Based on 86 votes and 20 reviews
Brilliant, heartbreaking, honest, flawlessly acted.
One of the best films I've seen in the past few years.
Loved this movie. The acting by the drummer, Miles Teller and of JK Simmons was outstanding.
Terrific, I had a long drive from one corner of the city to the opposite side just to see this film in limited release, but would do it again in a heartbeat for such a rewarding experience.
fab flick on so many levels
Great acting from everyone. Great movie.
Outstanding film in every way. Okay I love jazz and drums, so I'm biased - but if the drumming was poor, the acting bad, I'm more of a critic! The horns and reeds were professional in every way, a real experience for music lovers! J.K. will win the Oscar and should.
A pretentious, meandering overblown episode of Fame with delusions of grandeur. Performances and direction are merely perfunctory. Nothing, save the fantastic music, is worth the price of admission. Save that money and buy some jazz. You'll be happy you did.
The BEST film of the year so far! From the acting to the story to the direction to the editing! This is a fast paced, entertaining film! Anyone who's ever had an inclination to pursue music as a career or just loves music should see this film! It better not be snubbed by the Oscars!
The BEST film of the year so far! From the acting to the story to the direction to the editing! This is a fast paced, entertaining film! Anyone who's ever had an inclination to pursue music as a career or just loves music should see this film! If better not be snubbed by the Oscars!
The best movie that I have seen in years. I will see it again...
GREAT MOVIE. J K Simmons should be a shoo-in for an Oscar as should the young, FABULOUS drummer be nominated for BEST supporting actor. What an unexpected thrill this movie is. How wonderful, terrific this great this movie is. I recommended it to many friends who weren't going to see Whiplash.....they did, and loved it also.
Outstanding, riveting and thoroughly entertaining. Great story, and you don't know how it will end (which is unusual these days). Incredible acting by all. A definite must see at the theatre.
Great intense movie about a drummer trying to make it but the dynamics remind me of a movie about sports and the drive and commitment to be great
This is a fantastic movie that depicts the intense drive and commitment it takes for the main character, Andrew Neyman, to succeed as the core drummer in a prestigious jazz band. Miles Teller and JK Simmons are riveting!!
Saw this at TIFF, fabulously entertaining, very well done, thunderous applause as we lept to out feet on the final note.