Parents' Guide to

Metallica: Through the Never

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Heavy-metal concert meets a thunderous horror movie.

Movie R 2013 94 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 18+

the music is kinda good. just a little swearing,sex,drinking drugs(smoking),and violence.

its innapropriate for kids under 18.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 13+


A bit of blood, kinda mature themes,amazing story. Couldn't have been much better.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3):
Kids say (7):

This movie's genuinely unsettling, and Metallica's intense, adrenaline-fueled music makes the horror sequences all the more atmospheric and supercharged. The chills still come at the expected prickly pace of a normal thriller, but the songs seems to heighten everything to a fever pitch. And when things slowly turn from realistic to dark fantasy, the music helps the transition. The concert itself is terrific, highlighting classics from the band's best albums and containing its own story arc. Fans will love it, though newbies are less likely to be engrossed. The members of Metallica -- James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, and Robert Trujillo -- hired director Nimrod Antal (a U.S. native of Hungarian descent), and all five worked in collaboration on the screenplay for METALLICA: THROUGH THE NEVER. The dark elements in Metallica's lyrics, combined with Antal's touch for tense, moody locations and predator-prey situations (Kontroll, Vacancy, Armored, and Predators) make for a surprisingly spooky concert experience.

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