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Damien Chazelle



A promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential.

  • Director: Damien Chazelle
  • Main Cast: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist, Paul Reiser
  • Soundtrack: Justin Hurwitz
  • Cinematography: Sharone Meir
  • Screenplay: Damien Chazelle
  • Cinema Premiere: October 10, 2014

What do the critics think?


13 reviews of Whiplash (2014)

  • 1. Aftonbladet
    8 / 10

    "Whiplash" does for jazz music what "Black Swan" did for ballet. Artistry as horror.

    Swedish: aftonbladet.se »

  • 2. Dagens Nyheter
    8 / 10

    The rhythm, the incredible tight editing, the hyper-efficient storytelling is orchestrated in a completely perfect way.

    Swedish: dn.se »

  • 3. Russin
    8 / 10

    What should one think? There is no correct answer. But damn, does it swing.

    Swedish: russin.nu »

  • 4. Göteborgs-Posten
    8 / 10

    Up until the very last drum solo, the storyline is unpredictable and Miles Teller shines as the co-dependent overachiever.

    Swedish: gp.se »

  • 5. Uppsala Nya Tidning
    8 / 10

    Miles Teller and JK Simmons excel in an almost psychotic duel in the captivating "Whiplash".

    Swedish: unt.se »

  • 6. Svenska Dagbladet
    6.6 / 10

    Curling methods do not create artists, talents should be tormented in order to blossom. The psychological insight that "Whiplash" is based on is thin, but the film lands on something beautiful

    Swedish: svd.se »

  • 7. Filmtopp
    6 / 10

    Whiplash offers a sweaty drama with a brilliant J.K. Simmons.

    Swedish: filmtopp.se »

  • 8. Moviezine
    6 / 10

    Miles Teller impresses behind the drums in this Sundance-winning drama about the price of ambition. But in the end, it is J.K. Simmons' brilliant performance as a sharp-tongued music teacher that is remembered the most, and the swinging soundtrack, of course.

    Swedish: moviezine.se »

  • 9. Gefle Dagblad
    6 / 10

    What the film really wants to say becomes highly unclear, but it is still a rather entertaining reel with a convincing J.K. Simmons in the role of the almost psychopathic teacher Terence Fletcher.

    Swedish: gd.se »

  • 10. SVT
    6 / 10

    "Whiplash" is in many ways precisely the indie gem I had been hoping for after all the hype since last year's Sundance to this year's Oscars.

    Swedish: svt.se »

  • 11. Sydsvenskan
    4 / 10

    Authoritarian pedagogy when musicians are being drilled

    Swedish: sydsvenskan.se »

  • 12. Kommunalarbetaren
    2 / 10

    The actors do their part and they do it really well, it's the script and the direction that are the problem.

    Swedish: ka.se »

  • 13. Fredrik Fyhr
    No Rating

    Boring conventions and unrealistic scenarios killed all joy for me, and I find it ironic that a film about the intensive training of artistic greatness is not a more disciplined or original film.

    Swedish: fredrikfyhr.se »

World-Wide Box Office Revenue

Box Office

Whiplash has earned a total of 48 982 041 dollars from cinemas across the world (the global box office).