• 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
Top Critic IconTop Critic

We can note immediately that Zilberman has the requisite gifts.

Full Review Source: The New Republic

June 17, 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
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
Flicks.co.nz

Impressive, superior drama.

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

April 7, 2013
Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com

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
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

A movie with clarity and grownup complexity.

Full Review Source: Guardian

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
ViewLondon

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

A pathos-laden chamber piece poignantly played by an ensemble of actors at the peak of their powers.

Full Review Source: Film4

April 3, 2013
Jason Best
Movie Talk

It's a shame that director Yaron Zilberman feels the need to raise the dramatic stakes so implausibly high, as the actors really are excellent - and the music is sublime.

Full Review Source: Movie Talk

April 2, 2013
Stella Papamichael
Digital Spy

It's a film dripping with Zilberman's passion for classical music and the way it touches the emotions, and because the actors feel it too, you can forgive any moments of discord.

Full Review Source: Digital Spy | Original Score: 3/5

April 2, 2013
Siobhan Synnot
Scotsman

It's easy to dismiss Zilberman's film as a bit soapy and self-conscious, but I enjoyed the script's bookish digressions ...

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

April 1, 2013
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
January 22, 2013
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
January 22, 2013
Leonard Maltin
ReelzChannel.com
January 22, 2013
Ella Taylor
NPR.org
January 22, 2013
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