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The bottom line is that you can’t consider yourself a cinephile if you haven’t seen Metropolis, the 1927 Fritz Lang epic that shaped modern filmmaking. Subject to numerous botched revivals over the last 87 years, Hulu has the one of the most complete restorations currently available on offer right now. Watch and learn, young film-lover. Watch and learn.
Yeah, it’s got lots of hookers, an epic amount of drugs (especially Quaaludes), and more utterances of the F-word than I’ve heard since moving away from New Jersey, but it also features Leonardo DiCaprio‘s best-ever work. Visually, it’s obviously a Scorcese flick, but it’s probably his most forward-looking work in decades.
Leah E. Friedman is the managing editor of AllMovie. She’s watched a lot of movies.