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532 Ratings

Heavy Metal

Directed by Gerald Potterton
Canada, 1981
Animation, Fantasy, Sci-Fi


A glowing orb terrorizes a young girl with a collection of stories of dark fantasy, eroticism and horror.

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Heavy Metal Directed by Gerald Potterton

Awards & Festivals

Genie Awards

1982 | 3 wins including: Best Achievement in Sound Editing

Critics reviews

A cult classic of throbbing muscles, mysticism, and rock and roll—the verve of the animation and mindless aggression are a beautiful homage to the loud-mouthed weirdos of yesteryear.
April 27, 2016
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It’s the Yellow Submarine for the Me Generation, featuring a smorgasbord of graphic styles which nearly all seem a mite hastily drawn, and which all tend to promote (visually and aurally) the same basic tits & ass, s&m, b&d, blood & guts, Sturm & Drang, and rock & roll, in proportions, shapes, personalities, and quantities that quickly become indistinguishable, a mere quivering mass of jelly, despite the ostensible lineup of individual stories and profusion of individual artists.
August 11, 1981
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