Sound of Metal

Sound of Metal ★★★½

So powerful. So touching. So surprising. Such a sneak attack of a film, going into it not having seen a trailer or anything and just based on the poster and title I expected something different to this, something louder and  garish, thankfully it was beautifully tender and gentle and beautiful.

Riz Ahmed gives a stunning performance, he will and should be a front runner come Oscar time. He has such a kind way about him, he comes across as a nice person in this film, his work here is some of the best from a male in years, it’s subtle and not showy, acting with his eyes and facial expressions.

The sound design is incredible. Obviously a film like this rests on its sound design and this film absolutely nails it.

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