Exceptional acting and direction lift Whiplash vertiginously above the well-worn trope of ‘suffering for artistic achievement’. A perfectionist jazz teacher at a top music academy invites a young drummer to join his band and be the best at any cost. Simmons is nominated for an Oscar for his astonishing performance.
Miles Teller, JK Simmons, Melissa Benoist
‘Uplifting, heartbreaking, electrifying and terrifying.’ Digital Spy. 10 awards including Sundance Audience Award.
|Directed by||Damien Chazelle|
|Running Time||107 mins|