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8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 83 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 70 out of 83
  2. Negative: 7 out of 83
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  1. Jan 27, 2014
    6
    The concert itself is a ten straight. But the story it's non-existant, so that's a zero. Result: Five (Six because of the music). Don't advertise a concert film as "an exciting thriller with Metallica Soundtrack" if it's just another live recording (A magnificent one, I must say). Sorry, Metallica, you failed me this time.
  2. Sep 30, 2013
    5
    This movie is basically just a filmed concert, with a few extra special effects. Nothing more to add, really. No meaningful plot, no distinctive visuals. If you love Metallica songs or at least hard rock, and you feel perfectly fine about listening them for 1.5 hours, then this movie is for you. If not well, you better not waste your money on it. Also, the movie wins almost nothing fromThis movie is basically just a filmed concert, with a few extra special effects. Nothing more to add, really. No meaningful plot, no distinctive visuals. If you love Metallica songs or at least hard rock, and you feel perfectly fine about listening them for 1.5 hours, then this movie is for you. If not well, you better not waste your money on it. Also, the movie wins almost nothing from 3D, so you can watch it in 2D without losing anything (if such version exists). Expand
  3. Oct 4, 2013
    5
    The trailer looks cool. I like the kid, but metallica can go suck balls. If this is some sort of pathetic attempt by metallica to regain some sort of notoriety, then they can go fade into obscurity. The movie itself looks interesting, and the trailer seems high quality from what i can tell.
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: 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: Paul MacInnes
    Oct 5, 2013
    80
    In between songs there's a movie within a movie as Dane DeHaan silently takes on the forces of anarchy on behalf of the band. Awesome.
  3. 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.