Ralph Breaks the Internet
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"Breaking a Monster" is engaging to watch partly because of the three young stars' personalities - despite a few adolescent squabbles, they remain likable sorts.
[An] insightful and disturbing documentary ...
A thoroughly engaging portrait of Unlocking the Truth, a heavy metal outfit composed of African American middle schoolers.
Patchily revelatory ...
"Breaking a Monster" is as much about adolescents having to leave behind childhood friendships to embrace life on the road as it is footage of performances at Coachella and South by Southwest.
You keep waiting for these kids to be exploited, of course, and what's made it onscreen confirms the impression you'll probably already have - that they signed a major deal not expecting to be subject to executives' whims with little agency of their own.
I can't imagine a better companion piece to Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky's Metallica-on-the-rocks documentary, Some Kind of Monster.
I love this documentary.
Breaking a Monster is simultaneously uplifting and depressing, and if it lacks a third act, it's only because Unlocking the Truth's story is still playing in the real world.
For the most part, the picture creates a vivid fly-on-the-wall atmosphere of observation, allowing the participants and their nutty behavior to carry the feature.
Middle-school metal band makes it big in revealing docu.
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