Andrew Neiman is an ambitious young jazz drummer, single-minded in his pursuit to rise to the top of his elite east coast music conservatory. Terence Fletcher, an instructor known equally for his teaching talents and his terrifying methods, discovers Andrew and transfers him into his band. Andrew’s passion to achieve perfection soon spirals into obsession, as his ruthless teacher continues to push him to the brink of both his ability and his sanity.
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Ratings and Reviews
- Average 8.5/10
- Fresh 264
- Rotten 19
Critics Consensus: Intense, inspiring, and well-acted, Whiplash is a brilliant sophomore effort from director Damien Chazelle and a riveting vehicle for stars J.K. Simmons and Miles Teller.
Compelling drama about relentless pursuit of perfection.
Cast & Crew
- Sony Pictures Classics
- English (Subtitles, Audio Description, Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
- English (United Kingdom) (Subtitles), French (Subtitles, Stereo), German (Subtitles)
- Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.
- Audio description refers to a narration track describing what is happening on screen to provide context for those who are blind or have low vision.