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Gyayak’s review published on Letterboxd:
This review may contain spoilers.
The "metal" part of "sound of metal" transformed meaning from the heavy metal musical genre into the metallic scraping Ruben heard in his head after the implants. And that's just one example of the beautiful tapestry found here.
As a simple, uncomplicated young man jolted by a life altering shock, Riz Ahmed is terrific in a subtle yet demanding role. He absolutely rocks as a kickass drummer, a reluctant deaf student, and an empathetic partner willing to go any distance to make things right. The buzz about this film is not just in Ruben's ears.