shookone’s review published on Letterboxd:
looking at poster, title and a good fit of independent filmmaking and music movement, this is surprisingly not about a look into the subversive metal scene, but about the individual fight of our protagonist against change and the acceptance of his fate.
Riz Ahmeds intense, nervous, chased play is key. the wish for a just found status quo of safety is palpable and arouses a deep connection with him. instead of accepting his new family, he desperately wants to reestablish the old one and is confronted with the impossibility - one that cannot be "blamed" on anyone, but just comes through circumstances and time. by this, Sound of Metal hit me as a pretty existential movie.