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Metropolitan Reviews

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Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 30, 2002
One of the few films that successfully makes the East Coast upper class sympathetic. Stillman is current cinema's one true wit.
| Original Score: 5/5
David Thomson
November 12, 2001
Metropolitan is not for everyone; but that is not a mark of shame or condemnation.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Not very much happens in Metropolitan, and yet everything that happens is felt deeply, because the characters in this movie are still too young to have perfected their defenses against life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
True appreciation for this movie may be restricted to those with firsthand experience in this kind of world, or a certain upper-haute stamina.
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Like chamber music, Metropolitan is sprightly, intimate and all too self-aware.
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
Stillman films, with their acerbic humor, are perhaps best on the second and third viewing. With their rapid-fire approach and their subtle dialog, it is easy to miss many of the lines the first time around.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
On a technical level, this is an amazingly slick film. Stillman knows how to, as they say, put every dollar on the screen. And on balance, he's certainly a filmmaker to watch for in the future.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mark R. Leeper
January 1, 2000
This film's fine point is not so much the plot as its view of this young aristocracy and the often funny and always engrossing dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: +1 out of -4..+4
Rob Blackwelder
September 29, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Joshua Tanzer
April 8, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 29, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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Entertainment Weekly
August 3, 1990
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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