on the foundations of yesterday's cultural influence... a dizzying postmodern edifice, more impressive for its shimmering Steampunk architecture than for the dramas accommodated within
July 19, 2010
A fairly standard genre exercise, packed with light, detail, color, noise, and motion that add up to relatively little.
April 29, 2009
Unfortunately, as this movie is a joy in visuals, it's a let-down plot-wise.
October 18, 2008
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.
September 2, 2003
Doubling up on the imagery makes for an interesting, though ultimately somewhat unfulfilling, experience.
July 12, 2002
For something as splendid-looking as this particular film, the viewer expects something special but instead gets [sci-fi] rehash.
March 9, 2002
The story suffers a severe case of oversimplification, superficiality and silliness.
February 4, 2002
It's an interesting genre. It's not for me, and I think it's far from great.
January 25, 2002
The dialogue is dubbed into English by generic actors, whose phony, emotionless rendition undermines what's on the screen.