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quick review:

Great performances accompanied by smart lines. Irrfan Khan and Konkona Sen Sharma show versatility by succeeding at comedy too. The script has nice, consistent characters. And the songs have good lyrics too (for a change!). Unfortunately, everything is ruined by the most inept climax, leaving the audience with a sour after taste.

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28 reviewers have given Metro an average rating of 3.2/5.0 (?)

14 yays
6 nays
8 so-so

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Thumbs up by N K Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice ...Each story is stacked with another in a meaningful, well thought way... full review

Thumbs down by Jaspreet Pandohar, BBC ...Emotions run amok and hearts are broken, but somehow this doesn't translate into tension and high drama.... full review

Thumbs up by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...This is high-end ensemble acting, and I’d hate to single anyone out – but with a gun to my head, I’d probably admit to liking the story arc with Konkona Sen Sharma and Irrfan Khan the most... full review

So-So by Rachel Fernandes, Bollywood Mantra ...Shilpa Shetty delivers a fine performance and oozes poise and dignity... full review

Thumbs up by Sanjay Ram, Business of Cinema ...While the entire film is believable it is the climax that seems larger-than-life... full review

Thumbs up by Bikas Mishra, DearCinema ...Its not that Indian audience is not ready for love between oldies but the teenage-ish expression that their love takes gets difficult to digest sometimes... full review

So-So by Deep, Deep's Home ...Kangana, is she some kind of Barbie doll or something? Looks so beautiful...she really needs to improve her Hindi accent... full review

Thumbs down by Gauri Warudi, Desicritics ...we didn't have to waste time watching characters go through an entire song doing nothing much!... full review

Thumbs up by Aprajita Anil, Express India ...although it's a reaction-packed film, the melodrama is kept out... full review

Thumbs down by Martin D'souza, Glamsham.com ...I dare say that this film is brilliant, but only in patches... full review

Thumbs up by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...Crisply edited and suitably paced, Metro loses its steam only occasionally when the screenplay veers towards cliché.... full review

So-So by Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM ...the handling of the multiple stories concurrently is praiseworthy... full review

So-So by Subhash K Jha, IndiaFM ...a highly original film with a voice that seems to reverberate across a limitless canvas of feelings derived from the juices that flow and irrigate the people in the concrete jungle.... full review

Thumbs up by Renuka Vyavahare, indiatimes ... Songs are touching and are bound to be popular... full review

Thumbs up by Abhijit Mhamunkar, indya.com ...narrative style reminds one of European cinema, a novel thing for Indian audience... full review

Thumbs up by Gaurav Malani, J.A.M ...has no idealistic heroes but points out imperfections in characters... full review

So-So by Vaibhav Wankhede, M TV ...reminds you of Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's films - different stories intertwined together where the climax usually takes place in a crowded public place... full review

Thumbs up by Manisha Vardhan, Movie Talkies ...strikes the right note from the beginning, and except for an occasional fumble, the note is carried forth right through till the end.... full review

Thumbs down by Prachi Singh, MovieWalah ...it seems like they have been only put in the script to heighten the melodrama but really it peeks on to boredom... full review

Thumbs up by Anupama Chopra, NDTV ...turned out to be an unexpected delight.... full review

Thumbs down by Narbir Gosal, Planet Bollywood ...the direction is good but the writing needed another run through... full review

Thumbs up by Hanumant Bhansali, Radio Sargam ...The songs have an exceptional blend of rock in most of its tracks... full review

So-So by Raja Sen, Rediff ...While Basu joins the dots unambiguously during his first act...there are shades of predictability to each story arc... full review

Thumbs up by Eye TV India Bureau, SmasHits.com ...It was a pleasurable experience in viewing Dharmendra in a sensible role after his brilliant performances in Hrishikesh Mukherjee's film... full review

So-So by Naomi Datta, Times Now ...is a fairly unusual attempt, even though it's not all there... full review

So-So by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...Indeed a good attempt, though does not sweep you off your feet completely.... full review

Thumbs up by Saakshi Juneja, To Each Its Own ...Shilpa appears to be well-rooted to the ground inspite of her instant stardom off late.... full review

Thumbs down Upper Stall ...The script fails to develop the various tracks convincingly... full review