A Late Quartet Reviews

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November 21, 2019
Although the tone and pacing may not set the screen alight, A Late Quartet has sensitivity, sophistication and a strong, watchable cast ensemble.
August 6, 2019
A little more of that kind of restrained elegance and musical beauty may have freed the film from its somewhat stifling atmosphere.
February 13, 2019
Little more than a muddled cacophony of clichéd dramatic twists and transparent developments, somehow belying its eloquent and graceful leitmotif.
August 27, 2018
Surrounded by the unraveling lives of his longtime musical partners, the understated gravity that Walken gives this fading arts patriarch is a gratifying reminder that it's the quieter notes that are often the most resonant, onstage and off.
October 25, 2017
The unconvincing, histrionic script makes all of this seem more contrived than controlled.
October 3, 2017
A Late Quartet is a terrible film-it's like an idiots' Amour.
September 1, 2017
It's a great, engaging acting ensemble perfectly in tune.
June 17, 2013
We can note immediately that Zilberman has the requisite gifts.
June 12, 2013
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.
June 9, 2013
If nothing else, A Late Quartet captures the reality of dealing with professional classical musicians.
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.
April 12, 2013
Constantly engaging.
April 8, 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.
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.
April 7, 2013
Impressive, superior drama.
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.
April 5, 2013
It is not flawless but it makes you watch, and listen, closely throughout.
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.
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.
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...
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