• Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (2004)

Metallica: Some Kind of Monster

Release Date: July 9th, 2004

DVD Release Date: January 25th, 2005

Not Yet Rated |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

Director: Joe Berlinger , Bruce Sinofsky

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Third Eye Motion Picture Company

Keywords: Rivalry, Tense, Temptation, Engaging, Transformation, 2000s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Ty BurrBoston Globe

    If you've seen the Beatles documentary "Let It Be," you know what four men who are heartily sick of one another look like, and in 2001, Metallica had been recording twice as long as the Fab Four. show more

  • 80
    The Hollywood Reporter

    These are rich, aging men in a young man's game, and the discrepancy between image and reality, captured by the filmmakers, makes for engrossing material. show more

  • 88
    Robert K. ElderChicago Tribune

    A counterintuitive, riveting documentary so honest that it will either become a rock movie classic or a severe embarrassment for the heavy metal band. show more

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