• Released
  • September 27, 2013
  • (IMAX Exclusive Release; Expands 10/4/13)
  • R , 1 hr 32 min
  • 3D
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Metallica Through the Never: An IMAX 3D Experience Synopsis
A roadie (Dane DeHaan) for the band Metallica goes on an extraordinary adventure.

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

By Peter Travers
If you’re looking for an orgasmic trip to heavy-metal heaven, this is it.
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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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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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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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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

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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By lsicilia68
Awesome IMAX 3D and sound was incredible. Holy crap it was great! This is Metallica up close and personal on stage. Feels like you are on stage with them. The stage effects were amazing. One's...


By cmvanhoose
The concert footage was amazing, the sound quality blew me away and the character story was haunting and gripping with great special effects. I can't wait to see it again!...

Through the Never

By bo2301
A must see whether or not you love Metallica. The footage of the concert is superb. Great sound and crispness. The story line is a little discombobulated but it works. I am now addicted to IMAX 3D....


By ffmedic205
I have seen Metallica on many occasions but this was thw first time for my son. It was a great experience and we both rocked it out with some diehard Metallica fans that may it even nicer. Can't...


By adamlecroy
It's like being front row at the concert! IMAX 3D is the only way to see this film. Nevermind the movie stuff that happens in the background. It's done well, but pales in comparison to the show...

Cheaper than a concert!!

By st1908
Metallica Through the Never did an awesome job capturing the band's concert experience. Although not blown away by the 3D effects, it make you seem like you were at the concert, not a movie. The sound...

Spectacular performance and stage with a movie that leaves you saying WTF?

So my first question would be - when is Metallica going to do a concert like this for its fans?? This was a absolutely kick ***concert and I would have paid lots of money to go see if... The stage...

Wow is too small of a word

By scoobytim55125
Like I said wow is too small of a word to describe this movie. It was awesome!!! Being in an IMAX 3D experience it's just like being up close and personal with the band. You could almost feel...


By ajrivera25
Metallica: Through The Never was exactly what i thought it would be. A metal concert that jammed as hard as the sub-story wanted to go. I couldn't stop my foot and head from bouncing. If you like...

See It Before It's Out of IMAX

By limpcreed316
Simply put you must see this movie, especially if you're a music fan. Even if you're not the biggest heavy metal fan in the world, the quality of picture and sound is unlike anything I've ever seen....

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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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