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Metallica: Some Kind of Monster Reviews

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Larry Carroll
July 9, 2004
The worst kind of rockumentary: a boring, self-important, uninspired portrayal of a band more than a decade past its prime.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 19, 2004
It's hard for me to grok why Metallica is the most popular or the most hated heavy-metal band there ever was.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
July 30, 2004
Overkill to anyone who never flashed the group's devil horns salute.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Tony Medley
September 21, 2004
Too long...For them to allow their petulant disagreements to be so widely seen indicates that they are either amazingly mature and self-confident, or amazingly masochistic.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Chuck Eddy
Village Voice
July 6, 2004
A two-and-a-half-hour puff piece about how 'important' Metallica are and, worse, how much 'integrity' they have.
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
August 6, 2004
Dude, where's my therapist?
Jurgen Fauth
July 12, 2004
Less Therapeutica and more Alcoholica would have been welcome.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jim Agnew
Film Threat
January 20, 2004
The members of Metallica have become so successful and so insulated from the real world that they actually think that everyone else should care about their problems as much as they do.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
July 1, 2004
Some Kind of Monster is a first: a film that's intimate to a fault.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Harvey S. Karten
July 6, 2004
Overlong and repetitious.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
July 9, 2004
The quartet appears to be mightily lacking in the brains and judgment departments.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
July 8, 2004
Like a hopelessly elongated episode of 'Behind the Music'...By the end many viewers might think the subtitle should really be 'Some Kind of Joke.'
Full Review | Original Score: C
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
July 29, 2004
A movie about narcissism that indulges that narcissism--vindicated by our decision to pay a few bucks for the honour.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
August 6, 2004
While it does give us a more honest glimpse into the business of rock music, the film is also more than a little windy (after more than two hours, it becomes wearisome).
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
August 6, 2004
If you're a fan, you will almost certainly be touched by this effort to put an entire dysfunctional band on the couch. And if you're not, well, you're going to giggle.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
July 30, 2004
Metallica: Some Kind of Monster doesn't require you to know anything about the band Metallica or heavy metal music, but it supplies a lot of information about various kinds of monsters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
August 27, 2004
There's something so right about seeing multimillionaire metal monsters reduced to crybabies, slamming doors, flinging passive-aggresive insults and pouting like 8-year-olds.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
James Rocchi
July 8, 2004
Raw, riveting rock doc goes inside a mega-band's crisis -- and captures an unexpectedly human search for connection.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
July 19, 2004
... a brilliant film.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
August 19, 2004
It's not the sort of film that will make you like its subjects, but you will understand them and appreciate their power.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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