Metal: A Headbanger's Journey

Metal: A Headbanger's Journey

Metal: A Headbanger's Journey

Director Sam Dunn studies the plight of a movement he has been a part of since he was a 12-year old: the culture of heavy metal. Sam sets out on a global journey to find out why this music has been consistently stereotyped, dismissed and condemned and yet is loved so passionately by its millions of fans. Along the way, Sam explores metals' obsession with some of life's most provacative subjects - sexuality, religion, violence and death. Shot on location in the UK, Germany, Norway, Canada and the US.

2007103 minsCanada
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Variety

Variety

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Superbly crafted docu is strong enough to make believers out of non-metalheads, and inside enough to get the devil's-horns salute from the most diehard followers...

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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Dunn says he's been defending his choice in music since he was 12, and the film is a carefully organized and thoughtful argument for the merits of metal...

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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A documentary that preaches to the converted if ever there was one, but Dunn's enthusiasm for the subject and the range of pretension and humour of his interviewees makes for fun viewing...

3.0
BBC

BBC

press

Canadian academic Sam Dunn's social history of Heavy Metal is a very personal documentary that handles the small stuff well. However, the big stuff - the profound sociological insights promised by Dunn's studious approach - never really materialise...

3.0
Variety

Variety

press

Superbly crafted docu is strong enough to make believers out of non-metalheads, and inside enough to get the devil's-horns salute from the most diehard followers...

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Dunn says he's been defending his choice in music since he was 12, and the film is a carefully organized and thoughtful argument for the merits of metal...

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A documentary that preaches to the converted if ever there was one, but Dunn's enthusiasm for the subject and the range of pretension and humour of his interviewees makes for fun viewing...

3.0
BBC

BBC

press

Canadian academic Sam Dunn's social history of Heavy Metal is a very personal documentary that handles the small stuff well. However, the big stuff - the profound sociological insights promised by Dunn's studious approach - never really materialise...

3.0

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