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Summary During a series of adrenaline-fueled one-night gigs, itinerant punk-metal drummer Ruben (Riz Ahmed) begins to experience intermittent hearing loss. When a specialist tells him his condition will rapidly worsen, he thinks his music career — and with it his life — is over. His bandmate and girlfriend Lou (Olivia Cooke) checks the recoverin...

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Metascore Universal Acclaim Based on 37 Critic Reviews
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82
User Score Generally Favorable Based on 246 User Ratings
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Summary During a series of adrenaline-fueled one-night gigs, itinerant punk-metal drummer Ruben (Riz Ahmed) begins to experience intermittent hearing loss. When a specialist tells him his condition will rapidly worsen, he thinks his music career — and with it his life — is over. His bandmate and girlfriend Lou (Olivia Cooke) checks the recoverin...

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Metascore
Universal Acclaim Based on 37 Critic Reviews
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95% Positive
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5% Mixed
2 Reviews
0% Negative
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Metascore
Universal Acclaim Based on 37 Critic Reviews
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95% Positive
35 Reviews
5% Mixed
2 Reviews
0% Negative
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Generally Favorable Based on 246 User Ratings
8.0
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224 Ratings
7% Mixed
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2% Negative
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Generally Favorable Based on 246 User Ratings
8.0
91% Positive
224 Ratings
7% Mixed
18 Ratings
2% Negative
4 Ratings

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Production Company Caviar, Flat 7 Productions, Ward Four
Release Date Nov 20, 2020
Duration 2 h
Rating R
Tagline Music was his world. Then silence revealed a new one.
Academy Awards, USA
• 2 Wins & 6 Nominations
Golden Globes, USA
1 Nomination
Online Film & Television Association
• 3 Wins & 9 Nominations