Metropolis (1927): A Great Films mini-review

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Fritz Lang


In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city’s mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.

My mini-review:

What a masterpiece! An absolute landmark in the sci-fi genre and film-making as a whole. To think that all of the ideas in this film were conceived and accomplished by Fritz Lang with such style and elegance 85 years ago is simply stunning! I loved everything about this film and was most impressed by its ambition and humanity.

Favorite scenes: (Spoiler Alert!)

  • Opening scene showcasing Metropolis
  • The son rebels
  • The epic final scenes

Outstanding performances:

  • Alfred Abel (as Joh Fredersen)
  • Gustav Fröhlich (as Freder – Joh Fredersen’s Son)
  • Rudolf Klein-Rogge (as C.A. Rotwang – the Inventor)


2 hour and 33 minutes




Drama / Sci-Fi