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Metro

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Metro

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
performer:
Carmen Ejogo, Eddie Murphy, Michael Rapaport, Michael Wincott
genre:
Comedy, ActionAdventure, Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a D+

San Francisco scenery can’t save this sucker — a runaway star vehicle for Eddie Murphy, who plays it lean, mean, and over-the-top as Det. Scott Roper, a hostage negotiator who turns terminator when his partner gets offed. This is steroid cinema, all pumped up and nowhere to go, that plays on the small screen as a gratuitous excess of gratuitous violence. In Metro, Michael Rapaport plays Murphy’s Shoot’n’Fetch It sidekick; Carmen Ejogo is the guileless girl. At least Michael Wincott’s maniacal killer makes a charismatic match for Murphy. D+

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