About

Under the direction of a ruthless instructor, a talented young drummer begins to pursue perfection at any cost, even his humanity.

8.5
2,644
Directed by

Damien Chazelle

Written by

Damien Chazelle (Screenplay)

Runtime

107 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

The road to greatness can take you to the edge.

Cast

Keywords

new york city violence young adult jazz obsession conservatory music teacher montage drummer public humiliation jazz band music school

Photos

Lists

#45 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#220 on The 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#28 on The 50 best films of the decade so far The Dissolve

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

Awards

Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role J.K. Simmons

Oscar for Best Achievement in Sound Mixing Craig Mann Ben Wilkins

Oscar for Best Achievement in Film Editing Tom Cross

Oscar nomination for Best Motion Picture of the Year Jason Blum Helen Estabrook David Lancaster