André’s review published on Letterboxd:
Losing your hearing seems more than just an event that happens in your life; it's something that completely turns everything you've known upside down. Sound of Metal takes us along to the most vulnerable and desperate places a human being can find themselves when the floor beneath you seemingly vanishes.
The immersion of sound and the way we are introduced to the absence of it—simultaneously alongside Riz Ahmed's character—makes watching this film an experience. Never once are we placated to or manipulated.
To me, this film is an example of creating something with tenacity and feeling.
(I think I may have a hard time finding a better film to come out this year than this. Flawlessly written, acted, shot, and edited).
Watch December 4, 2020 on Amazon Prime Video.