If only the director of this film would've insisted on the discipline that Fletcher demands of his students.
As a musician (drummer actually) I'm always a bit put off by actors not syncing up the music they pretend to play.
Since this film is about drumming, I hoped they'd put some extra effort in making it appear that the musicians actually play what I'm hearing.
I must admit Teller mimics it pretty well, but it's just annoying to see him…
This must've been the worst movie I've seen in several years. And I've seen quite a few strong contenders.
How could an actor like Mads Mikkelsen read this script and actually decide to do the film? It's some of the worst screenwriting I've ever seen. Cliché upon cliché. Very hard-to-believe actions (even for a shallow action movie, this just will not stand). Meaningless, uninspired dialogue. Shallow characters. Horrific acting (can someone tell me why Shia Lebeouf is considered a decent actor anyway?). What a joke. Wow. Just, wow.