Metropolis
Metropolis (2002)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: January 25, 2002
DVD Release Date: April 23, 2002
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Critic Score
86%
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81%


Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A remarkable technical achievement, Metropolis' eye-popping visuals more than compensate for its relatively routine story.

Tasha Robinson
AV Club

A fairly standard genre exercise, packed with light, detail, color, noise, and motion that add up to relatively little.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

Otomo's typically sophisticated script ensures slick pacing, combining humour, terror and pathos, particularly in the final scenes.

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Steve Wright
SciFiNow

Essentially, think of this as Fritz Lang for beginners - which is in no way a bad thing.

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Derek Elley
Variety

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.

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Chicago Tribune

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.

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Anton Bitel
Little White Lies

we see the director's towering world of tomorrow being erected on the foundations of yesterday's cultural influence... a dizzying postmodern edifice, more impressive for its shimmering Steampunk architecture than for the dramas accommodated within

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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader

It smoothly blends outrageously diverse visual styles and emotional tones.

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Tom Maurstad
Dallas Morning News

The imagery with which director Rintaro brings this world to animated life is unique and captivating.

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Christopher Machell
CineVue

A spectacular if tonally incongruous reworking of Fritz Lang's 1927 original.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Directors Cat
The storyline and lip-syncing aren't as amazing as the CGI backgrounds and traditional animation blending. But Metropolis is still an enjoyable and above… More
Nate Zoebl
[font=Arial][color=darkred]It has the screenplay penned by Katsuhiro Ôtomo, writer/director of ?Akira?. The director is Tarô Rin, director of numerous anime… More
Zach Brehany
One form of story telling that has, is, and always will be a test of true story telling talent will be animation. When one looks at it, animation will always be… More
Bradley J
A sort of different movie experience, but still a pretty good one. Overall Rating:67
Alexander Wilson
Very interesting, and artful japanese animation. Very high attention to details. Is great fun, yet could be a little long winded for the younger crowd. Lots of… More
Marcus Woolcott
An amazing film both visually and story wise.