Metropolis Reviews

July 19, 2010
A fairly standard genre exercise, packed with light, detail, color, noise, and motion that add up to relatively little.
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.
June 24, 2006
Otomo's typically sophisticated script ensures slick pacing, combining humour, terror and pathos, particularly in the final scenes.
February 26, 2003
July 20, 2002
A film of staggering technical and visual virtuosity, filled with utterly amazing images, that's also entertaining and engaging for children and adults on several levels.
May 23, 2002
The imagery with which director Rintaro brings this world to animated life is unique and captivating.
February 26, 2002
Unlike most anime, whose most ardent fans outside Japan seem to be introverted young men with fantasy fetishes, Metropolis never seems hopelessly juvenile.
February 4, 2002
It's an interesting genre. It's not for me, and I think it's far from great.