Sound of Metal

Sound of Metal ★★★★

Even the mere thought of losing something I rely on so heavily for my passion, my livelihood and my day-to-day life is sobering. This is what happens to Ruben (brilliantly played by Riz Ahmed), a Metal drummer touring with his girlfriend, and it happens quite literally overnight. Sound of Metal does a brilliant job of telling Ruben’s story from his perspective, often letting us hear what he hears, see what he sees (no ASL subtitles), and showing in-depth how he adapts to his dramatic lifestyle change. The result is often heartbreaking, beautiful and frustrating among a wide range of other emotions I felt while watching this wild ride of a film.

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