Whiplash Movie Review


Critic’s Rating: 4.5/5
Avg Readers’ Rating: 4.2/5
CAST:Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Paul Reiser, Melissa Benoist, Nate Lang
DIRECTION:Damien Chazelle
DURATION:1 hour 47 minutes
STORY: Whiplash Movie Jazz drummer Andrew (Teller) has tremendous potential and ability. Painfully shy, he lets his drums to the talking. What he craves is that elusive nod of approval from his brutal jazz instructor, Fletcher (Simmons). Easier said than done, as Andrew realizes that Fletcher is a sadistic nightmare of a teacher.

REVIEW: Whiplash explodes on screen like a well-timed artillery barrage. We’re introduced to the two characters in this movie that really matter in the opening scene itself. Illuminated by an overhead light, Andrew is seen practicing in an otherwise dark room at the fictional Shaffer Conservatory of Music. He picks up the tempo on the snare, gradually accelerating to a machine-gun frenzy until Fletcher walks in and Andrew abruptly halts. Their tenuous student-teacher equation begins here.

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