Nick Spaine 💥’s review published on Letterboxd:
“Serenity is no longer wishing you had a different past”
A bunch of people LOVE Sound of Metal and I have to say that I am not on that bandwagon. This was a really frustrating movie that has received way too much hype. First off, I think they had a great storyline with Ruben learning to live with being deaf and how it’s not a handicap. That was thrown out the window and turned into him trying to get his hearing back. Not only did this take away from the powerful story of the first half, but it also makes the middle section of this movie completely irrelevant. I could have gotten up, walked away, did something, come back, and then still got the whole picture. While I think Riz Ahmed was solid, I don’t get the hype around him for Best Actor. The sound design was really cool though but overall another disappointment.
Overall Rating: B