Metascore
61

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 24
  2. Negative: 2 out of 24
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  1. Reviewed by: Andrew Lowry
    Oct 5, 2013
    40
    It’s a histrionic distraction from the band doing their thing. Watch "Some Kind Of Monster" instead.
  2. Reviewed by: David Gritten
    Oct 4, 2013
    40
    Their fans will love the efficient, well-shot concert scenes: but its woeful parallel story suggests bands like Metallica are rarely more than one remove from Spinal Tap.
  3. Reviewed by: A.O. Scott
    Sep 26, 2013
    50
    Despite swooping camera movements and elaborate stagecraft, the film produces detachment rather than immediacy.
  4. Reviewed by: August Brown
    Sep 26, 2013
    50
    The problem is that Antal and Metallica took two different movies — a fine live-band document and a supernatural end-of-days romp — and smashed them together to make both of them more boring.
  5. Reviewed by: Tom Russo
    Sep 26, 2013
    50
    The guys in Metallica are here to remind us that there’s a band behind the rage rock. The IMAX 3-D release Metallica Through the Never is all about reasserting their relevance, loudly.
  6. Reviewed by: Noel Murray
    Sep 25, 2013
    60
    Even at its goofiest, Through The Never brings back the communal appeal of those early concert films, which were often just a way for young fans to bond with other young fans over the music of entertainers who seemed to understand what they really wanted.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 82 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  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 ofAmazing 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 songIts 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'sIt'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 »