• R, 1 hr. 45 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Yaron Zilberman
    In Theaters:
    Nov 2, 2012 Limited
    On DVD:
    Feb 5, 2013
  • Entertainment One


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A Late Quartet Reviews

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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
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We can note immediately that Zilberman has the requisite gifts.

Full Review Source: The New Republic

June 17, 2013
Andrew Simpson
Fan The Fire

Not without its touching moments, A Late Quartet nevertheless can't truly escape the eye-rolling determinism of its script, with only a pragmatic, wry Christopher Walken truly convincing as a man who has lived inextricably bound with his music.

Full Review Source: Fan The Fire | Original Score: 2/5

June 12, 2013
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

If nothing else, A Late Quartet captures the reality of dealing with professional classical musicians.

Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Original Score: 2.5/5

June 9, 2013
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger

A classical-music ensemble rosins up the bull in a tone-deaf melodrama that loves its musical metaphors almost has much as it adores afternoon soaps.

Full Review Source: The Patriot Ledger | Original Score: C+

May 13, 2013
David Parkinson
Radio Times

Constantly engaging.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 3/5

April 12, 2013

One might expect a film set in the high culture world of classical music to come up with a more sophisticated metaphor for the insecurities of a violinist than having him worry about always playing second fiddle in life.

Full Review Source: Scotsman | Original Score: 2/5

April 8, 2013
Philip French
Observer [UK]

A Late Quartet is visually and musically rich. But above all there are the performances, individually and as an ensemble, and they're pitch perfect.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

April 8, 2013
Steve Newall

Impressive, superior drama.

Full Review Source: Flicks.co.nz | Original Score: 4/5

April 7, 2013
Rich Cline

While this film has some bracingly strong observations on the nature of long-term professional and personal relationships, it also feels somewhat theatrical in the way its story develops.

Full Review Source: Contactmusic.com | Original Score: 3/5

April 5, 2013
Derek Malcolm
This is London

It is not flawless but it makes you watch, and listen, closely throughout.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 4/5

April 5, 2013
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph

It isn't great art, but it is patterned after great art, and there are worse ways to make a film than that.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 3/5

April 5, 2013
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]

The film offers first-rate, mostly middle-aged actors in an intelligent screenplay that's decently crafted, covers interesting but unfamiliar ground and has a worthwhile central idea.

Full Review Source: Daily Mail [UK] | Original Score: 4/5

April 4, 2013
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

[L]ays on [its] metaphor a little too thickly, [but] all is preforgiven... by the sheer joy of getting to watch Christopher Walken, Catherine Keener, and Philip Seymour Hoffman rattle around one another...

Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher

April 4, 2013
David Jenkins
Little White Lies

Wants to be Bergman, ends up more like a burgundy-hued Sunset Beach.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 2/5

April 4, 2013
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express

The picture's really about the trials and joys of performing for a living so it's no surprise that it has attracted such a fine cast, nor that its principal virtue lies in the acting.

Full Review Source: Daily Express | Original Score: 4/5

April 4, 2013
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian [UK]

A movie with clarity and grownup complexity.

Full Review Source: Guardian [UK]

April 4, 2013
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

Insightful and incandescent, this is a film for both music lovers and movie lovers.

Full Review Source: Financial Times | Original Score: 4/5

April 4, 2013
Rob Daniel
Sky Movies

This skilfully constructed, beautifully performed drama will satisfy audiences looking for smart, intelligent filmmaking.

Full Review Source: Sky Movies | Original Score: 3/5

April 4, 2013
Matthew Turner

Engaging drama, enlivened by a trio of terrific performances from Hoffman, Keener and Walken, though the script occasionally feels a little contrived.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 3/5

April 4, 2013
Tom Huddleston
Time Out
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The result is a perfectly serviceable, well acted melodrama - but why so serious?

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

April 4, 2013
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