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Metallica Through the Never Reviews

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Sonny Bunch
Washington Free Beacon
July 14, 2016
Metallica: Through the Never- three-quarters-concert film, one-quarter-disaster epic-is the most fun I've had at the movies this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Bill Graham
The Film Stage
June 23, 2016
For a loyal fan, this is something of a godsend.
Full Review | Original Score: B
J. Olson
Cinemixtape
April 15, 2016
Giddily preposterous.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
December 15, 2013
Two films wrangling for dominance and neither finding the purchase necessary to succeed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Nick Schager
Film Journal International
October 14, 2013
If Through the Never's attempts at creating a story-and-performance hybrid are only partially successful...its concert footage remains its prime selling point and strength.
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
October 11, 2013
Metallica fans may find the concert footage of this worshipful semi-documentary worthwhile.
Steve Newall
Flicks.co.nz
October 10, 2013
Incorporating props, visual effects, lasers and pyro in eye-popping fashion, it eventually starts to seem like an enormous 3D version of a backdrop from Guitar Hero.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sandy Schaefer
ScreenRant
October 4, 2013
Metallica Through the Never succeeds as an enthralling and visceral concert movie experience but fails to use the medium for a deeper level of artistic appreciation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
October 4, 2013
"Metallica Through the Never" is an experience best seen and heard in IMAX. It will blow you away.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Paul MacInnes
Guardian
October 3, 2013
Awesome.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 3, 2013
An exhilarating and immersive Metallica concert film twinned with a dark, trippy narrative following a roadie named Trip who pops a pill and goes on a mission to find a mysterious package.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
October 3, 2013
Even as someone who finds Metallica's music silly (ditto the movie's incoherent apocalyptic fantasy sequences), I was floored by much of the visual imagination.
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William Goss
Film.com
October 1, 2013
It's all very appropriately overblown, and director Antal gives the fireworks as much attention as he does each performer.
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Sheila O'Malley
RogerEbert.com
September 29, 2013
A gigantic spectacle, a virtual-reality experience that is both ridiculous and sublime, sometimes in the same moment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Mark Bell
Film Threat
September 28, 2013
This is the Metallica that Metallica wants you to remember. Larger than life, over-the-top and supremely powerful...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Drew Taylor
The Playlist
September 27, 2013
It's one of the most unexpectedly enjoyable cinematic experiences of the year, even if you couldn't pick a Metallica track out of some hypothetical never-ending playlist.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 27, 2013
Metallica, those thrash virtuosos of doom, get the grand 3-D opera they deserve: a godless-apocalypse-meets-Vegas spectacle, full of fireballs and electric chairs.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Chris Knight
National Post
September 27, 2013
The result is what every concert movie strives for -- the sense of being there, but with a far better view than you could ever actually afford. And the roadie's tale, while not the most meaningful plot, makes an excellent counterpoint to the music.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kristian Harloff
Schmoes Know
September 27, 2013
This is a band who has done everything there is to do in the world of music; they took a bold risk with this new style directed by Nimrod Antal.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark Ellis
Schmoes Know
September 27, 2013
"Through the Never" is a jaw-dropping, eye-popping, ear splitting reminder that the aristocracy that is heavy metal has only one true king: Metallica.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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