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Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Paul Reiser, Melissa Benoist View All


Damien Chazelle (Screenplay), Damien Chazelle (Director) View All

Release: Oct. 10th, 2014
Runtime: 1 hour, 47 minutes
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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And then at around the hour mark the film takes a brief detour into full-blown melodrama that I felt was unwise and quite frankly unnecessary; the film was doing just fine at generating drama through Andrew's exploits and struggles at his drum set without resorting to something that felt comparative....
'Whiplash' gives you together with the central character of the film both sweaty palms, butterflies in your stomach and an almost unstoppable galloping heart rate, which pretty much falls seamlessly in sync with the fast and relentless drum beat that completely dominates the enormous soundscape of....
There is not an ounce of mercy in this character, just the idea (or maybe the delusion) that his disturbing methods will lead one of his students to greatness, and that is clear from the beginning of the film to the very end.
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