Sound of Metal

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Powerful, emotional drama about deafness has salty language.

R 2020 121 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 5 reviews

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age 15+

Demands you to listen in a different way

A compelling and powerful performance from Ahmed and from the sound designers of this film. The sound is definitely the other main protagonist of this film. A strong way to decenter the auditory experience that is typically geared towards those that merely use their ears to listen to a film. This film demands that you use your other senses in order to stay within the world of the film. Ahmed is the real deal Holyfield in this film (and others). A film that demands that you listen in a different way and forces you to do it. Wonderful!
age 13+


Mesmerising acting in lead role. I would give 5 stars for positive role models and positive messages. A mature 12/13 year old could gain a lot from watching this. We took our 12 year old son and we all couldn’t stop talking about it on the way home. Yes there are f bombs- totally forgettable in my opinion. Appropriately used and barely noticeable against the power of the story, characters, amazing use of sound and the messages conveyed. Cannot think of a single criticism. It will be on my mind a long time

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