Whiplash

The road to greatness can take you to the edge


Whiplash
This film arrives just before the Oscars with five Oscars noms, including best picture, as well as numerous other noms and wins. An ambitious young jazz drummer is 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, he hungers day and night to become one of the greats. An instructor known equally for his teaching talents as well as for his terrifying methods, leads the top jazz ensemble in the school. The instructor discovers the drummer and transfers him into his band, forever changing the young man's life. The drummer'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.

107 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language).
Drama, Musical, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Paul Reiser, Melissa Benoist, Austin Stowell, Nate Lang
Director
Damien Chazelle
ScreenplayDamien Chazelle
MusicJustin Hurwitz
CinematographySharone Meir
EditingTom Cross
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, Datasat
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2014
Produced byBold Films, Blumhouse Productions, Right of Way Films

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageStrong, frequent, crude
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceMild to moderate, psychological violence, car accident
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
3
Violence
3
Blood / Gore / Gross
3
Guns / Weapons
0
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
2
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
3
Frightening / Tense Scenes
2
Jump Scenes
2
Tense Family Scenes
3
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
15 +
Positive messages
3
Positive role models
2
Violence
2
Sex
2
Language
5
Consumerism
1
Drinking, drugs, smoking
1

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Rolling Stone
Peter Travers
18
Metacritic.com
49 critics
18
Rottentomatoes critics
237 critics
17
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote icon Intense, inspiring, and well-acted, Whiplash is a brilliant sophomore effort from director Damien Chazelle and a riveting vehicle for stars J.K. Simmons and Miles Teller.
19
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
18
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconCompelling drama about relentless pursuit of perfection.
15

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
376 users
17
Rottentomatoes users
40420 users
18
Internet
111038 Netizens quote iconAn incredibly powerful film!
17

Average .. 87%

17

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