Sound of Metal


Sound of Metal

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Total Count: 23

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When ex-addict Ruben unexpectedly loses his hearing while touring with his girlfriend Lou, he becomes overwhelmed by anxiety and his life is thrown into turmoil. In a group home for Deaf addicts, Ruben must choose between his new Deaf community and the life of sound he left behind.


Critic Reviews for Sound of Metal

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (5) | Fresh (21) | Rotten (2)

  • Marder hasn't filled in the dramatic interior of what does happen. He has made a movie about deafness that's at once experiential and too muffled to hear.

    Sep 17, 2019 | Full Review…
  • It's a curious confection and not one destined to have much of a commercial life - a shame, because Ahmed is on top form.

    Sep 11, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Damon Wise

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • Sound of Metal injects visceral, edgy circumstances with remarkable sensitivity.

    Sep 9, 2019 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

    Eric Kohn

    Top Critic
  • Sound of Metal might be working from an old playbook, but it finds new ways to liven it up.

    Sep 8, 2019 | Full Review…
  • But even when the cultural politics are explicit, Ahmed's performance and a sure-footed script by Marder and his brother Abraham ensure that this remains one man's story - and one that should be warmly welcomed at arthouses.

    Sep 8, 2019 | Full Review…
  • In a powerful story of a musician losing his hearing, Riz Ahmed turns in a spectacular performance that overcame my fears of disability appropriation.

    Oct 22, 2019 | Full Review…

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