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2 hr. 20 min.

Plot Summary
After bassist Jason Newsted quits the band in 2001, heavy metal superstars Metallica realize that they need an intervention. In this revealing documentary, filmmakers follow the three rock stars as they hire a group therapist and grapple with 20 years of repressed anger and aggression. Between searching for a replacement bass player, creating a new album and confronting their personal demons, the band learns to open up in ways they never thought possible.

Cast: Kirk Hammett , James Hetfield , Dave Mustaine , Jason Newsted , Bob Rock , Phil Towle , Robert Trujillo , Torben Ulrich

Directors: Joe Berlinger , Bruce Sinofsky

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: IFC Films

Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (2004)

Release Date: July 9th, 2004|2 hr. 20 min.

critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Don't let anyone spoil the surprises of this thrashing, thrilling chunk of cinematic gold. It's one for the time capsule. show more

  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Isn't about rock music or even the people who make it; it's about people, period, and the myriad ways they mangle themselves and each other. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    A revelation: funny, fascinating and insightful. show more

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