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Whiplash (2014)

Whiplash

Overview


Genre

Drama, Music

Release Date

October 10, 2014 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

105 min.

Studio

Sony Pictures Classics

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Damien Chazelle

Producer

Jason Blum, Helen Estabrook, David Lancaster, Michel Litvak

Screenwriter

Damien Chazelle

Starring

  • Miles Teller as Andrew
  • J.K. Simmons as Terence Fletcher
  • Melissa Benoist
  • Austin Stowell
  • Jayson Blair
  • Kavita Patil
  • Michael D. Cohen

Story


"Whiplash" follows Andrew Neyman is an ambitious young jazz drummer, single-minded in his pursuit to rise to the top of his elite east coast music conservatory. Plagued by the failed writing career of his father, Andrew hungers day and night to become one of the greats. Terence Fletcher, an instructor equally known for his teaching talents as for his terrifying methods, leads the top jazz ensemble in the school. Fletcher discovers Andrew and transfers the aspiring drummer into his band, forever changing the young man's life. Andrew's passion to achieve perfection quickly spirals into obsession, as his ruthless teacher continues to push him to the brink of both his ability-and his sanity.

Pictures (2 photos)


Miles Teller stars as Andrew Neyman in Sony Pictures Classics' Whiplash (2014)
Miles Teller in Sony Pictures Classics' Whiplash (2014)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..it's exactly the kind of second feature that you hope for a young director to make-full of bravado and swagger, uncompromising where it needs to be, informed by great performances and patient with both its characters..”
by James Rocchi [The Playlist]
“..Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons go toe-to-toe in a potent drama about an ambitious young drummer and his abusive teacher..”
by Todd McCarthy [Hollywood Reporter]
“..Teller gives as good as he gets..”
by Sean P. Means [Salt Lake Tribune]