Blog: Whiplash


8 /9

There are some fanciful elements that are fairly unrealistic. I also was a bit disappointed in how it ended — fairly abrupt — but it fit my expectations, and what’s his face played the antagonist role perfectly.


3 /9

Everyone in it is a horrible person. The music is the best character.


5 /9

It strained credulity for me that a music professor could get away with such overt, public emotional and physical abuse for years. It crossed the line for me when no person behaves the way anyone would during a scene late in the story. J.K. Simmons plays a compelling antagonist, which is what drew me in, but the same can’t be said of the protagonist, who was an obnoxious deterrent. By the end, I felt miserable and apathetic to what was going on.