User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 46 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 46
  2. Negative: 5 out of 46

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  1. Sep 20, 2013
    10
    Simply the best music document ive ever seen. Its not just document like ,,In 1991 they released...." but they really going deep into their lives. It feels like you are there with them, they have their own people problems and its feels really friendly. I love it, THANK YOU METALLICA!
  2. Sep 14, 2010
    7
    Warts 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.
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Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 32
  2. Negative: 1 out of 32
  1. Reviewed by: Sura Wood
    80
    These are rich, aging men in a young man's game, and the discrepancy between image and reality, captured by the filmmakers, makes for engrossing material.
  2. Reviewed by: Josh Tyrangiel
    80
    What's most captivating about Monster is that the camera never looks away and Metallica never hides.
  3. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    80
    Pic itself is a long haul, at nearly 2½ hours; yet one needn't be a fan of Metallica or heavy metal to be engrossed throughout.