Completely wrecked me. Music is one of my hobbies, and being a musician has been a significant part of my life for decades. Losing my ability to hear would be crushing. I felt this deeply. Sound of Metal is an effective and affecting work of art. I don’t recall the last film to hit me so hard on a personal level.

The sound design was absolutely phenomenal. Our surround sound system sounded amazing, delivering a performance that we frankly don’t hear much outside of big budget Hollywood films. 

A tremendous achievement. Honestly made me want to learn sign language.

Edit: forgot to mention Riz Ahmed, who is amazing. Between his performance and the handheld camerawork, the film feels like a perfectly staged documentary.

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