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Overall Rating
2.55

Awesome: 0%
Worth A Look: 9.09%
Average54.55%
Pretty Bad: 18.18%
Total Crap: 18.18%

1 review, 16 user ratings


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Metro (1997)
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by Ryan Arthur

"My eyes still hurt from reading that movie."
3 stars

Formula. But respectable formula.

Roper (Eddie Murphy) is a hostage negotiator. We meet him early, establish who he is and what he does, and then we're off. Roper gets a new partner (Michael Rappaport). It's a cop movie, so either he's going to get a new partner, is just about to retire, or both. There's also a homicidal jewel theif (Michael Wincott, creepy as ever) on the loose, and he's got a thing for Roper. Chases and violence follow.

Metro is solid in terms of action, including a scene involving a classic Cadillac and a streetcar and an old-fashioned damesl-in-distress sequence, complete with a sawblade setup. It's pretty much wall-to-wall. But the characters are left dangling (along with a bunch of plot points, some essential, some not). Murphy's fine, as is Rappaport.

But the action's not really enough. You leave wanting more: more explanation, more character and plot development.

I guess if you take it for what it is, Metro's good entertainment.

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originally posted: 10/13/98 01:09:26
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User Comments

12/15/08 PAUL SHORTT HURLS THE VIEWER DOWN A TENSION RIVETED SEWAGE PIPE OF FEAR AND FOWL LANGUAGE 1 stars
5/16/06 bmac solid all around the board but hey, u kno.... 4 stars
5/05/06 JM Synth Action Scenes Surprisingly Good 3 stars
8/19/05 Indrid Cold A perfectly average, by the numbers Eddie Murphy film. Nothing is really bad about it. 3 stars
12/08/03 John Bale The usual Murphy mayhem, with a decent Tram chase, but he should stay with comedy. 3 stars
11/28/03 Samuel good action, not a comedy if thats what your looking for... 3 stars
7/09/03 Sam Moszynski Solid action film, though fans of Murphy's cmedy will be disappointed 4 stars
1/24/02 Andrew Carden Mediocre At It's Best. Murphy Is Comfortable, but Unlikeable. 3 stars
10/16/01 Mr. Hat (formerly Joe Zappa) Not nearly enough funny Eddie Murphy stuff. 2 stars
9/02/01 Butterbean I had completely fogotten about this movie. I remember that it kinda sucked. 2 stars
8/08/01 TLsmooth This is the worst movie ever made. 1 stars
4/29/00 Negative Norm shit! 1 stars
2/26/00 Richard Wright A boring, cliche ridden bit of junk. A worthless, lifeless film. NOT Murphys finest hour. 1 stars
11/28/98 Mr.Pink Beverly Hills Cop rehash. 2 stars
9/08/98 Johny Formula, but I'd rather see Eddie doing this than PG-13 fare anyday 3 stars
8/16/98 {{{OZ}}} Bah to Eddie. Bah to formulaic movies. Bah to this. 2 stars
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  17-Jan-1997 (R)

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Directed by
  Thomas Carter

Written by
  Randy Feldman

Cast
  Eddie Murphy
  Kim Miyori
  Art Evans
  James Carpenter
  Michael Rapaport
  Donal Logue



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