Metropolis Reviews

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June 19, 2020
A thoroughly engaging and satisfying tribute to the noble history of its genre and its form.
October 6, 2019
Rintaro directs an intricate anime, which uses the plethora of its main characters to present a number of sociopolitical allegories and metaphors.
March 13, 2017
Essentially, think of this as Fritz Lang for beginners - which is in no way a bad thing.
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
January 16, 2017
A spectacular if tonally incongruous reworking of Fritz Lang's 1927 original.
July 19, 2010
A fairly standard genre exercise, packed with light, detail, color, noise, and motion that add up to relatively little.
January 23, 2010
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.
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.
October 18, 2008
April 17, 2007
It smoothly blends outrageously diverse visual styles and emotional tones.
December 30, 2006
One of the most beautiful animated films ever produced.
June 24, 2006
Otomo's typically sophisticated script ensures slick pacing, combining humour, terror and pathos, particularly in the final scenes.
March 26, 2006
Metropolis se veut une %u0153uvre impressionnante, à la hauteur des noms qui lui sont rattachés.
December 3, 2003
The film works best for this sheer spectacle.
September 2, 2003
Doubling up on the imagery makes for an interesting, though ultimately somewhat unfulfilling, experience.
June 19, 2003
May 23, 2003
Parts of it are very silly, but it is still extraordinarily powerful as cinema and its meanings grow murkier, not clearer, with what we now know of Lang's life.
February 21, 2003
One of the most important animated films ever made.
January 19, 2003
One of the best animated films I have ever seen, and it is one of the finest films released in the US last year.
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