Metallica Through the Never
Metallica Through the Never (2013)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 28, 2014
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Imaginatively shot and edited, Metallica Through the Never is an electrifying, immersive concert film, though its fictional sequences are slightly less assured.

Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

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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Adam Graham
Detroit News

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.

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Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

Two films wrangling for dominance and neither finding the purchase necessary to succeed.

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William Goss
Film.com

It's all very appropriately overblown, and director Antal gives the fireworks as much attention as he does each performer.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

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.

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Nick Schager
Film Journal International

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.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

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.

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Eric Hynes
Slate

It's all very handsomely arranged, but even with the concert footage, nothing ever feels live.

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Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Dan Schultz
An over-the-top though very entertaining concert Metallica concert brought to life through the eyes of a stage crew member (Dane DeHaan) who begins to not be… More
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two stars
Greg S
A roadie goes on a mysterious errand during a Metallica concert. The parallel narrative successfully breaks up the tedium of pure concert footage, but it's… More
KJ Proulx
Very much different from other concert films from the past, "Metallica: Through the Never," follows a roadie from the band, Trip (Dane Dehaan), who is… More
Alex roy
Awesome, brilliant concert by Metallica, Through the Never is what a music film should be. Featuring an intense live performance by Metallica, this is a highly… More
Aaron Neuwirth
Metallica: Come crawling faster. Obey your Master. Your life burns faster. Obey your Master. Master. First thing first, while this heavy metal concert… More