therealGrant’s review published on Letterboxd:
This should at the very least win an Oscar for sound design. With a very strong and delicate performance by Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal is nothing less than an immersive, empathetic experience. It is simple storytelling well-told that focuses on its moments, lingering in the feelings more than the plot. Which it does well. It doesn’t ever take the easy route and resort to melodrama or cheesy, hit-in-you-the-face studio-controlled dialogue. Instead, it shows. It peers into a reality that is hard to achieve in film. There is no promised fairytale ending, there is only adjustment and people. I feel like this is something everyone should watch so that they can understand the world of deafness.