Metropolis (1927) Synopsis
An industrialist rules a 21st-century city where the rich play above and slaves toil below.
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100

Miami Herald

By Marta Barber
What you come to see are the strokes of a visual master. You will not be disappointed.
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100

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Trashy and glorious, the restored Metropolis is a pop epic for the ages.
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100

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Metropolis has a place in world history as well as in the annals of fantasy. Adolf Hitler was said to have loved it, and Lang eventually...
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100

Baltimore Sun

By Michael Sragow
It leaves you dazed and sated. Compared to the fast food "eye candy" surrounding it these days, Metropolis is a gourmet 20-course meal.
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Seeing it is a time-bending experience, a way of visiting the past and glimpsing the past's idea of the future. A masterpiece of art...
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Does what many great films do, creating a time, place and characters so striking that they become part of our arsenal of images for...
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100

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
It took the German restorers four years to ready this print using dupe negatives and old prints found in archives around the world. Their...
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100

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
An awesome cinema spectacle.
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80

TV Guide

What ultimately saves the film from both silliness and ponderousness is not its simplistic social message, not its now-stale theme, nor its...
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80

Film Threat

By Ron Wells
After half a century, does the story hold up? Eh, pretty much. In the end, the story doesn't really matter that much as this is really a...
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Common Sense Media says OK for kids 12+ Legendary silent sci-fi masterpiece has semi-nudity, riots.
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