Sound of Metal

Lists: Drama, Music

Brief Synopsis: "Metal drummer Ruben begins to lose his hearing. When a doctor tells him his condition will worsen, he thinks his career and life is over. His girlfriend Lou checks the former addict into a rehab for the deaf hoping it will prevent a relapse and help him adapt to his new life. After being welcomed and accepted just as he is, Ruben must choose between his new normal and the life he once knew."

Overall Ranking: 579 (Rank from 2020: # 6)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 37.5%
Regular 62.5%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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People Involved

  • Riz Ahmed (Ruben)
  • Olivia Cooke (Lou)
  • Paul Raci (Joe)
  • Lauren Ridloff (Diane)
  • Mathieu Amalric (Richard Berger)
  • Tom Kemp (Dr. Paysinger)
  • Chris Perfetti (Harlan)
  • Hillary Baack (Hannah)
  • Chelsea Lee (Jenn)
  • Shaheem Sanchez (Shaheem)
  • Rena Maliszewski (Audiologist)
  • Michael Tow (Pharmacist)
  • William Xifaras (Michaels Father)
  • Jamie Ghazarian (Concert Goer)
  • David Arthur Sousa (Rock Fan (as David Arthur))
  • Bill Thorpe (The Man)
  • Marisa Defranco (Student)
  • Jeremy Lee Stone (ASL Teacher (as Jeremy Lee Sanchez))
  • Alex Kilgore (Surfbort Member)
  • Dani Miller (Surfbort Member)
  • Sean Powell (Surfbort Member)
  • Alan Resnic (Lyft Driver (uncredited))
  • Thomas OBrien Vallor (Concert Goer (uncredited))