Metro (1997)

This actioner is set in San Francisco. Ace police hostage negotiator Scott Roper (Eddie Murphy) is assigned to train rookie Kevin McCall (Michael Rapaport) in the finer points of his craft. The training goes well until Roper's closest… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 17, 1997
DVD Release Date: August 28, 2001
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Critic Score: 15% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

A renter with some mileage on it.

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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today

Despite Murphy's consistently strong performance, Metro meanders into a rather unremarkable cat-and-mouse territory.

Michael Dequina

Diverting but conventional thriller.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

By-the-numbers doesn't begin to describe how cliche-ridden Randy Feldman's script is.

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James Berardinelli

Metro is about as generic as action pictures come.

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

"moronic action film"

Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Murphy is fresh, as usual, but Metro is not.

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Kevin McManus
Washington Post

Anyone seeking a fresh characterization of clever plot twist ought not to buy a ride of this Murphy vehicle.

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Frank Ochieng

Another forgettable and clueless cut-up cop caper with Murphy in the middle of the misguided mayhem. Instantly generic and mindless to boot

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Flixster Audience Score: 26% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Eddie! Eddie! Eddie! why don't you make hard ass flicks like this anymore!!!!? alas poor Eddie, thou maketh such crapeth these days. The last adult action… More
danny d
underrated. michael rapaport was good and this was a decent eddie flick.
Al S
A classic good time. A wildly entertaining and outrageous action-packed thriller. A fresh, smart, very funny and explosively entertaining movie. One of the… More
Candy Rose
Doesn't he get tired playing a cop?
Roy Gutteridge
The big action scenes are cleverly staged and Eddie Murphy is back on his game again.
xGary Xx
A typical dim-witted action movie that is actually much better than you'd think, especially considering the starring role is filled by Murphy who surely… More