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      Global Metal

      2008 1 hr. 33 min. Documentary List
      Reviews 88% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score Filmmakers explore the international scene of heavy-metal music. Read More Read Less

      Audience Reviews

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      Audience Member A little too silly, maybe? Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member Educational and entertaining. Being a Canadian metalhead, this was really insightful about how metal fits in with other countries and cultures around the world; how it plays an important part in societies. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member The second doc from Sam Dunn and Scot McFadyen, on metal delves into the effects of heavy metal music around the globe. It is very interesting and again told via Sam Dunn's travels to meet some of his heroes, and in this case, to develop new international heroes in places as unlikely to find metal music as the middle east, and China. Doesn't hurt that he manages to yet another shot in about the whole Metallica VS Napster thing, directly to Lars from Metallica, when it comes out that the only reason some of these countries have heard metal is by "illegally" downloading music, including Metallica. Well made. Can't wait for another doc from these guys. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member An excellent oveview of the cultural impact that 'heavy metal' music has had in non-Western countries. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member pretty good, but not as good as the headbanger's journey. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review a z I appreciated this more than A Headbanger's Journey, which I felt painted an incomplete picture of the scope of heavy metal music. This documentary chooses to avoid that and instead look at the differences between countries, especially those in which modern music is only just developing. It's a very illuminating way to look at the subject, and full of interesting tidbits. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Liam Lacey Globe and Mail After a while, the film's travelogue-with-power-chords approach gets wearisome. The movie's metal-headed analysis of cultural differences begins to feels like Michael Palin's "News for Parrots" sketch from Monty Python. Rated: 2/4 Jun 20, 2008 Full Review Philip Marchand Toronto Star Dunn's movie is an indulgent presentation of metal and its devotees -- it even implies the world will be a better place when adolescents everywhere have a chance to bang their heads. Rated: 2.5/4 Jun 20, 2008 Full Review Liz Braun Jam! Movies Surprising, amusing and fascinating for the most part, and full of unexpected details -- such as the guys in Metallica describing how Japanese fans throw cute toothbrushes at them when they are on stage. Rated: 3/5 Jun 20, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Filmmakers explore the international scene of heavy-metal music.
      Director
      Scot McFadyen, Sam Dunn
      Executive Producer
      David Reckziegel, Noah Segal
      Screenwriter
      Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen
      Production Co
      Banger Films
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 11, 2017