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Eddie Murphy once again finds himself exchanging both wisecracks and gunfire in this comic action-thriller. Scott Roper (Murphy) is a hostage negotiator with the San Francisco Police Department; Roper has his own way of doing things, which doesn't always mean following department proceedure, but he's good at his job and has the respect of his colleagues. Roper has been given a new partner, Kevin McCall (Michael Rapaport), a former SWAT team member whom Roper is training in the fine art of handing dangerous criminals with words as well as weapons; in his spare time, Roper tries to… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 15%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A renter with some mileage on it."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"Diverting but conventional thriller."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Formulaic but effective."
‑ Christine James, Boxoffice Magazine
"Eddie Murphy has declared war on America's eardrums. His new film Metro, in which he plays a police hostage negotiator, must have been financed by a wrecking yard, with help from the stunt drivers guild."
‑ Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Examiner
"For fans of Murphy or the action genre, Metro is A-okay mindless fun."
‑ Liz Braun, Jam! Movies
"By-the-numbers doesn't begin to describe how cliche-ridden Randy Feldman's script is."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
""moronic action film""
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"Balancing the elements of comedy and drama are never easy and Metro, Eddie Murphy's latest flick, proves how easy it is to mistep."
‑ Leslie Rigoulot, Film Scouts
"Yet another 'buddy' or 'Odd Couple' cop movie that isn't particularly groundbreaking or memorable."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"A gilded if gritty rehash of damn near every buddy-cop movie ever made."
‑ , E! Online
"The big action scenes are cleverly staged and Eddie Murphy is back on his game again, with a high-energy performance and crisp dialogue."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Another forgettable and clueless cut-up cop caper with Murphy in the middle of the misguided mayhem. Instantly generic and mindless to boot"
‑ Frank Ochieng,
"Far too long on action and far too short on laughs."
‑ Rob Blackwelder, SPLICEDWire
"Metro isn't a movie. It's bumper cars."
‑ Joe Baltake, Sacramento Bee
"While the rest of Thomas Carter's movie is also pretty, it's distractingly stupid."
‑ Cynthia Fuchs, Philadelphia City Paper
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