Metropolis (2002) Synopsis
An industrialist rules a 21st-century city where the rich play above and slaves toil below.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A wild elaboration. If you have never seen a Japanese anime, start here. If you love them, Metropolis proves you are right.
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89

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
By the time the explosive finale arrives (with a wistful Ray Charles crooning over shots of cataclysmic destruction, no less), you'll be...
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88

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The story is compelling, but Metropolis is such a visual masterpiece, it's easy to get lost within its seemingly endless layers of graphic...
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88

Boston Globe

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Poetic, surreal, and curiously powerful.
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88

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
May not have the most sophisticated narrative, but it is one of the most spectacular and masterly demonstrations of animation in screen...
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80

Film Threat

By Ron Wells
They should have produced this in 3D for IMAX as Metropolis is the kind of work destined to blow the minds of stoners everywhere.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Superior animated film from Japan.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Here is a film of staggering technical and visual virtuosity, filled with utterly amazing images, that's also entertaining and engaging for...
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60

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
The look is utterly faithful to Tezuka's aesthetic -- he loved classic Disney animation, especially "Bambi" (1942) -- but it's hard to...
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50

New York Post

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The dialogue is dubbed into English by generic actors, whose phony, emotionless rendition undermines what's on the screen.
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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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