The Full 'Metropolis' / THE NEW YORK TIMES
http://www.nytimes.com (May 4, 2010)
"The cumulative result is a version of "Metropolis" whose tone and focus have been changed. "It's no longer a science-fiction film," said Martin Koerber, a German film archivist and historian who supervised the latest restoration and the earlier one in 2001. "The balance of the story has been given back. It's now a film that encompasses many genres, an epic about conflicts that are ages old."
The Complete Metropolis / TIME OUT NY
"So...what's new? A whopping 25 minutes has been inserted back in, some of which merely add texture (a snippet of a woman being tarted up in the pleasuredome-ish Club of the Sons) and some that flesh out Lang's more elaborate sequences, such as the climactic flood in the workers' subterranean lair. But the revelations are indeed stunning..."
'Metropolis' Now / THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
"Few films have been so enjoyed by generations of film buffs and pored over by scholars. Few films, too, have had such a fraught history or existed in so many versions. Now, 83 years after its Berlin premiere, "Metropolis" can finally be seen as Lang originally intended it."
First Night: Metropolis (uncut), THE INDEPENDENT, UK
"Throw away your Metropolis DVD! The version of Fritz Lang's sci-fi classic seen and admired by the world for nearly a century is far from the epic that the director originally envisioned...But last night, 83 years after its first world premiere, the silent movie was shown just as Lang had intended it...The film now feels suitably epic and tense throughout."
Metropolis, mother of sci-fi movies, reborn in Berlin, THE GUARDIAN, UK
"Film buffs from around the world have gathered in Berlin to catch the first glimpse of a restored, full-length "director's cut" of the sci-fi epic Metropolis that has not been seen for 83 years."