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Metropolis Reviews

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February 4, 2002
It's an interesting genre. It's not for me, and I think it's far from great.
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
April 29, 2009
Unfortunately, as this movie is a joy in visuals, it's a let-down plot-wise.
September 2, 2003
Doubling up on the imagery makes for an interesting, though ultimately somewhat unfulfilling, experience.
| Original Score: 3/5
July 12, 2002
For something as splendid-looking as this particular film, the viewer expects something special but instead gets [sci-fi] rehash.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
July 19, 2010
A fairly standard genre exercise, packed with light, detail, color, noise, and motion that add up to relatively little.
January 25, 2002
The dialogue is dubbed into English by generic actors, whose phony, emotionless rendition undermines what's on the screen.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 9, 2002
The story suffers a severe case of oversimplification, superficiality and silliness.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
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.
February 1, 2002
Director Rintaro ... does a decent job of serving up scrumptious eye candy, but too much of this good thing will leave you itching for a day out of the city.
January 16, 2017
A spectacular if tonally incongruous reworking of Fritz Lang's 1927 original.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 13, 2017
Essentially, think of this as Fritz Lang for beginners - which is in no way a bad thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 25, 2002
One of the best animated films I have ever seen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 14, 2002
There's so much to look at in Metropolis you hate to tear your eyes away from the images long enough to read the subtitles.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 25, 2002
The film's imagination goes sky high, showing us unbelievable buildings, surfaces, catwalks, robots, colors, underground catacombs and, yes, fish tanks.
June 24, 2006
Otomo's typically sophisticated script ensures slick pacing, combining humour, terror and pathos, particularly in the final scenes.
January 24, 2002
...science-fiction fans and adventurous filmgoers will find this ingenious explosion of retro-cyberpunk a compelling dystopian vision with a gleam of hope.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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.
| Original Score: 5/5
January 22, 2002
A near perfect fusion of computer and cel animation.
January 24, 2002
A hallucinatory tour de force of color, perspective and scale, virtually encapsulates the history of Japanese animation.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
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