Metallica: Some Kind of Monster Reviews

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Nick Rogers
Suite101.com
September 19, 2010
A mostly terrific documentary about a mostly terrible album. Despite derisory poor-me whining, it captures fragility and fear in Metallica's questioned relevancy, considered disbandment and the closest things to tears they can muster for each other.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jay Antani
Cinema Writer
August 20, 2010
An entertaining and penetrating look at the creative process
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
December 27, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Bullz-Eye.com
July 5, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Bill Clark
FromTheBalcony
June 21, 2005
Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster is a masterpiece of rock 'n roll documentary filmmaking, and has set the bar high for those who attempt it in the future.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Liese Spencer
Independent
March 7, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ethan Alter
NYC Film Critic
March 5, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
February 1, 2005
Overlong, but interesting documentary of heavy metal band Metallica.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Louis Proyect
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 27, 2005
Probing study of dysfunctional heavy metal band
Adrian MacKinder
Future Movies UK
January 13, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
January 4, 2005
A magnificent documentary! I talked about it for seven days afterwards.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
December 17, 2004
What the film lacks in music, it makes up for with emotional upheavals and conflict.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
November 18, 2004
Who else would give documentary filmmakers this kind of access to their lives? I'll tell you who: Anna Nicole Smith, and any of the has-beens from The Surreal Life.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
October 9, 2004
You don't need to be a Metallica fan to appreciate this well-done documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Harry Guerin
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
October 8, 2004
Easier to like and admire than the album that spawned it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Sunday Times (Australia)
October 6, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Keith H. Brown
Eye for Film
September 23, 2004
[Shows] less 'the majesty of rock' ... than the banal yet ultimately far more inspirational reality of flawed human beings confronting their demons and getting down to (admittedly big money) business.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ryan J. Downey
Premiere Magazine
September 21, 2004
Perhaps the most dynamic and enthralling cinematic storytelling ever to emerge from the mystique-shrouded fog of rock 'n' roll relationships.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
Top Critic

Time Out
February 9, 2006
Top Critic

Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005

Boston Phoenix
August 7, 2004
Top Critic

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
August 6, 2004

ComingSoon.net
July 9, 2004
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