Metropolis (Metoroporisu)
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Playing like a candy-colored hybrid of Fritz Lang's film of the same name and Ridley Scott's Blade Runner, Osamu Tezuka's Metropolis borrows its plot liberally from numerous legendary sci-fi sources (despite the fact that the original manga was released in 1945, certain cinematic aspects can't help but appearing overly familiar), all the while dazzling viewers on the same cutting-edge visual level as such anime classics as Akira and Ghost in the Shell. The common anime practice of combining amazingly rendered backdrops and more traditionally hand-drawn characters continues… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 87%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A fairly standard genre exercise, packed with light, detail, color, noise, and motion that add up to relatively little."
‑ Tasha Robinson, AV Club
"Otomo's typically sophisticated script ensures slick pacing, combining humour, terror and pathos, particularly in the final scenes."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"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."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Metropolis se veut une %u0153uvre impressionnante, à la hauteur des noms qui lui sont rattachés."
‑ Jean-François Vandeuren, Panorama
"Parts of it are very silly, but it is still extraordinarily powerful as cinema and its meanings grow murkier, not clearer, with what we now know of Lang's life."
‑ Paul Byrnes, Sydney Morning Herald
"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."
‑ Derek Elley, Variety
"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."
‑ , Chicago Tribune
"Unfortunately, as this movie is a joy in visuals, it's a let-down plot-wise."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"The film works best for this sheer spectacle."
‑ Daniel Etherington, Film4
"One of the most important animated films ever made."
‑ Michael Brody,
"It smoothly blends outrageously diverse visual styles and emotional tones."
‑ Lisa Alspector, Chicago Reader
"The imagery with which director Rintaro brings this world to animated life is unique and captivating."
‑ Tom Maurstad, Dallas Morning News
"One of the most beautiful animated films ever produced."
‑ Patrick Peters, Empire Magazine
"Doubling up on the imagery makes for an interesting, though ultimately somewhat unfulfilling, experience."
‑ Christopher Null,
"One of the best animated films I have ever seen, and it is one of the finest films released in the US last year."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
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