Metascore
61

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 24
  2. Negative: 2 out of 24
  1. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Sep 30, 2013
    38
    This movie is basically “Spinal Tap” minus the jokes. Two of the band members have the word “Metallica” emblazoned on their clothing. Metallica — it’s the band that has to remind fans whom they’re watching!
  2. Reviewed by: Chris Cabin
    Sep 24, 2013
    38
    The songs still sound great here, but the instruments aren't amplified nearly as much as the nostalgia and vanity of the men who wield them.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 71 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Sep 29, 2013
    10
    Amazing concert footage filled with state of the art sound and 3D, while using it beautifully. the band is on fire and they are at the top of their game. This is all mixed with a story line full of symbolism about human nature and a young man's trip (pun intended) into his own subconscious. Definitely recommended for Metallica or heavy metal fans and anyone who likes new things and live music. Full Review »
  2. Sep 27, 2013
    10
    Its really awesome and brilliant. Seems like masterpiece. Sound quality was really great, feels like you were really on that concert and song list was put together really cleverly You should recommend it to all your friends! Full Review »
  3. chw
    Jul 17, 2014
    7
    It's pretty impressive how they made this film, although, I tend to lower a movie's rating when the movie was not what I expected, and that's why I rated this a 7. Full Review »