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Whiplash Review

Whiplash Rating: 4.1/5

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Whiplash  English Movie Review

Ratings:4/5 Review By:  Rajeev Masand Site:CNN IBN
Shot and edited at a rapid-fire pace, the camera zooming in on Andrew's drum-kit as his fingers bleed to achieve Fletcher's desired tempo, the film never lets up or loosens its grip on your attention. Right upto the very end, Chazelle eschews conventional narratives, leaving us with an unexpected and shocking final showdown that's worthy of a standing ovation. I'm going with four out of five for 'Whiplash'. It's tense, consistently compelling, and a dazzlingly original piece of work that you cannot miss.
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Ratings:4.5/5 Review By: Gavin Rasquinha Site:Times Of India (TOI)
Some might feel that the depiction of jazz here is too harsh. But then again, Fletcher's approach is about mastering the underpinning forms and structures before a player explores improvisational methods. The taut editing (Tom Cross) is outstanding and Simmons outdoes himself. When the thumping tom-toms, trombones and tympani fall silent, what you are also left with is a career-topping performance (thus far, at least!) from Miles Teller.
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Ratings:4/5 Review By: Raja Sen Site:Rediff
Director Damien Chazelle’s stunning and absorbing Whiplash takes these two freaks -- this old man with a tongue made of daggers and this youngster with alarming amounts of focus -- and pits them against each other in a delicious, deadly battle of jazz. They glide toward unscaleable peaks forsaking their lives, their careers, their families, their sanity... and all for what?
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Ratings:4/5 Review By:  Anupama Chopra Site:Hindustan Times
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Ratings:4/5 Review By: Juhi Matta Site:Bookmyshow
Whiplash is a film that will haunt you long after it’s over. It shows us both sides of ambition and talent, and it does this remarkably. It’s not easy to make unsympathetic characters like Fletcher relatable, but somehow, the film manages to do just that. It is the perfect film for awards season, since it checks all the boxes without feeling like Oscar bait!
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  1. WHIPLASH: An orgasmic emotional-musical masterpiece! [4/5]

    Pushing talents under him beyond their limitations and get them on the edge where they can take the flight to the glory from is always a job for any mentor passionate about his work. But the question is, “Is there any line?” What if you go too far and discourage these flimsy souls from being one of the greats? The answer comes unapologetically from a ruthless, wild, egoistic and hard-to-please mentor, “The great would never be discouraged!”

    Damien Chazelle’s Oscar-nominated WHIPLASH is an amazingly inspiring & exhilarating musical drama that takes your breath away with sheer levels of excitement in the plot and manages to make your heart skip a beat or two with riveting performances. For Andrew- a hopeful young drummer [played by Miles Teller of THE SPECTACULAR NOW fame], getting on board in the most prestigious music school-band was never a task but the real war begins when the foul-mouthed, perfection-seeking and short-tempered music teacher Fletcher [J.K. Simmons in an award-wining role] takes the control with a priggish pledge to produce nothing less than all time greats in the history of music.

    In Fletcher’s erratic, impulsive and unpredictable rulebook; being out-of-tune is a crime but the bigger sin is not knowing the fact that you weren’t out of tune and somebody else was. Strict like an army commandant, Fletcher believes in putting one in constant ‘cut throat’ competitions to extract the best out of him. You usually don’t get the part in Fletcher’s band; you earn it…and by putting all your hard work, purest form of dedication and relentless practice-sessions till you sweat your blood out. This man is so confined in his reputation-driven sarcastically atrocious teaching methods that the ‘self-killing’ news of one of his disciples would also not change anything in & about him.

    On the other hand, it is a willful young blood with an immovable passion that can travel to any extend to get what he deserves. Andrew’s perseverance is a perfect counterpart to Fletcher’s bleak arrogance. Together they create one of the most engaging sorcerer-apprentice affiliations. In performances also, Simmons’ energized fanatic act mixed with all grumpy-crimpy look does the part well for an evil-ish portrayal of the character. It comes effortless, effectively and doesn’t quite leave you even after you settle down in your regular comforts. Miles Teller has been charming you from long now but this one shows a little harder side of him. Playing a character that demands so much of physical as well as the emotional traumatic behavior is well handled by Teller.

    You can’t go with an average background score if the soul of the film finds its base in music; WHIPLASH knows it better. Chazelle’s indulgent obsession with drum beats and the perfectly ‘cut to the beat’ editing patterns give the film a very engaging, rhythmic and arousing feel to it. The airtight screenplay leaves no space for a dull moment here. Watch if music can ignite the most fascinating emotions in you and if the hunger to do great in life could make you feel still very much in the game. Fletcher declares in the film, “There are no two-words more harmful in English language than ‘Good Job!’, because it ends the prospect to perfect. Gladly, WHIPLASH doesn’t fear that. It is an orgasmic emotional-musical masterpiece described best and generously as a ‘Great Job!’. Don’t miss! [4/5]


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