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Whiplash (2014)

Whiplash (2014)

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Under the direction of a ruthless instructor, a talented young drummer begins to pursue perfection at any cost, even his humanity.

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  • AnonymousMarch 14, 2019Reply

    One of the best movies I’ve see in a really long time.

  • Jes SMarch 17, 2019Reply

    A total masterpiece, with excellent acting, direction, editing and sound, perfect in almost every way possible.

  • Zak SMarch 17, 2019Reply

    About as intense as you can make a drama centered around jazz music you can get along with a realistic story line Whiplash is a fantastic thriller about perseverance and attitude towards action.

  • AnonymousMarch 25, 2019Reply

    One of the best movies in a long time. Amazing acting by JK Simmons.

  • AnonymousMarch 26, 2019Reply

    scary good performances and editing

  • Bonita CMarch 31, 2019Reply

    Intense. Entertaining. The best.

  • Arya SApril 20, 2019Reply

    All about the music!

  • Louis SMay 4, 2019Reply

    The movie is artsy but felt quite dull overall

  • Babak HMay 8, 2019Reply

    If this movie does not move you nothing will. Loved every minute of it.

  • Facu OMay 9, 2019Reply

    An excellent movie perfectly executed with strong performances and delivered with a script that despite being simple Chazelle makes it a cinematographic jewel where it shows how beautiful music can be as well as how dark it can be those who deliver everything for being excellent musicians . 9.1 / 10.

  • Edgardo OMay 14, 2019Reply

    Una de las mejores peliculas que he visto en mi vida, soberbia, con actuaciones memorables.

  • Owen GMay 21, 2019Reply

    Besides the yelling and drumming, there was not much to this movie. The movie could have been made into one scene and then expanded on the story of Andrew Neyman. It ended abruptly without telling much of a story.

  • Andrew RMay 25, 2019Reply

    Can’t tell if this is a comedy or a drama. I couldn’t stop laughing.

  • Santino SMay 30, 2019Reply

    It proves to be more creepy and intense than most horror movies, creating a nightmare-ish environment has frightening as equally terrifying.

  • Rob BJune 15, 2019Reply

    Intense but satisfying

  • Sol EJune 20, 2019Reply

    An absolute masterpiece. Whiplash combines jazz and excellent cinematography to create a work of art.

  • Kim DJune 20, 2019Reply

    Call me crazy but I’d prefer not to watch someone be emotionally abused for over 2 hours. There is absolutely such a thing as pushing someone to far, hence the kid who killed himself. I went to a very hard nursing school where half the students yes half failed out The school was a bit extreme and I personally think it was too much because you push away bad and some of the good ppl that way. and yes someone killed themselves at my school after they failed out. The film was very intense, I will give it that and had great drum/jazz solos but the main point was absurd. That to be a great you must be brought to zero, which I dont think is true. I really wish at the end he just found his way without that guy, bc even if he won at the end that “teacher” was a sociopath and not worthy of any of his success.

  • Sites WJune 30, 2019Reply

    There’s no doubt that this film is intense and breathtaking thanks to brilliant sound design and cinematography (especially during the crash scene), all very clearly in line with director Damien Chazelle’s vision which grabs the viewer and demands their utmost attention. At the center of this all are stunning performances from Miles Teller and JK Simmons, so crucial to creating the very unique teacher-student dynamic the film portrays as we see Andrew pushed again and again relentlessly to become the next jazz superstar. This does mean, however, that it draws many similarities to “Black Swan”, and so this also means that I did find the film somewhat repetitive, though it was just enough to hold my attention. My main problem with this film though is the ending. I felt that the screenplay had a brilliant ending in mind, but I never came to see the ending as Andrew’s descent into madness and saw it more as a struggle triumph, which makes for an ending that feels incomplete. I owe this to the film’s swift change in tone when Andrew realizes how Fletcher has torn him apart. We feel that he has definitely learnt from the experience, which then makes it somewhat questionable that he didn’t see Fletcher’s invitation as suspicious in anyway. Ultimately, he falls yet again into the trap, which I just couldn’t quite buy considering how much more tonally quiet the 20 minutes prior to the ending had felt. I did come away, however, utterly distrubed by the fact that Fletcher could have had all this planned in the first place, and that he ultimately succeeded on such a brutal plan. Overall, however, even with all the puzzle pieces in place, Whiplash fell a little flat at the end in comparison to its thrilling first hour, which is a shame.

  • Andy SJuly 2, 2019Reply

    This movie breathes emotion and feeling, whatever the main character is feeling. The surroundings, the intricate things, the small things. This dude is so intense, it’s crazy. He’s a hardass and a dick, but he only does it because he means well. His roasts are pretty fucking hilarious though.

    It’s almost uncomfortable how real this movie is. Seeing the whole cat and mouse play between Andrew and Fletcher was one of the most interesting things to watch. The movie grabbed my attention and never let go. Really inspiring and motivational.

    This movie is without a doubt a modern masterpiece.

  • Christopher MJuly 6, 2019Reply

    Such an incredible script, so well acted, and filmed beautifully. Tremendous!

  • una aJuly 11, 2019Reply

    A quantum leap in film making.

  • Wade AJuly 21, 2019Reply

    Amazing, fantastical and brilliant! The talent of the two leads were awesome and director is going to be the director of a new generation

  • AnonymousJuly 30, 2019Reply

    Rocky for musicians Great ending

  • Steven SJuly 30, 2019Reply

    One of my all time favourite films. Absolutely amazing!

  • Diego PAugust 5, 2019Reply

    Wiplash is a movie that was praised by critics, and i´m agree, is a very good movie,and the J.K Simmons performeance is amazing, J.K Simmons is one of my favorite actors.The movie is about a young drummer, maybe this could sound boring,but is not,something that i like very much is that the movie is very realistic to some extent,give you the message that without pain there is no gain,and that is 100 porcent true.The main character suffer ,and you don’t realize,because the movie doesn’t victimize the characters and that´s something good. It’s very different movie than the ones I’ve seen, I loved this movie,but the problem is that the movie sometimes is a little exaggerated, like when Andrew is crashed by a car and even though this bleeding is going to touch the concert. Look i don´t have any trouble in which the movie has only two main characters, the problem is that they doesn’t have much personality,we know that both like music and well thats it.In conclusion Whiplash it’s an outstanding movie but it’s not perfect

  • Jacob LAugust 6, 2019Reply

    It’s hard to believe, but this movie about a college drummer is one of the best suspense movies I’ve ever seen. I watched this movie after seeing La La Land so I went into it with high expectations, and it did not disappoint. The performances were all great, especially J.K. Simmons and Miles Teller. The movie was shot incredibly well, specifically the drummimg scenes. The movie does a great job of depicting emotional abuse and its effects. The end of the movie leaves you not quite knowing what to feel, something that Chazelle does masterfully. I would reccomend this movie to anyone who wants to watch two hours of J Jonah Jameson calling children names.

  • Shayne AAugust 10, 2019Reply

    The directors focus on negative space, capturing the energy of J.K Simmons was superb.

    [SPOLER ALERT] A film that leaves you questioning the if the Hero really won in the end.

  • August 18, 2019Reply

    It’s a must-see. From the amazing performance of Miles Teller and J. K. Simmons, to the realistic way that the dedication and ambition for greatness that every artist has gone through at some point of his life are shown, this movie hits every right button and it cements it’s legacy as a timeless classic.

  • Bryan RAugust 20, 2019Reply

    Absolute masterpiece of a movie. Music is incredible and amazingly performed. The acting is amazing and will keep you engaged for the whole movie.

  • Chase WAugust 22, 2019Reply

    A modern day classic and JK Simmons is nothing short of brilliant. Bravo!

  • Migue CSeptember 5, 2019Reply

    In this movie we can see the spectacular performance of Teller and Simmons in a drama jazz movie. The Big Band music an the performance of the musicians makes you want more from this movie.This movie reminds you how hard can the life be with you and how you can beat this challenges no matter how difficult it could be

  • Cosme RSeptember 5, 2019Reply

    Whiplash is a really exciting movie about a great drummer call Andrew, he needs to enter in the best jazz band of school. I believe that this movie is one of the best movies ever because it has the best performance by the actor Milles Teller (who is one of my favorites actors) and J.K Simmons. Milles teller plays the drums since he was seven years old and. a lot of things are good in this movie but for me the best is soundtrack, I have to accept I`ve never listened jazz but now I always listens while I`m doing homework. In my opinion if you didn`t watch it, you should watch it.

  • Sheridan MSeptember 5, 2019Reply

    This movie was outstanding phenomenal at acting I can watch that movie again and again and again.

  • AnonymousSeptember 7, 2019Reply

    I honestly don’t see the attraction to this movie?

  • Dee MSeptember 20, 2019Reply

    This movie is phenomenal miles teller and J.K. Simmons really give there all.Totally inspiring and great dialogue

  • Andres TSeptember 22, 2019Reply

    A movie full of heart beating moments. Its intensity and ability to silence a theater is what makes this movie one of a kind.

  • Joseph BOctober 9, 2019Reply

    Absolutely magnificent! Teller and Simmons are beyond incredible…the tension between their characters is intense, yet so delicate!

  • Sean FOctober 15, 2019Reply

    Favorite Movie ending ever.

  • Nicolas SOctober 20, 2019Reply

    Whiplash isn’t exactly what appears to be in the trailer and sadly ends up wasting about half its runtime on incredibly unnecessary music scenes — and therefore creates one of the most overrated Oscar nominees of all time.

  • Stuart ROctober 27, 2019Reply

    I have some trouble with the pacing, but JK Simmons offers an absolutely praise-worthy performance in the film, and the tension throughout the film itself is off the charts while finally offering, and I am very proud to say this- one of the most satisfying movie endings that maybe, I’ve ever seen.

  • Chris POctober 31, 2019Reply

    The elaborate themes covered in this movie may only be slightly relatable to the general populous, but as a musician, this movie strikes a chord. The attention to detail and the acting is SPOT ON and the soundtrack is amazing. This is a story of growth, hardship, and obsession. The themes presented in this movie are slightly appealing to everybody. It tells the story of a young aspiring musician who pushes himself past his limits and becomes one of the greatest musicians in this world. I loved this movie. I’m going to watch it again.

  • Catherine SNovember 9, 2019Reply

    When one watches two incredibly similar films within the place of a few weeks they simply cannot help comparing the two. In the case of this film it was somewhat disadvantaged in my estimation of it due to the fact that it pales in comparison to the wondrous, entertaining Madame Sousatzka (1988). Nobody could fault any second time director for not having the talent of John Schlesinger but Damien Chazelle is lacking in the ability that Schlesinger had to make us understand the motivations of unlikable characters and bring to life scenes of subtle, uncomfortable conflict. The film is still passable and worth watching but it is hardly deserving of multiple Academy Award nominations and appears like a weaker version of other films within it’s genre.

    Aspiring drummer Andrew Neiman, Miles Teller, studies at the Shaffer Conservatory and falls under the sway of abusive music teacher Terence Fletcher, J. K. Simmons, who pushes him too far. Fletcher has an obsession with his students and singles out Neiman as a target of his rage, hitting him in front of other students and forcing him to practice for hours to the point of injury. This wreaks havoc on Neiman’s personal life as he breaks up with his new girlfriend Nicole, Melissa Benoist, to focus on his drumming and neglects his father Jim, Paul Reiser, who raised him on his own after his mother abandoned them. Neiman wins a position as head drummer in the school band but struggles to make it to a performance on time and is treated cruelly by Fletcher after he arrives having been injured in a car accident. He makes dark discoveries about Fletcher after this event and steps back from his ambitions for a time to focus on his mental health before returning to drumming but a chance meeting with Fletcher presents it’s challenges.

    The film should grab you with two emotionally complex performances that convince you of the troubled mind of the protagonist and the strange charisma of the abusive teacher. Sadly, both performances are rather one note as Teller is predictably a sop of sorts with a lack of any backbone which makes it hard for us to care about him. He mumbles through every scene and outside of scenes of him being abused he is not engaging with his various relationships failing to hold interest. Simmons is decent as the overbearing teacher with his menacing, fiery eyes and deep voice being put to good use but because we never learn anything about his character’s internal life he doesn’t get a lot to do. Comparatively Shirley MacLaine gets to show a full range of emotion as Madame Sousatzka as her abusive tendencies and overbearing personality is balanced with scenes of her being genuinely caring and funny which allows us to understand why her student would remain so in her thrall. There is also a better chemistry between the two leads in Madame Sousatzka with the push pull between them featuring an electric conflict in which you understand the perspective of both people in opposition.

    What the central thesis of the film is I could not tell you. Well, perhaps I could explain my interpretation of the final scene in which the film seems to endorse the idea of abuse from teacher because supposedly it will push a student to become a better drummer. Unfortunately the film does not present this disturbing idea in a way that was compelling because the climactic scene in which we understand that Neiman is suddenly a great drummer and are pushed to attribute this to the teachings of Fletcher. Had a director like Schlesinger worked with this material the build up to this moment would have been stronger and the moment where it finally clicks for Neiman and the audience would have produced a dark thrill. As it stands Chazelle proves himself to be incapable of capturing this same excitement and rush that a more accomplished director with more to say about damaging relationships would have.

    In 2014 this film managed to earn a Best Picture nomination in one of my least favorite lineups of all time as it was an average sophomore effort raised to the level of a masterpiece in the eyes of the public and the critical community.

  • Bryan SNovember 12, 2019Reply

    A very dynamic and breathtaking picture–and brilliant well acted

  • enric cNovember 16, 2019Reply

    -Trama: 1
    -Actuacio: 1
    -Direccio: 0.9
    -Escenes: 1+
    -Missatge: 0.7
    -Total: 4.6
    -Altres: Brutal. Peli amb tematica atipica amb una trama que no tesperes, musica brutal, escenes bonissimes…

  • Tom MNovember 18, 2019Reply

    Worst movie I’ve ever seen. Completely unbelievable and utterly ridiculous !

  • Aidan SDecember 8, 2019Reply

    The soundtrack of this movie is absolutely amazing I wasn’t expecting to love this movie as much as I did but it is truly a masterpiece.

  • Brandon HDecember 11, 2019Reply

    J.K. Simmons is absolutely incredible in this movie, he alone is worth the watch.

  • Nick BDecember 13, 2019Reply

    Painstakingly raw, thrillingly acted and at times disturbing. Chazelle’s Whiplash finds relevant and universal themes in its personal specificity, crafting a modern psychological thriller that latches onto you, and doesn’t let go —- all while establishing Miles Teller as a true dramatic force.
    Iroh’s grade: B+

  • Abrao RDecember 20, 2019Reply

    Revolting and passionate. Damien Chazelle takes a simple drama and makes it an impressive movie. Simmons and Teller act by bringing emotion to the screen, making the viewer feel from hatred to compassion.

  • Max GDecember 20, 2019Reply

    J.K. Simmons and Miles Teller’s relationship defines the film and is guaranteed to satisfy (even those who aren’t into jazz or music).

  • Lyndon GDecember 24, 2019Reply

    I didn’t think I cared about jazz drumming. Boy, was I wrong! As a kid watching movies on tv, I developed this habit of looking through the tv guide for the most boring sounding movie. Then I’d watch it to see what they did with it. To my surprise, I was often deeply impressed with how supergluey the story got. Anyway, Whiplash could go at the top of a list of movies like that, if I’d found it on the tv guide. It doesn’t sound 1/10 as brilliant as it is.

  • AnonymousDecember 27, 2019Reply

    A fantastic movie with great music and titanically great acting. It will make you wince, cry, and quite possibly question your code of ethics.

  • Breanna NDecember 29, 2019Reply

    This movie was an anxiety-ridden experience; not just something to be watched but also felt. I felt pain and joy and pride and fear and rejoice. It was all so much.

  • Miles HDecember 31, 2019Reply

    If you ever wondered what J jonah jamerson sounds like when he swears this is the movie for you

  • Fabricio RJanuary 2, 2020Reply

    Whiplash tell us a story about prices, and it tells it as no one does. A piece of art in it’s higher level.

  • Hana BJanuary 6, 2020Reply

    “There are no two words in the English language more harmful than good job.” love the movie about boundaries, motivation and leadership. just if you have had some super strict and harsh role model once you were young, this movie can get you very distracted and uncomfortable.

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  • Michael HJanuary 21, 2020Reply

    Perfecta!, sin palabras

  • Tommy MJanuary 22, 2020Reply

    Absolutely incredible

  • Henry AJanuary 26, 2020Reply

    I really like this movie

  • Sara MFebruary 4, 2020Reply

    Simmons … what an actor

  • Gavin BFebruary 8, 2020Reply

    What an amazing final scene!

  • Luc HFebruary 17, 2020Reply

    Whiplash presents us with a brilliant story of passion and sacrifice. Accompanied by a great performance by Miles Teller and an awe-inspiring performance by J.K. Simmons, with great cinematography and a brilliant score, it’s hard to dislike. Great writing and directing also help it, with intensity that will never leave you, this is still one of my favourites to this day. 9.3/10

  • Jem LFebruary 17, 2020Reply

    10/10 would mars bar again

  • Terry LFebruary 20, 2020Reply

    Occasionally there comes a film that challenges its viewers to delve deeper into the human psyche. Such films are a necessity in today’s fast paced society, as they raise philosophical questions and provide valuable insight; items that are integral to our self-development. Whiplash presents several central questions to all who aspire to rise to the top of their passions: How far can an individual push themselves? How much is an individual willing to sacrifice in the pursuit of greatness? The film gives a glimpse into the life of Andrew Neiman (Miles Teller); an aspiring drummer attending an elite music conservatory in the heart of New York City, later gaining the attention of the school’s renowned and elite jazz band conductor Terence Fletcher (J.K. Simmons). Neiman’s character is shy, introverted, and seemingly out of place in a school where everyone seems to know each other. This is contrasted by Fletcher’s authoritative, demanding, and unrelenting nature. The film dives deep into the relationship between mentor and protégé, as Fletcher pushes Neiman to the limits both physically and psychologically in an attempt to mold the next great jazz drummer. The character arcs are fantastically done, and the storyline is very well paced. The film wastes no time setting the tone, as the opening scene immediately sets a tense aura, as Fletcher’s character does a fine job conveying a sense of dominance and ruthlessness, while Neiman’s character conveys insignificance and submission. Three main acts are present in the film, each showing where the protagonist is on his quest to be the greatest jazz drummer of all time. Damien Chazelle portrays this journey brilliantly, using clever lighting in crucial scenes and fast-paced camerawork to convey a sense of urgency and chaos. Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons portray their respective characters with vigorous passion, providing life into Neiman and Simmons’ relationship. Shots of blood, sweat, and tears remind viewers that greatness comes at a cost, and to persevere requires dedication and courage. Whiplash is an electrifying and captivating piece of satire; a testament to what perseverance and determination can achieve. Terence Fletcher is a personified dramatization of the age-old adage of pushing ourselves beyond what is expected. Whiplash is fundamental viewing for mentors and students alike, as it challenges viewers to relate the messages portrayed in the film to their own pursuits. It is a film that deserves recognition for years to come, as its core message will remain relevant so long as humanity continues to exist.

  • Michael BFebruary 20, 2020Reply

    When I first watched this movie, I didn’t understand why the instructor was being such an asshole. Now, after revisiting this film, I understand why.

    The underlying message of sacrifice in order to achieve greatness is well-told. Characters had their own motivation and challenges along every step of the way. Music and fast drum beat keep you awake throughout.

    Great storytelling.


  • Scott LFebruary 24, 2020Reply

    I have no idea how this movie received a 5 star rating. Did anyone question the scene in the beginning where the instructor stroke the student, slapping him multiple times?!? This would never happen in this day and time without a lawsuit following.

    Com’on people!

    Next, Andrew the inspiring student, gets into a major accident where his car flipped upside down. He then crawls out the car door window, leaving the scene of the accident (Which I believe maybe a criminal act in itself). Now with blood dripping from a gash in his forehand, he rushes off to meet the rest of band to rehearse before going on stage to compete.

    Give me a break!!

    Let’s not forget that he attaches the instructor, Mr. Terence Fletcher. This occurs during the rehearsal, post accident.

    This is as far as I got with this movie.
    How ridiculous!!

  • Sebastian HMarch 5, 2020Reply

    Shot in a David Fincher-esque style in cinematography and composition, the visuals are inventive and the anxiety-inducing editing is great. The performances are astounding, the sudden ending is excellent. Much is sidelined as the narrative focus leans on the dynamic between Simmons and Teller, and their characters.

  • Fra BMarch 6, 2020Reply

    It makes you forget who you are, how was your day, your worries etc.etc., the only thing you’ll care about is for that damn guy to play perfectly that damn jazz piece

  • AnonymousMarch 9, 2020Reply

    Just my favorite movie here. Love the acting and everything about it is great.

  • Koosha KMarch 11, 2020Reply

    Easily one of the greatest movies of the decade. Amazing plot, interesting and complex characters, flawless acting and memorable scenes. And the way that it respects music is just fantastic. The only issue that I have with it, is the fact that it doesn’t really focus on the side characters (take Andrew’s family as an example). But this issue is so small compared to the good things of the movie, that you don’t even think about it. A really amazing masterpiece that I highly recommend.

  • Jonah SMarch 11, 2020Reply

    Whiplash is an absolutely engrossing and character-driven drama boasting incredible performances from J.K. Simmons and Miles Teller as the unforgettable Fletcher and Andrew. Whiplash asks you questions about true passion and whether violently harsh teaching facilitates of drives it away, and the film refuses to give you answers. If you think that the point of the film is that Fletcher is a terrible teacher and a crazy psycho, (you’re wrong) you still have to wonder if he is a part of why Andrew is as passionate as he is. I do not condone his behavior but I posit that his role in success (and, perhaps, failure) is massive.

  • Charlie JMarch 14, 2020Reply

    I have no worlds this movie was awesome!!

  • Matt HApril 4, 2020Reply

    Whiplash is an interesting movie which mixes music with a bit of psychology, making it suspenseful as well as a little frightening. Plus, J.K. Simmons’s acting is excellent.

  • Monster TApril 8, 2020Reply

    The intensity throughout the movie leaves you on your seat.

  • Andr VApril 10, 2020Reply

    I never imagined that one day I would like a film about jazz and drums so much. The film is simply a cinema class in line with the music, everything fits perfectly and J.K Simons is absurd in this film. It is a really incredible film, one of the best narrative films involving music that I have ever seen. 4.5 is my review.

  • John WApril 12, 2020Reply

    Simply some of the best acting and writing you will ever have the pleasure of viewing. A remarkably simple but visceral, pulse-pounding, and in many ways, heartbreaking experience.

  • James LApril 14, 2020Reply

    I absolutely love this movie and it is so mesmerizing to watch. This movie is kinda funny some may say it’s not but it is kinda funny to me. This movie has one of my favorite performances with J.K. Simmons he just embodies this role and it so entertaining to watch when he is on screen. I loved the ending to this movie who would have thought a 5 minute montage of drumming would be so entertaining but Damien Chazelle just adds these stylish edits and camera pans it is so mesmerizing to watch, I think that is my favorite montage put to screen it is the ending montage this movie is rivaling Parasite’s montage for my favorite but I loved the drum montage. This movie is a character study for Simmons character and Tellers character and it accomplishes it very well. I love the opening scene it really shows who the characters are without fleshing them out. Some may find the ending bad but I liked it, I normally like ending like these and I liked this one, I like thinking about what the character will do after and this has me thinking about it after it’s all finished which are the movies I love.

    The acting in this movie is outstanding and the talent put to screen with Simmons and Teller two amazing actors, Teller should have got a nomination. The sound design and sound mixing with all of the instruments is outstanding and it sounds so good. The cinematography is amazing with the color correction and the lighting in the practice room look amazing. The script and dialogue are amazing and it is one of my favorite scripts. Like I said before the editing is mesmerizing and this movie has my favorite edits in any movie. Like I said before the last montages are very good and the whole movie has some of my favorite montages put to screen and they are so darn entertaining and the montages are so good with the sound design, editing and acting it all comes together to bring us a masterpiece of a movie. Overall I absolutely loved this movie and would recommend it to anyone.

  • Sarath BApril 27, 2020Reply

    Terrence Fletcher one of the best villains I’d seen. Boring girlfriend subplot is only hiccup in an otherwise great movie.

  • Axel dMay 4, 2020Reply

    Whiplash’s intesity is so hard to find. You will feel almost physically tired after watching it, but it is worth every second of your time.

  • Joshua MMay 9, 2020Reply

    Absolutely captivating

  • Henry HMay 12, 2020Reply

    Personal top 3 favorite movies of all time without a doubt. Fantastic cinematography paired with amazing yet sadistic vision from the director and breathtaking acting. This movie was directed and casted too near perfection.

  • Ryan TMay 13, 2020Reply

    The most tense of horror movies don’t hold a candle to what Whiplash brings to the table. Led by terrific performances from Miles Teller and AcademyAward-winner J.K Simmons, this anxiety-fueled musical drama poses a thought-provoking question: how far is too far to achieve greatness?

  • Isaiah YMay 14, 2020Reply

    One of the best movies of the year. J.K. Simmons was great in it

  • Hector AMay 15, 2020Reply

    Una película impecable con un contexto tan profundo, tan poderoso, tan inspirador que hace que te emociones, que sientas, la película en todo momento te estremece para bien o para mal por su brutalidad o completo ingenio.

    Simplemente de las mejores películas del cine moderno

  • Cohen GMay 16, 2020Reply

    As a drummer, this was an exciting movie to watch, and my excitement didn’t die out during the rest of the movie. I personally haven’t had a band teacher as abusive and insane as Fletcher, but I know that there are definitely people out there like him who teach this class. Anyway, point being that this is on my Top 10 movies I’ve seen so far. It’s a must watch, even if you don’t like movies about music.

  • Leonardo SMay 18, 2020Reply

    17.05.2020 ………

  • Eren TMay 20, 2020Reply

    Highly thrilling, tense and inspiring; Whiplash is a success with its screenplay, nervous moments and incredible performance from J.K. Simmons which is one of the carrier columns of this movie.

  • Kevin PMay 21, 2020Reply

    I loved almost everything about this. Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons are fantastic but it might be Damien Chazelle’s direction that is the real star. There’s also some great writing and intriguing plot twists, making this a classic.

  • Chris FMay 27, 2020Reply

    I found no real flaws with the film. It will have you engrossed from start to finish.

  • Caleb HMay 27, 2020Reply

    I guess I’m in the minority when I say this movie isn’t among my favorites. I love the music and the musical performances are astounding but the dynamic between Fletcher and Nieman was uncomfortable to watch. That is not the kind of teacher I would want to have nor want to be.

  • Pat MMay 30, 2020Reply

    Great watch. I love how there is a line between working hard and going too far, and throughout the film the audience has to decide what they believe is ok and what they think is morally wrong. I love watching Miles Teller’s character Andrew, and seeing just how bad he wants to succeed and what he puts himself through to get there. In the end he gets there, he doesn’t give up and I love the fact that he didn’t even quit after being humiliated on stage in front of the most important audience he’d ever played for.

  • Bruno DJune 3, 2020Reply

    the need to achieve success, the despair, the frustration, that feeling that you can not. Whiplash is an excellent movie, the performances get us to understand each other’s goals, the music is frantic and the movement of the camera is simply masterful.

  • Felipe PJune 4, 2020Reply

    “There are no two words in the English language more harmful than a “good job”.”

    Whiplash is far away from just a music-based drama. It’s about the hardness of becoming a legend. The way legends are born. And I tell you what, none of them had an easy road. Perseverance, discipline and strong will make legends and, of course, a hard master. For me, the best line in the movie was the one I’ve quoted at the top of this review. It shows that conformism, lack of trust, or ambition can deprive someone to achieve greatness.

  • Sarthak DJune 6, 2020Reply

    An amazing movie which emphasizes the pursuit of art and how it can take over someone. The irony of the ending is beautiful and mesmerizing. Can describe the movie like most drum solos: starts slow with a buildup until it is very very excited in the end.

  • Steve DJune 12, 2020Reply

    brilliant performances help a great story of self-destructive people which keeps you engaged from beginning to end.

  • Omar NJune 15, 2020Reply

    This movie is sooooo fuckin amazing
    I loved it sooo much it’s perfect

  • Jared GJune 16, 2020Reply

    One of the best movies of the decade by highlighting the path to greatness which contradicts the way so many today wish to coddle themselves and others. Nothing worth doing is easy and this film captures that perfectly.

  • Zuhayr MJune 17, 2020Reply

    In my top 10 favourite movie list. I promise myself to watch this movie at least once every year.

    This is one of those movies where I agree completely with the antagonist.

    Outstanding and Oscar deserving performance by JK Simmons. Now even when I get frustrated I do his closing-fist hand gesture.

    A masterpiece by the young the Damien Chazelle. I give him a lifetime pass and ganna watch all of his future films with no questions asked.
    The outstanding cut-scenes editing and capture of drums playing couldn’t have been done any better.

    Now for the themes
    I love this so much that I wrote my university application essay starting with a dialogue from Fletcher.
    The idea to pushing someone backwards so that they rise forward is completely my life in a nutshell.

    The movie shows this recurring theme multiple times. Fletcher didn’t take in Neyman to his band because he was great, but he took him because he saw this guy has immerse dedication and hard-work. Neyman works harder when someone proves he is not worthy of something.

    Rise – Neyman selected in band
    Fall- Fletcher almost decapitates him, in the
    iconic Rush-Drag scene
    Neyman not main drumer
    Rise – Neyman plays well in the show as he
    has learned Whiplash by heart. he also
    loses the script, I still believe Fletcher
    took it
    Fall – Fletcher brings in another player
    intentionally to rise Neyman
    Rise- Neyman masters the act even after hard-
    working till 2 am and hands all blooded up
    Fall- Neyman’s accident
    Rise – the dedication of still playing with blood all over his body

    At the climax Fletcher intentionally doesn’t give Neyman the script to make the ultimate Fall. There rises Neyman playing the greatest solo the world has ever seen.

    Fletcher trick doesn’t work with everyone as they gett demotivated from music. He is a really bad teacher and this flaw as antagonist makes the movie much better.

  • Elmer WJune 21, 2020Reply

    10.0. Whiplash depicts the rawest emotion of the fear of failure. Andrew Neiman is characterized as someone who is consumed in the idea of success, to the point of isolating himself from family and friends. What makes Whiplash so intriguing, however, is Simmons’ character of Fletcher in many ways being not only a foil to Neiman, but also a duo. Their intensity on screen from the first minute to last is sure to make the normal cringe, but the driven enthusiasts inspired to work to another level.

  • Tenny PJune 23, 2020Reply

    Fantastic Score, this movie is intense. Keeps you on the edge of your seat and engaged.

  • Metin TJune 25, 2020Reply

    This movie is absolutely my tempo

  • Harry MJune 25, 2020Reply

    Whiplash doesn’t need flashy explosions and guns to drive tension through the roof in this excellent story of a drummer trying to make it big under the guidance of an abusive mentor.

  • Jack LJuly 1, 2020Reply

    Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash offers something no one else has done: a very dark, dramatic film that leaves you breathless and speechless with the destructive performances of Miles Teller and J.K Simmons that will be memorable by critics and audiences alike.

  • AnonymousJuly 3, 2020Reply

    Easily a must see for all generations, I’m speechless.

  • Ben MJuly 16, 2020Reply

    Ruthless and stressful, yet spectacular, ‘Whiplash’ is a splendid performance which will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish, with the film also holding some brilliant acting.

  • Emma VJuly 23, 2020Reply

    a fucking masterpiece.

  • Rob WJuly 28, 2020Reply

    J. Jonah Jamerson isnt very happy because nobody got that picture of Spider-man with his hand in a cookie jar 🤧

  • Yaniv MJuly 30, 2020Reply

    Whiplash is a good movie that manages to be good despite not trying anything daring or new.

  • Ahmad RAugust 1, 2020Reply

    Not exactly my typical cup of tea. But wow! This movie was incredible to watch. Phenomenal acting and writing, backed with a sublime soundtrack made this movie extremely enjoyable.

  • Mariano AAugust 4, 2020Reply

    If you need some inspiration and encouragement, this is a film to check out. We see the main character go through trials that everyone has to go through on his path to try to become an all-time great drummer. The editing and acting are the two things about this film that are to be revered especially.

  • AnonymousAugust 5, 2020Reply

    this time I want to review my best film of all time, whiplash directed by damien chazelle who directed the film La la land, the first thing I like about this film is the acting of JK Simmons who according to me that it went too well, and also the acting of Miles Teller who directed the film La la land amazingly good, I really like the way of shooting, the way the camera moves, I like it very much, not to mention the synopsis which is very interesting I like and maybe this kind of film doesn’t have it anymore huh! If we know and we watch now most of the films are drama, comedy, or action genre, according to me the three film genres are getting more and more now, films with drama-music genre may now be rare, maybe there was only one year or it could be nothing at all. Rating for this WHIPLASH film I give you a 10/10

  • Akram MAugust 7, 2020Reply

    Terrible and boring! I don’t get how someone enjoys a movie like this

  • AnonymousAugust 13, 2020Reply

    one of my favorites. amazing performances. makes you think!

  • Paul JAugust 22, 2020Reply

    I love music but have never been a big fan of jazz, so I wasn’t sure before sitting down to watch this movie. It’s an intense joy of a film and you just want Andrew to absolutely nail it. This movie also looks and sounds utterly stunning, I am now a fan of this musical style which surprises me greatly.

  • Lucca BAugust 30, 2020Reply

    A powerful, well-crafted, intense, inspiring and thrilling music drama that’s a raw and brutal exploration of artistic ambition, psychological and mental abuse, and obsession. It has a dazzling editing, excellent soundtrack, a brilliant and stylish direction from Daniel Chazelle, and career-best performances from Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons.

  • Mahmood JAugust 31, 2020Reply

    BRILLIANT!!! Whiplash is one of the most artistic films of the 2010s. With great performances, a realistic story and an
    Powerful ending. I 100% RECOMMEND THIS FILM!!!

  • Russ CAugust 31, 2020Reply

    Whiplash is like a circus sideshow. Its theatrics strive to make it “real”–but fail. Apart from contrived attempts at shocking its audience, the story and plot are boring, redundant and monotonous. I simply could not care about its main characters. The teacher was all about himself. The main drummer was a sucker. He could have changed his school and teacher if he really planned to be a jazz great. The film might have benefited from a dramatic change of pace. Why not show that previous(distraught) student in the act of killing himself? Anyway, the movie did not work for me.

  • Jordan MSeptember 6, 2020Reply

    A wolf in sheep’s clothing.

  • David JSeptember 7, 2020Reply

    While utterly ridiculous, Whiplash is an extreme, suffocating film that almost surely leaves you furious at nearly every character in the film. It manages this on the shoulders of mesmerizing performances from its cast, and intelligent camera work from its crew. JK Simmons earned his Oscar for this role.

  • Lucas LSeptember 10, 2020Reply

    An incredibly terrifying performance by J.K. Simmons, you will never look at J. Jonah Jameson again after seeing J.K. roar obscenities and throw chairs at his student’s head. Incredibly real performances along with a heart dropping twist make this simple movie about drumming feel like a horror film, in the best and most unique way possible.

  • Noel PSeptember 28, 2020Reply

    Una experiencia musical y dramática excelente, con buenas actuaciones y momentos icónicos.

  • Chetan COctober 1, 2020Reply

    The movie is breathtaking , one of the best movies that deal with artistic ambition ,reaching your potential and craziness.

  • Thomas FOctober 7, 2020Reply

    But sometimes people need to be scolded these days.

  • Kyle DOctober 7, 2020Reply

    Whiplash is an amazing, thrilling experience that brings to light a dark side of creativity, of art. We always envision art as a beautiful thing that comes out of bright place, and we think of artists as open, interesting people. Damien Chazelle takes that idea and crushes it with a story that is almost the complete opposite.

    Whiplash is all about breaking expectations and creating suspense, as well as generating sympathy for the main character, in an environment where we wouldn’t expect unforgiveness. Fletcher is ruthless and he’s obsessed with perfection. Most artists agree that “perfect” would be nice, but it’s ultimately impossible. Damien Chazelle was able to take that idea of such a hyperbole, and he put it on the big screen in a narrative that can’t look away from.

    The environment of the film is one of the best aspects of it. The creative choice to have this movie center around the drums speaks volumes not only narratively but cinematically. What better instrument than a literal instrument which so much power and drive and force and VOLUME and impact. It was a brilliant choice and the movie couldn’t have better in another environment, especially with the characters that were placed in them.

    It is only fitting that Whiplash pits these two powerhouse characters both obsessed with perfection. A student who wants to be the best being worked by a teacher who wants the best. It’s a pseudo-Jekyll-and-Hyde foil that only gets stronger and more dangerous even after the climax of the film.

    The very end of the film may be the best part about it, when we get to see the main character finally stand up to Fletcher on the stage. All the power struggles between the two characters leads up to this exciting back-and-forth that Chazelle executes beautifully. The movie definitely could’ve ended with the ball in either Andrew or Fletcher’s court, but it didn’t. The choice for them to be in it together was most likely a difficult choice, but it was a very good one.

    Whiplash is an amalgamation of this somewhat exaggerated experience of being an artist, and creates a visually pleasing, cinematically captivating, and ultimately breathtaking experience.

  • Sterlin ROctober 30, 2020Reply

    An outrageously extraordinary movie with amazing acting from Miles Teller and J.K Simmons, had a unique story, and had one hell of a finale.

  • Fernando ANovember 1, 2020Reply

    A brilliant movie about bringing up the genius within everybody: you will find yourself watching the last 10 minutes over and over again. BTW, the music is otherworldly.

  • Yonatan MNovember 11, 2020Reply

    Whiplash is a movie full of suspence, emotions and great music.

  • Micaaaa CNovember 14, 2020Reply

    Es perfecta; el guion, la música, los actores, la dirección, los planos, TODO
    Se merecía ganar el Oscar a mejor película

  • Dave FNovember 20, 2020Reply

    All things considered, I consider this movie a masterpiece.

  • Shanie GNovember 24, 2020Reply

    Whiplash is a perfect movie. And a perfect storm.

  • Milan MNovember 25, 2020Reply

    Real good. A must watch.

  • AnonymousNovember 28, 2020Reply

    This film was really intense, don’t know what type of genra to put it in 😂

  • Jamie HDecember 13, 2020Reply

    Great film. No room for character development outside the protagonist/antagonist dynamic. But that’s the point. Nothing else matters except the goal, the dream they share. Everything else – friends, family, fingers – is secondary to the music and the search for greatness. The Teller is great, but the vascular Simmons is awesome. Anyone hoping for a cuddly Juno’s dad will be disappointed. Briefly. Then they’ll decide that if only they’d had a teacher like Terence Fletcher then they’d probably be the next Charlie Parker.

  • Emma HDecember 13, 2020Reply

    Loved it! Kept me glued throughout. One of the most intense films I’ve seen in a long time and will definitely recommend to friends. The fact that there were only really two characters to the whole story, everyone else just merely filing in space, did not detract from the mesmerising story of one young man’s dream to be the best drummer, and an older man’s passion, albeit brought to us in an unconventional, mean, scary and most of the time, just plain horrible way, to bring out the best in his students. The chemistry and connection between these two characters had me from the start, and I found myself holding my breath and even clenching my fists during the final scene, completely enchanted by the talent and emotion. Beautiful, mesmerising, intense, emotional… a big thumbs up from me. Not giving it five stars only because, as much as I loved it, I’m not sure it’s a film I would want to watch over and over again, but I definitely would watch it maybe once more.

  • Spenser WDecember 15, 2020Reply

    It’s hard to watch, but something to be experienced and creates great conversations with other adults and older teens about what it takes to be “the best” and if that’s something that is both worth it, and ethical.

  • James HDecember 16, 2020Reply

    The two best things that Whiplash has going for it are the two main characters and the actors playing them (Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons). This film writes its characters so brilliantly in how their motives and personalities work off of each other that it turns the most lackluster concept for a movie into a thrilling roller coaster ride.

  • Bryce SDecember 23, 2020Reply

    This film in many ways defined my experience studying jazz at the university level. If you want a film about jazz that underscores the unrelenting scrutiny of music education, look no further.

  • Marnix JDecember 25, 2020Reply

    Absolute must see, and always can watch again, beauty of a movie. Wouldn’t change a thing and the ending is even better.

  • Andrew ADecember 25, 2020Reply

    The two leads do a great job with their roles. Both main characters are pretty loony. The film is a bit over the top. The whole trope of “psycho hard-ass teacher who does nothing but degrade and yell at students” is overdone and unrealistic. I’m not the biggest jazz fan and music doesn’t touch me the way others are apparently touched by it. So the music didn’t do anything for me. I think this movie is overrated but worth seeing once as it’s kind of an interesting story.

  • Andy BDecember 25, 2020Reply

    A modern classic with brilliant performances and direction.

  • Matthew MDecember 29, 2020Reply

    In my opinion a 21st-century masterpiece
    And the greatest film ever made in my opinion

  • Colin FDecember 30, 2020Reply

    Stunningly Breathtaking. The movie is filled with suspense of the best kind, emotional suspense. We feel as we are on a personal journey with Andrew(Miles Teller) as he navigates his way through the tough world of music. It makes the story all the more rewarding. Anybody who wants to see a quality film should definitely watch this movie.

  • Matt RJanuary 1, 2021Reply

    As a musician, I was awestruck by this. As a filmmaker, I was in love with this.

  • Mohamed GJanuary 3, 2021Reply

    I am amazed at the wonderful experience of this movie, J. K. Simmons … Oh man, what is this genius and extreme mastery of the character? I can watch it 24/7 continuously without getting bored of it even for a moment, and also Miles Teller has an excellent performance. One of the movies that has a strong purely powerful drama full of energy.

  • William BJanuary 3, 2021Reply

    Tremendous movie! The story was great, but it was the acting that was so exceptional, specifically by JK Simmons, who’s Oscar win was well-deserved indeed.

  • David CJanuary 5, 2021Reply

    It is relentless in the energy it delivers, and in the tension it builds throughout the movie. Teller and Simmons are both incredible – Teller for his drumming ability; Simmons for being an absolute monster of a performer! You find yourself trying to second guess what’s coming, and for the most part you can get close, but there are also moments of desperation and realisation that set this apart from other music dramas. The fact that this was low-budget, wasn’t originally given funding, and was turned around relatively quickly, is testament to the sheer passion and dedication of the creative team behind it. An incredible achievement

  • AnonymousJanuary 6, 2021Reply

    An absolute marvel of a film with J.K Simons and Miles Teller at the helm, putting on their best performances to date. An inspiring tale with a truly jaw-dropping ending that’ll have you at the edge of your seat, biting your nails. A must see film.

  • Skyline GJanuary 6, 2021Reply

    An inspiring and entertaining music drama with a young director in awe of his craft and wonderful performances in the process, particularly a magnetic one from J.K Simmons

  • Mutlu TJanuary 9, 2021Reply

    It is one of the worst and most disappointing films I have seen recently. The biggest problem is with the non-existent plot and thin characters. All we see is that foul mouthed teacher and ambitious student at never ending rehearsals. Other band members just turn up, play then leave. It’s not really clear why he picks on the drummer(s). Fletcher is just written for the Oscar: he is shouting, swearing, hitting and has the best, clever lines in the film. Writer/director Damien Chazelle adapted this from his own short film and it should have only been a short film. This is because Whiplash doesn’t have the right elements to be called an accomplished film. It doesn’t explore the character’s desire for music. A silly and pointless girlfriend line that never develops. Almost nobody in the band talks, they only stare or only comment, “Don’t touch my folder”. Either Damien Chazelle doesn’t know how to write a proper dialogue apart from swearing or couldn’t be bothered to write something with real meaning. In the last 30 minutes of the film we are presented with a storyline about a previous student of Fletcher’s who killed himself. From that point nothing in the film makes sense. Characters’ choices and the way they act in the final few scenes is really unbelievable and silly.

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