A Late Quartet Reviews

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Top Critic
Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
June 17, 2013
We can note immediately that Zilberman has the requisite gifts.
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
May 13, 2013
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 | Original Score: C+
David Parkinson
Radio Times
April 12, 2013
Constantly engaging.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip French
Observer [UK]
April 8, 2013
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.
Steve Newall
Flicks.co.nz
April 7, 2013
Impressive, superior drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com
April 5, 2013
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Derek Malcolm
This is London
April 5, 2013
It is not flawless but it makes you watch, and listen, closely throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph
April 5, 2013
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
April 4, 2013
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 | Original Score: 4/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
April 4, 2013
[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...
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express
April 4, 2013
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 | Original Score: 4/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
April 4, 2013
A movie with clarity and grownup complexity.
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
April 4, 2013
Insightful and incandescent, this is a film for both music lovers and movie lovers.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rob Daniel
Sky Movies
April 4, 2013
This skilfully constructed, beautifully performed drama will satisfy audiences looking for smart, intelligent filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
April 4, 2013
Engaging drama, enlivened by a trio of terrific performances from Hoffman, Keener and Walken, though the script occasionally feels a little contrived.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Tom Huddleston
Time Out
April 4, 2013
The result is a perfectly serviceable, well acted melodrama - but why so serious?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 3, 2013
A pathos-laden chamber piece poignantly played by an ensemble of actors at the peak of their powers.
Jason Best
Movie Talk
April 2, 2013
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.
Stella Papamichael
Digital Spy
April 2, 2013
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Siobhan Synnot
Scotsman
April 1, 2013
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 | Original Score: 3/5
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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