Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  105 min.
Release Date:
October 24, 2014 - Vancouver, Toronto
October 31, 2014 - Montréal
DVD: February 24, 2015

Current rating: Rating: 4.13
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Cast: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Paul Reiser


An ambitious, talented young drummer (Miles Teller) enters a prestigious music academy to fulfill his dream of becoming one of the greatest known drummers of all time.

He's initially ecstatic when Fletcher (J.K. Simmons), a harsh, ruthless but highly respected instructor chooses him for the school's jazz band. Determined to make Fletcher respect him, he works tirelessly but when Fletcher fails to recognize his potential and violently pushes him to the limit, the young man's life and his relationships fall into a tailspin.

Director: Damien Chazelle
Studio: Mongrel Media
Producer(s): David Lancaster, Jason Blum, Michel Litvak, Helen Estabrook
Screenplay: Damien Chazelle
Official Site: WhiplashMovie.com

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  • 4 stars "good movie."
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