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All Critics (11)
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Writer-producer Ragnar Bragason renders the story only on a superficial level, developing Hera's character primarily through changes in wardrobe, hair and makeup.
It taps into something universal, and very precious, about loss, art and adolescent rebellion.
The film deftly marries the essence of the music to a moving coming-of-age framework.
Sincere and well acted.
This moody Icelandic character study illustrates the subjective nature of grief and the self-destructive ways people handle loss.
By turns scathing, wounded, and contrite, the actress conveys an atonal, akimbo soulfulness that, yes, marks her as a true daughter of the Land of Björk.
Any film that features a cross-generational dance-off to Megadeth's "Symphony of Destruction" can't be all bad.
A deeply spiritual film about grief, forgiveness, and personal transformation: one of the most spiritually literate films of 2015.
Beautifully shot and engagingly noisy.
Metalhead is appreciative of metal culture and is also one of the most sensitive films I've seen lately about the contradictory ways people sometimes behave when trying to deal with grief.
If nothing else, Megadeth have never seemed so endearing and warm as they do when employed in the final scene.
This is spectacular, first rate filmmaking. Full of drive and humour. A real heroine, the girl is powerfully determined to find her own meaning out of tragedy. Victim is not part of her vocabulary. Top acting, direction, cinematography and script. Strong heavy metal images, expertly contrasted with the freezing landscape, the beauty of the girl, and the tenderness of the love and friendship quietly waiting everywhere. The transcendence by the family back into living is perfectly accompanied by the crashing heavy metal. The open hearted boyfriend is a beautiful role. But the arrival of the metal pilgrims must be one of the precious moments of modern cinema. And the music is excellent. When you see the poster of the heroine bestriding the frozen mountain, long straight black hair flying, armed with adventure gear and metal trappings - believe it. Not to be missed.
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