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Metro (1997)

Director:
Thomas Carter
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Action/Thriller
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Metro
RUNNING TIME
117 minutes
Producer:
Roger Birnbaum
Screenwriter:
Randy Feldman


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Scott Roper Eddie Murphy
Kevin McCall Michael Rapaport
Michael Korda Michael Wincott
Ronnie Tate Carmen Ejogo
Officer Forbes James Carpenter
Lt. Sam Baffett Art Evans
Det. Kimura Kim Miyori
Earl Donal Logue

 

Review

Formulaic but quite enjoyable action-thriller with Eddie Murphy, in his final cop-lead-role to date, battling wits with sociopath Michael Wincott. Murphy's performance is more level-headed than usual, and he even shows his serious side in a cute romantic sideplot with the beautiful young Brit Carmen Ejogo. Murphy and Michael Rapaport strike up an apt buddy-cop-relationship before the breathless finale takes us down the streets of San Francisco on a runaway streetcar. Thomas Carter directs as impersonally as he possible can, and creates good entertainment in the process, but that's also it. Wincott is inspired in a part that could have been brilliant with a little more depth.

Re-reviewed: Copyright 23.9.2014 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang
Original review:
Copyright 19.2.1997 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang