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Tookey's Rating
10 /10
Average Rating
8.44 /10
Miles Teller , J.K.Simmons , Melissa Benoist
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Directed by: Damian Chazelle
Written by: Damian Chazelle

Released: 2014
Genre: DRAMA
Origin: US
Length: 107

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Whiplash is an intense, unmelodious, highly amped and probably unrealistic drama set in the fictionalized Schaefer Conservatory in New York.
(Brad Wheeler, Toronto Globe and Mail)
It may get a few things wrong, but it aims at, and finally achieves, an authenticity at once more exalted and more primal than mere verisimilitude.
(A.O. Scott, New York Times )
The leadsí prolonged, puffed-feathers sparring is entertaining while it lasts, but the sensation of something sizable is only fleeting.
(Kimberley Jones, Austin Chronicle)
The dynamic between Fletcher and Andrew makes for highly pitched drama, which strains for credibility during two climactic scenes. Read full review
(Ann Hornaday, Washington Post)
By far, the best part of the film is the last twenty minutes or so, and it's so good that it almost makes up for some of the missteps along the way.
(Drew McWeeny, Hitfix)

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