Metallica Through the Never
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Award-winning filmmaker Nimród Antal (Predators, Kontroll) creates a groundbreaking 3-D motion picture event, Metallica Through the Never. The music-driven feature film combines a bold narrative and spectacular live-performance footage of one of the most popular and influential rock bands in history to produce a bracing, raw andvisceral cinematic experience. Emerging young star Dane DeHaan (The Place Beyond the Pines, Kill Your Darlings, The Amazing Spider-Man 2) portrays Trip, a young roadie sent on an urgent mission during Metallica's roaring live set in front of a sold-out arena. (c)… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader
"Metallica is as fierce and intense as ever, and the greatest hits set the band performs is a barrage of heavy riff-age that captures the band at its most vital."
‑ Adam Graham, Detroit News
"Two films wrangling for dominance and neither finding the purchase necessary to succeed."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"Metallica fans may find the concert footage of this worshipful semi-documentary worthwhile."
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"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."
‑ Sandy Schaefer, ScreenRant
"It's all very appropriately overblown, and director Antal gives the fireworks as much attention as he does each performer."
‑ William Goss,
"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."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"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."
‑ Nick Schager, Film Journal International
"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."
‑ Steve Newall,
""Metallica Through the Never" is an experience best seen and heard in IMAX. It will blow you away."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
"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."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"It's all very handsomely arranged, but even with the concert footage, nothing ever feels live."
‑ Eric Hynes, Slate
"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."
‑ Matthew Pejkovic, Matt's Movie Reviews
"Solely for hardcore Metallica fans, a 3D spectacular, immersive thrash metal music experience"
‑ Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile
‑ Paul MacInnes, Guardian
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