Quick Movie Reviews
Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 07/02/2019
J. K. Simmons rules every scene, and Miles Teller gives an extremely underrated performance in this intense drama that is one of the best films of the decade.
Chris Kavan - wrote on 02/04/2016
Who would have thought a film taking place mostly in a conservatory would be so intense? J.K. Simmons (who won nearly every award under the sun for his role) is a harsh task master, but one who thinks the only way to bring out the best is to push people to their limits (and perhaps a bit beyond). Mile Teller is the student who wants to be the next, great jazz drummer and is willing to sweat, bleed and take the abuse to get there. The two have a battle of wills - who wins - who loses? That might be up to the viewer to decide, but the real winner is whoever gets to watch this powerhouse of a film.
Gabe - wrote on 01/12/2016
Who would've thought that a film taking place mostly within a music school and a performance hall could be so suspenseful? But this is! It's a well acted roller-coaster of a ride that will leave you wanting more! J.K. Simmons totally deserves his Academy Award. He's pure evil and yet, I really do think he means well. The weak link here is Miles Teller and Andrew, but he's not all bad. This is a must see!
tonks76 - wrote on 04/30/2015
wow!!! JK Simmons is great. and the drumms too haha. Excellent cast, excellent story, excellent music. Would you bleed to be great? :)
Lee - wrote on 02/20/2015
Jk Simmons is the driving force behind young director Damien Chazelle's (The Last Exorcism Part II) gripping story of a jazz drummer's blood sweat and tears to succeed and a " tough as nails" jazz instructor who goes to the extremes to bring the best out of people.