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Sound of Metal

R
Movie
2019
2h 1m
English
Drama, Music
Metal drummer Ruben begins to lose his hearing. When a doctor tells him his condition will worsen, he thinks his career and life is over. His girlfriend Lou checks the former addict into a rehab for the deaf hoping it will prevent a relapse and help him adapt to his new life. After being welcomed and accepted just as he is, Ruben must choose between his new normal and the life he once knew.
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Sound of Metal (2019) on IMDb
CRITIC SCORE
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Riz Ahmed
Ruben Stone
Mathieu Amalric
Richard Berger
Tom Kemp
Dr. Paysinger
Rena Maliszewski
Audiologist
Michael Tow
Pharmacist
William Xifaras
Michael's Father
Jamie Ghazarian
Concert Goer
David Arthur Sousa
Rock Fan (as David Arthur)
Jeremy Lee Stone
ASL Teacher (as Jeremy Lee Sanchez)
Alex Kilgore
Surfbort Member
Dani Miller
Surfbort Member
Sean Powell
Surfbort Member
Alan Resnic
Lyft Driver (uncredited)
Thomas OBrien Vallor
Concert Goer (uncredited)
Elan Sicroff
Pianiste
Directed By: Darius Marder
Written By: Darius Marder (Screenplay), Derek Cianfrance (Story), + 1 more

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ILBaRsHaWi19 says...
2 years ago
Very powerful movie full of emotions The journey of dealing with deafness is told impecably , each stage you feel the disappointment and empowerless of Ruben Well written , Well directed , and very well acted , Riz Ahmed is phenomenal and the sound was great
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smallclone says...
2 years ago
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Fantastic film. Riz Ahmed plays a metal drummer losing his hearing. Olivia Cooke plays his girlfriend. One of the best of the year. Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine, The Place beyond the Pines) co wrote the script, and his fine balance of drama and tragedy shines through. The performances are noteworthy, Ahmed giving an absolute blinder. The sound design is predictably stark given the subject. Hard to review without spoilers but the themes of rehabilitation and self destruction are evident. Marder also wrote 'The Place Beyond the Pines', so it's clear that this team are a tight-knit group who believe in each others work. It's a film that would have been overly melodramatic and sentimental in the wrong hands, but the direction is absolutely pitch perfect, and the last 15 minutes or so had me in bits.
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Hallorian says...
2 years ago
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Very powerful movie! I don't need to repeat, what the other comments already pointed out. The only 2 things I found a little bit weird, were 1st: that it seemd like nobody told Ruben, that [spoiler] his hearing will be different after the surgery. [/spoiler] I don't think (or hope) that the doctors he probably talked to, wouldn't tell him that. And 2nd, I feel like "Metal" as a genre, probably hasn't been handled fair here. I do not listen to Metal myself, but obviously for a lot of people it sounds just like "loud noise" which Ruben [spoiler] turns off at the end. [/spoiler] So metaphorically... Maybe that thought goes too far, but I feel, that metal as a genre was handled a little negative. [spoiler] Like these two only played Metal because they were hurt from the past and that they had to get out of it, to start living a normal life again. [/spoiler] But still for the characters, as they were presented, I think storywise it worked and the journey they had, was resolved very very well. But these really are the only issues I had. People should definetly watch it! Great movie! :)
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ArielRodriguez says...
2 years ago
A must watch definitely. The plot is attractive itself but the script and direction of Darius Marder made the film a journey to enjoy and to think about. The Golden Globe nomination for Riz Ahmed is well deserved due to his very good performance as a musician who has to struggle with losing hearing, his face and eyes are so expressive that he takes us into his rage, fear, despair, happiness and serenity. Setting first and last scenes into comparison helps us realize how well it ends.
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2 years ago
'Sound of Metal' is a unique cinematic experience that has consumed my every thought in the days since my viewing, and should be on the radars of anyone wanting to catch one of the best films this year. If you're lucky enough to get the opportunity to see it on a big screen, take it as soon as you c More
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2 years ago
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With moderately high expectations, Sound of Metal genuinely surprised me. Darius Marder and Abraham Marder's exquisite screenplay is the absolute standout, at the same insanely good level as Riz Ahme More
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r96sk
one year ago
Highly recommend!

Riz Ahmed gives an incredible performance as Ruben, not only did he make me care immensely for the character but he also makes Ruben feel like a real person. You can tell he put a tonne of effort into this and it really does show.

Away from Ahmed, Olivia Cooke (Lou) and Paul More
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