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Actors: Eddie Murphy, Michael Rapaport, Kim Miyori, Art Evans, James Carpenter
Director: Thomas Carter
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
R     1998     1hr 57min

Megastar Eddie Murphy (THE NUTTY PROFESSOR, BEVERLY HILLS COP series) teams with Michael Rapaport (BEAUTIFUL GIRLS) and Michael Wincott (THE CROW) in this wildly entertaining, action-packed hit! Murphy plays Scott Roper, a...  more »


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Actors: Eddie Murphy, Michael Rapaport, Kim Miyori, Art Evans, James Carpenter
Director: Thomas Carter
Creators: George W. Perkins, Mark Lipsky, Michael Waxman, Randy Feldman, Ray Murphy Jr., Riley Kathryn Ellis
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Crime, Eddie Murphy, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Letterboxed - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 03/25/1998
Original Release Date: 01/17/1997
Theatrical Release Date: 01/17/1997
Release Year: 1998
Run Time: 1hr 57min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Letterboxed
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: Spanish

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William H. from NEOGA, IL
Reviewed on 9/28/2012...
I was entertaining.
1 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Solid action movie
Fiona | 01/10/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Perhaps the biggest problem in Eddie Murphy's career always was, that people expected him to be a fast talking guy whose mouth gets him in and out of trouble. As soon as he tried to escape that formula, viewers were in for a disappointment and found his movies below than average.If you leave that behind, "Metro" is a solid action movie with a couple of remarkable stunt scenes. It's also very delightful to see that it tries to leave some of the usual "veteran cop gets rookie partner" routine behind and playfully mocks some standard suspense elements: you see a young girl in front of her opened bathroom mirror searching for something. The music swells. She starts to close it and what does the viewer expect? To see the face of the killer in the mirror. But nada. Those are really refreshing bits.Murphy's performance is quite solid, the story is what to expect from an action movie and refreshed, as I said, by the bits above."
Underrated Action Flick!
Zack H. | 04/30/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I can't believe some of these reviews. Eddie Murphy gave a great performance in this one, as did everyone else. Metro is the story of how a big-shot detective, Scott Roper (Eddie Murphy) cracks a hard case. Now, the convict has actually broken out and taken someone dear to Roper hostage. It's up to Roper to retrieve not only the stolen goods, but now to rescue his girlfriend and put an end to all this chaos. This is a well-played Murphy role and should be seen at least once."
Much more than your average cop movie!
Mr N Forbes-warren | Newport, South Wales, UK | 03/10/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Eddie Murphy is just superb(he's never made a bad movie) as a San Francisco PD hostage negotiator who's the best in the business. When his partner is murdered while visiting a suspect in a jewellery robbery, he tries all he can to get his revenge and track him down. As well as all this, he's trying hard to sort out his personal life! There's a good twist to which member of his family he's wanting to visit all the time(just when you think OH MY GOD IT'S NOT ANOTHER DIVORCED COP WHO WANTS CUSTODY OF HIS KID, you'll be pleasantly surprised!), and there's also one hell of a spectacular car chase down San Francisco's steep streets! The DVD quality on this recording is just fine in sound and picture quality, the action never stops and Murphy, in a partially serious role, manages to throw in a few funny lines to please his comedy aficionados. This movie is well worth seeing. Ten stars!"