Metro (1997) - Action, Comedy, Crime

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A Hostage Negotiator teams up with a Sharpshooter to bring down a dangerous jewel thief.

IMDB: 5.5
Director: Thomas Carter
Stars: Eddie Murphy, Michael Rapaport
Length: 117 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 6 out of 49 found boring (12.24%)

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METRO is a very exciting and enjoyable police action-thriller.

The plot and writing in general is cliché-ridden...

The plot is rather predictable and never strays very far from formula.

Murphy and Wincott have a sizzling verbal dual, separated by prison glass that launches the scene into the stratosphere of intense profanity, with F bombs spewed off in rapid fire, tempers and talents of both actors in overdrive.

The main highlights of Metro are a thrilling car chase sequence and the explosive ending!

Added to this, villain Wincott is nearly indestructible in this movie which makes the various chase scenes exciting and enjoyable to watch.

He's pretty much playing it straight here, which is sort of a disappointment for those of us used to seeing him in full-bore comic mode.

Standard cliché-ridden cop thriller .

Other clichés for the fanatic cliché-spotters among you, the rain suddenly appearing when a tragic event happened: both when Murphy's friend is murdered, as when there's an attempted murder on his girlfriend.

The only other cast members to stand out are Michael Wincott as Korda the bad guy & he puts in an intense performance & British actress Carmen Ejogo who I thought was terrible.

And, Thomas Carter and his crew give us some suspenseful action sequences.

Not bad, worth watching once .

And even though it was an Eddie Murphy vehicle from the Nineties, I enjoyed it far more than I should have.

Speaking of which, there's one cliché scene to build up the tension before the attempt, where we see Ejogo in a shoulder-shot frame as she puts on perfume in front of a bathroom mirror.

He's inhabits a world chock full of every necessary genre element: a cranky police captain (Denis Arndt), a sexy girlfriend (stunning British gal Carmen Ejogo), a fresh out of the academy rookie partner (Michael Rapaport, not given much to do) a recently deceased former partner (Art Evans) to avenge, slain by the obligatory arch criminal, in this case psychotic jewel thief Michael Korda (Michael Wincott).

The action isn't breaking any new ground, but it manages to be exciting and intense, and fairly well-edited, as well.

Metro (1997): Dir: Thomas Carter / Cast: Eddie Murphy, Michael Rapaport, Michael Wincott, Carmen Ejogo, Art Evans: Absolute junk advertised as a comedy when it is really another dreary action film.

While it offers up nothing above convention to its genre, each clichéd action scene is directed and photographed with expense and effort which make the movie an enjoyable watch.

Murphy's Metro, total cliché.

Over all this movie is really good and it is worth watching and my rating is 6 out of 10.

Seemingly endless cars go artistically flying through the air at every opportunity before crashing back to earth and the adrenaline is certainly pumping at these moments.

I enjoyed Metro,, along with Michael Rapport as his sidekick,, they pack a good one , two punch,, have to love that line in the movie where Eddie thinks he get's the vehicle of his choice at the impound garage,, he's like this is my vehicle.. the capt says,, no this is you're vehicle.. and the look on Eddie's face is priceless,, this old beat up truck from the early 70's or late 60's.. he chimes out,,,, Who am I,,,, Red Foxx.. I couldn't stop laughing,,, Eddie Murphy plays a hostage negotiator in this one,, and his partner knows sign language which will come in handy later on in the movie,, fast paced lot's of action ,, and an evil villain for the cops to go up against,, what's not to like,, lot's of comedy and action..

Basically a pointless variation of Beverly Hills Cop that should be throttled with a baseball bat.


I can definitely understand why it was a huge success at the box-office: it is very enjoyable!

Not a classic, but worth a look on a slow night.

Now, with each and every movie trying to surpass the last entry into the genre and, for the most part, ending up as an overblown bore, the standard action flicks are wanted more than anything.

At that point the movie fell down and became predictable completely.

Overall, like most average cop thrillers it's worth a watch once because it is just about entertaining.


I would prefer it in place of that boring sunset..

His monotone delivery and robot-like autopilot acting certainly didn't lift this film to a higher level, neither did Denis Arndt's one-dimensional police chief, the villain whose dialog consisted primarily of grunting or the gross of the side-characters for that matter.

Same old story of good against bad, this movie lacks originalty but because of cast is worth watching, if you don't have to stand in line.

Murphy still is enjoyable as the hero.