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Metropolis (1927) Movie Information

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Metropolis (1927)
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Overall Rank:

205

Avg. Rating:

3.21/4

# of Ratings:

212

Genres:

Sci-Fi, Drama

Rating:

NR

Language:

German

Theater Date:

03/13/1927

DVD Release:

11/16/2010

Director:

Fritz Lang

Actors:

Alfred Abel
Gustav Froehlich
Rudolf Klein-Rogge
Fritz Rasp
Theodor Loos
Erwin Biswanger

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

In the future, where the society is divided into thinkers and workers, one man appears to be more than just a thinker and more than a worker.

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Matthew Brady 11/20/2015 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
4/4 

Metropolis is one of the most visually impressive movie I've ever seen. It's creative look on the future of Metropolis is both stunning and unique. I'm still blown away from the visuals in this movie, because with a movie that's been released back in the 1920's and looks more convincing compared to the effect's today is really saying something. What I love about this movie is the imagination and the wonder that Metropolis presents is a treat to the eyes. Metropolis is one of the best silent movies I have ever see. The cinematography is magnificent, the film making itself is jaw dropping and this movie should be seen only on the big screen.

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worleyjamers 06/29/2013 (0 of 1 found this helpful)

Rating of
2/4 

I hated it. Interesting, classic, but odd, cheesy, and annoying. Overly dramatic. Brigitte Helm is creepy as hell.

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Yojimbo 09/24/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
0.5/4 

I am tempted to give this seminal piece full marks for the sole purpose of not appearing like a philistine. But the remarkable transformation scene aside, this actually bored me to tears...the visuals are years ahead of their time but after two solid hours of pantomime over-acting and sledgehammer political musings I was losing the will to live...

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Chris Kavan 03/08/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3.5/4 

Wow - easily tops the list of all silent films I have seen to this point. Epic in scope and even with the political overtones, it's easy to see why this is considered such a ground-breaking film. I saw the restored version, and even with the over 2 hour length, I was never bored Simply a film that needs to be seen by any fan of film or sci-fi.

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Daniel Corleone 11/11/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3.5/4 

The "head" creator of the city is Joh Fredersen. His son Freder discovers a good natured teacher named Maria. Grot is the main hand that controls the cities Heart machine. Rotwang creates a machine man.and eventually goes deranged over the image of Maria. A wonderful silent film that incorporates themes of love, trust and fair labor. The score really brings out the life of the black and white picture. Metropolis could have been the major influence of several sci-fi flicks with scenes similar to The Fifth Element, Dark City, I-Robot, Surrogates, etc. I

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mitchellyoung 08/12/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3.5/4 

Despite some obvious political commentary (that didn't quite gel with the rest of the film for me), this film paints an iconic dystopian universe with great visual scope. It set the stage for epic sci-fi adventure films to come. The Matrix, for one, is obviously heavily influenced by this film.

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