- 106 min
- Directed by: Damien Chazelle
- Cast: Miles Teller, JK Simmons, Melissa Benoist
- UK release: 16 January 2015
Andrew (Teller) is an aspiring jazz drummer at Shaffer Conservatory, who falls under the influence of terrifying conductor/instructor Terence Fletcher (Simmons). Teller thrives as the obsessively determined Andrew, and lifelong supporting actor Simmons emerges with formidable authority as the psychotically particular Fletcher. Riveting, audaciously edited and voraciously performed.
Reviews & features
Roll with the punches: Whiplash interview13 Jan 2015
Flying cymbals, myths and jazz legends: Damien Chazelle explains the inspiration behind Whiplash
Since when did jazz become fashionable again? This season, you can see Alejandro González Iñárritu’s showbiz satire Birdman in cinemas, driven by a ceaseless percussive score by acclaimed jazz drummer Antonio Sánchez. John Hawkes is starring in the much…
Whiplash20 Oct 2014
London Film Festival: Damien Chazelle's second film plays like a high octane thriller
Captured with a riveting and rhythmic intensity which mirrors its protagonist's ferocious focus and surging drive, Whiplash is an audaciously edited, voraciously performed story of blood, sweat and beats which makes you feel every pummel and thrash.
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