Excerpt: Una maravilla de intensidad inasumible, una batalla monstruosa por alcanzar algo tan inalcanzable como la Perfección. Su bicéfala criatura central rinde a un nivel espectacular, pero J.K. Simmons encuentra aquí un tótem inolvidable. Una película obligada.
Excerpt: Whiplash no es sólo un fascinante ejercicio cinematográfico para bateristas; es una reflexión intensa sobre los límites a los cuales se está dispuesto a llegar para alcanzar una vocación o un sueño.
Excerpt: Damien Chazelle begins his film with a black screen, the sound of a drumbeat escalating into a frenzy, before we see Andrew isolated with his kit at the end of a hall. Tunnel vision. In one brief moment, Chazelle’s set his primary theme.
Excerpt: Whiplash is best understood as a twisted inversion of an inspirational teacher movie… It’s a bizarro Dead Poets Society in which encouragement and belief is replaced with outright cruelty, and Robin Williams is replaced with R. Lee Ermey.
Excerpt: …one marvels at the command Chazelle exhibits as he enlists Simmons, Teller, Tom Cross’s brilliantly rhythmic editing and the syncopated, drum-centered score by Justin Hurwitz to propel us through a heart-stopping depiction of instructional sadism run amok.
Excerpt: Never would one expect a film like “Whiplash” about discipline and raw talent in the world of jazz music to be as brutal and emotionally distressing as a blood sport. Miles Teller is fiercely riveting and J.K. Simmons is nothing short of unforgettable.
Excerpt: Without ever taking a clear stance on the matter – to its credit –, Whiplash fascinatingly embeds its negotiation between the rewarding charms of everyday existence and the costly price of trying to be a legate of high art in a ceaselessly gripping, admirably minimalistic narrative. It may not be quite true to life, but it makes for outstanding cinema.
Excerpt: There’s a close shade of R. Lee Ermey’s cantankerous drill sergeant from Full Metal Jacket in Simmons’ fierce performance as he controls the band with an intensity that could have Shaffer tromboners shitting Tiffany cufflinks at any moment.
Excerpt: As suas lições podem-se aplicar à vida em geral, mas o que fica para a posterioridade são as intensas e fortes sequências onde as personagens de J.K.Simmons e Milles Teller batalham até ao desgaste com tudo o que têm e contribuem assim para um argumento emotivo e forte.
Excerpt: You would be forgiven for thinking that a movie about drumming wouldn’t be terribly exciting, but debut writer-director Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash is quite the surprise: this drama about a music student and his vitriolic mad-dog instructor is one of 2014’s most intense and suspenseful films.
Excerpt: Por isso há toda uma trama desenvolvida a partir daí, que muda o rumo do filme num instante, tornando-o sobre humanos quando parecia ser sobre música. Se foi pela música que nos conquistou, será pela humanidade que o recordaremos.
Excerpt: Unfortunately, there is some third-act silliness on the way to that finale that nearly kicks Whiplash‘s legs out from under it. After ushering us into the private space of the band room, Chazelle doesn’t really know how to open that back up and return characters to the real world.