- Starring: James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich, Robert Trujillo
- Summary: Three years in the making, this documentary provides a fascinating, in-depth portrait of the most successful heavy metal band of all time, as they faced monumental personal and professional challenges while recording their first studio album of original songs in five years. (IFC Films)
- Director: Bruce Sinofsky
- Genre(s): Music, Documentary
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60No matter how you spin Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky's chronicle of headbangers on the couch, it sounds like a pitch-perfect parody in "Beyond Spinal Tap" mode. If anything, knowing it's no joke makes it harder not to giggle.
7Warts n all documentary following Metal behemoths Metallica & the making of their album, St. Anger.
Entertaining is probably the best way of putting this documentary. I neither love or dislike Metallica but I do enjoy music documentaries & this has lots of squabbles, ego clashes & musical differences including singer/guitarist James Hetfield leaving for six months to go into rehab.
Lars Ulrich does start to grate a bit but there's no denying the talent that these people have, even if they are no longer the garage band/everyday Joe's they used to be.
If you love Metallica, you'll love this but it's also a good watch for general music fans too.… Expand