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  Whiplash Review
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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Because Whiplash is two characters in search of a plot, it ramps up the happenstance and improbability as it stumbles toward a final showdown between teacher and student that would be emotionally satisfying if it had the ring of truth.
(Marc Mohan, Portland Oregonian)
I don’t get the enthusiasm for this movie, written and directed by Damien Chazelle, which is such a cooked-up piece of claptrap that I half expected Darth Vader to pick up the baton. We’re supposed to think that Terence’s tough love is more “honest” than the usual pussyfooting tutelage, but in any sane society this guy would have been brought up on charges long ago.
(Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor)

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