• Released
  • October 4, 2013
  • R , 1 hr 32 min
  • 3D
    Documentary
  • 157 Fan Ratings
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Synopsis: A roadie (Dane DeHaan) for the band Metallica goes on an extraordinary adventure.

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indieWIRE

By Eric Kohn
With "Gravity" around the corner, Metallica Through the Never isn't the year's most groundbreaking achievement, but it's surely the most...
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80

Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
Maybe because the band enjoyed raves for its daring 2004 psychodrama, Some Kind of Monster, an experimental narrative is shoehorned in,...
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80

New York Daily News

One drawback: While the swooping and careening visuals capture the depth and darkness of an arena experience, the sound doesn’t. As burly...
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80

Variety

By Dennis Harvey
A definitive document for anyone who’s ever hoisted the devil-horn fingers in metalhead solidarity.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

In this film, Metallica elevates headbanging to matters of the head that will consume the viewer long after the fade to black.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
If you’re looking for an orgasmic trip to heavy-metal heaven, this is it.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Stephen Dalton
However mindless and heartless it may be, Through the Never succeeds as pure sense-swamping spectacle. It is a blow-out banquet for...
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70

Arizona Republic

By Barbara VanDenburgh
It makes for a unique sort of concert film, but also a weaker one. It would have been better if it had dispensed with the frail narrative...
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70

Village Voice

This is a movie made for people who mash themselves up against those steel crowd-control barriers at concerts and still don't think they're...
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

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If this review had to be in pantomime, it would be me head-banging and busting out some gnarly air guitar for an hour straight – and loving...
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Rated R | For Some Violent Content and Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 16 & under Heavy-metal concert meets a thunderous horror movie.
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POSITIVE MESSAGES
VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
LANGUAGE
CONSUMERISM
DRINKING & DRUGS