Metro | EW.com

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Metro 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...MetroComedy, Action/Adventure, Mystery and ThrillerR 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...1997-07-18
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Metro

Genre: Comedy, Action/Adventure, Mystery and Thriller; Starring: Carmen Ejogo, Eddie Murphy, Michael Rapaport, Michael Wincott; MPAA Rating: R

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+