• Breaking a Monster (2016)

Breaking a Monster

Release Date: June 24th, 2016

DVD Release Date: October 11th, 2016

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary

As seventh-graders, band members of Unlocking The Truth spend their weekends playing metal music in Times Square -- often to substantial crowds. After signing with a 70-year-old manager, they are soon on their way to a $1.8 million record deal.

Cast: Malcolm Brickhouse, Jarad Dawkins, Alec Atkins

Director: Luke Meyer

Genres: Documentary , Music

Production Co: Black Label Media, SeeThink Films

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Walter AddiegoSan Francisco Chronicle

    Engaging to watch partly because of the three young stars’ personalities — despite a few adolescent squabbles, they remain likable sorts. show more

  • 75
    Tirdad DerakhshaniPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Breaking a Monster is a revealing window into the industry. But it lacks a certain human component. show more

  • 60
    Justin LoweThe Hollywood Reporter

    Meyer...and his easy rapport with the kids and Sacks helps coax sometimes surprisingly candid comments from his subjects. What’s missing however is adequate background on how the boys became such impressive young musicians and why they gravitated toward heavy metal rather than pop or rap. show more

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