Whiplash Reviews

July 16, 2019
Whiplash is a thrilling nailbiter that ruminates on the cost of great art, nature vs nurture and the sacrifices one makes for one's craft...
May 31, 2019
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, and Whiplash hits so hard it'll leave you on life support, gasping for breath.
May 2, 2019
All the music scenes are done incredibly well and it builds tension to a very satisfying ending.
March 22, 2019
A supreme meditation on the encouragement of brilliance and the excesses of power, Whiplash is a stunning musical drama with a rhythm section to die for.
January 31, 2019
If it wasn't for the stellar performances by both Simmons and Teller, I'm not sure this film would actually work.
January 24, 2019
It's one of 2014's best films, an emotional powerhouse that features one of the most memorable performances in recent memory.
November 3, 2018
A dramatic conceit around which so-called truisms about the destructive quest for artistic perfection can play out.
November 3, 2018
The advertising boasts words like 'riveting' and 'astounding.' Sadly, I was neither riveted nor astounded.
November 1, 2018
It's a necessary cautionary tale for anyone aspiring to greatness that never sugar coats itself for one moment.
October 24, 2018
Dead Poets Society for sociopaths.
August 28, 2018
If occasionally the movie works too hard to manufacture dramatic points, that's easy enough to forgive in the face of the performances writer-director Damien Chazelle (Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench) draws from his stars.
August 27, 2018
Electrifying. Dangerous. Masterful.
August 22, 2018
It takes Simmons as an actor from memorable to unforgettable.
August 21, 2018
"Whiplash" is a standout film of the year that will remind you what filmmaking is supposed to be.
August 3, 2018
The terrific acting duo of Teller and Simmons infuses the lively antagonism between coach and pupil with practically combustible fuel.
January 30, 2018
If you're anything like me, you'll leave the theatre trembling to the rhythm of jazz drums. [Full review in Spanish]
January 17, 2018
... intoxicating movie. [Full review in Spanish]
January 10, 2018
Whiplash is cinema as a duel, fought not in an army 
barracks or an athletic training camp but in the room where the orchestra rehearses its jazz numbers.
December 2, 2017
Whiplash is must-see cinema filled with explosive performances from Miles Teller and J.K Simmons
November 14, 2017
Chazelle has a winning conceit in the bond between the self-annihilating hero and his psychopathic mentor, wringing surprising tension out of an improbable magic-realist finale that sees the men hashing out their demonic teacher-student relationship.