4.5

Whiplash

Music


 

A young jazz drummer, inspired by the tutelage of his psychotic teacher, does whatever it takes to be the best.

"Whiplash" is exceptional... with all its encompassing blood, sweat and tears. No musical background is required, as this brilliantly determined film will completely absorb you with commanding performances, enchanting rhythm and rapid editing. The story is a strong is a character piece, with the spotlight shining on the obsessive culture and lengths some of the orchestra members go to better their skills, expertly captured in the films contained and manic style. Just the right tempo.

Anthony Macali

Limited Release 23rd October 2014
107 mins