It’s gorgeous to look at but it’s pretty much dead, yup.
A drinking game could be made:
Every time the lead character lights a cigarette = a sip of whisky.
By the end of the first half - the better half of this pompous epic btw - chances are you get a coma.
Also, I want the genes of the character Leonel - only aging a few days in 18 years. When will your faves?
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
A couple of times per year one might be lucky to see something never quite seen before. Sound of Metal just happens to be one of those times.
By showing the degradation of the main character’s hearing via an immaculate sound mixing and which I bet it involved audiologists as consultants, the film immediately transports us to his brain. It’s this particular feat, never quite seen like this, that leaves the biggest mark on the viewer. But one would have…