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Metallica Through the Never Reviews

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September 26, 2013
The problem is that Antal and Metallica took two different movies - a fine live-band document and a supernatural end-of-days romp - and smashed them together to make both of them more boring.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 3, 2013
A bold attempt to pimp a Metallica concert film falls short of initial promise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 3, 2013
Watch Some Kind Of Monster instead.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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September 26, 2013
It's all very handsomely arranged, but even with the concert footage, nothing ever feels live.
October 14, 2013
If Through the Never was a straight ahead concert film it would be a masterpiece of heavy metal showmanship. Yet this is a two headed beast, with one side charging forward while the other is sitting lame in a state of morose confusion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 6, 2013
Solely for hardcore Metallica fans, a 3D spectacular, immersive thrash metal music experience
September 26, 2013
This movie is basically "Spinal Tap" minus the jokes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 26, 2013
Despite swooping camera movements and elaborate stagecraft, the film produces detachment rather than immediacy.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 27, 2013
In the real world, concerts build to a climax, then return for two or three more; on the screen, alas, "Metallica: Through the Never" just kind of peters out.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 24, 2013
The songs still sound great here, but the instruments aren't amplified nearly as much as the nostalgia and vanity of the men who wield them.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 3, 2013
This is a lame shaggy-dog narrative, and there's no one to blame but Metallica, who authorised Through the Never and take producing and writing credits.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 27, 2013
If you're big into Metallica, you could very well eat this up. For the casual viewer who might have gotten a kick out of watching them in 'Some Kind of Monster,' this comes off more like 'Some Kind of Nothing.' (Full Parental Review also available)
September 26, 2013
An old-school music video stretched to feature length.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 27, 2013
For Metallica fans only.
Full Review | Original Score: C plus
April 15, 2016
Giddily preposterous.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 23, 2016
For a loyal fan, this is something of a godsend.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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
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
September 27, 2013
A rolling tank of a concert film, all audio-visual artillery, an exercise in bombast designed to tickle the denim-clad cockles of the hesher faithful.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 24, 2013
The most immersive concert film ever ...
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