Sound of Metal

2019

Drama / Music

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Cast

Riz Ahmed as Ruben
Lauren Ridloff as Diane
Paul Raci as Joe
Mathieu Amalric as Richard Berger
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1.08 GB
1280*534
English 2.0
R
23.976 fps
2 hr 0 min
P/S 10 / 32
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English 5.1
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23.976 fps
2 hr 0 min
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1.08 GB
1280*534
English 2.0
R
23.976 fps
2 hr 0 min
P/S 7 / 131
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1920*800
English 5.1
R
23.976 fps
2 hr 0 min
P/S 9 / 188

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by jthompson-38609 7 / 10

PERSPECTIVE: I am a cochlear implant recipient and here is my opinion:

I was diagnosed with a progressive hearing loss when I was about four years old and received my cochlear implants when I was eight and ten.

While I think that this movie is fantastic when it comes to raising awareness for the Deaf community as well as highlighting its pros and cons, it fails to reach when it comes to medical information. I LOVED the fact that they show how Ruben is ostracized after he receives the surgery, as well as explaining the reasoning from the Deaf perspective. However, the surgical and actual cochlear implant information is very, very misleading.

Number one, you may see reviews saying that healthcare does cover cochlear implants, it is more rare than you'd think because it isn't seen as a medically necessary procedure because deaf people can exist within society (in very limited and isolated ways, and their opportunities for success compared to hearing people is SIGNIFICANTLY lower, check the facts if you get mad at this).

Number two, the surgery that they give him is absolutely ridiculous. You can't just GET cochlear implants and sign up for a surgery online, it is an extensive process that requires many pre-appointments, follow-ups, bloodwork, eligibility checks, etc. Cochlear implants are for very specific cases and are not a cure-all, as they show in the movie (to some extent, although they do talk more in depth about it).

Lastly, and most disappointingly, the scene where the audiologist just tells Ruben he has to "learn and accept" that hearing isn't the same and that he just has to "get used to it" is complete BS. As someone who had hearing aids and natural hearing for a good portion of their childhood, I can confirm that after about a year they sound exactly the same, assuming you have a good audiologist and are doing the proper listening therapy exercises and such. They vastly oversimplified the process for mapping and programming, as he was there and was told he was set after two tweaks. I am at my audiologist for about four to six hours every time I go.

Overall, great, great movie, but the implant misinformation, especially the last thing I mentioned, really brought it down for me. Definitely a make or break moment and for me the latter. Just be aware of that when you're watching.

Reviewed by RinoBortone91 9 / 10

PERFECT. IMMACULATE. UNFORGETTABLE.

When the power of a message comes straight from a heap of scenes, snippets and a combination of simple, yet effective elements, then we're watching an excellent movie. Photographic direction, meticulous and refined by Darius Marder that traps the sensations and fears of a not rare condition in a completely unique, albeit widespread, situation; music that embraces peoples, minds and souls, allowing it to permeate the existence of the individual and when the latter is lacking, the individual feels dead, impeded, robbed and driven to madness. Riz Ahmed, simply spectacular in a role that is not easy at all and becomes the messenger of all those musicians and not, who have lost the motivation to continue, not accepting their new condition, looking for a remedy in the meanders of the world, understanding that many of the times it is harder than it seems. Worth to mention a fantastic Paul Raci, that gives a thrilling, compelling and moving performance. Film that not only pays tribute to musicians with this pathology, but also pays tribute to all those people who exist and continue to exist despite their innate difficulties, making them feel less alone and more important, which they are regardless of everything. Perfect, immaculate, unforgettable.

Reviewed by digitalbeachbum 8 / 10

Not perfect, but real enough

As a person going deaf, this movie means a bit more to me than the average person. The loss of hearing is a sensory device, a part of us, which when lost is overwhelming to deal with and often debilitating to the point of extreme suffering of the mind.

The Sound of Metal is a good play on words, because the main character has to deal with the loss of his "metal" music, but later that word comes to mean something else which you will need to watch the movie to discover. It is important because it brings to life the idea of what you hear is never the same. When you hear something as a child, but then hear it again fifty years later, the sound you think you hear is not the same but similar enough to evoke memories.

We live in a world of sensory overload. Enjoy the silence when it comes to you.

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