A Late Quartet Reviews

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June 17, 2013
We can note immediately that Zilberman has the requisite gifts.
April 5, 2013
It is not flawless but it makes you watch, and listen, closely throughout.
April 4, 2013
Wants to be Bergman, ends up more like a burgundy-hued Sunset Beach.
April 4, 2013
A movie with clarity and grownup complexity.
April 4, 2013
The result is a perfectly serviceable, well acted melodrama - but why so serious?
Top Critic
January 22, 2013
November 30, 2012
The screenplay by Seth Grossman and Israeli-American director Yaron Zilberman is old-fashioned and melodramatic but stirring in its portrait of people struggling with individual egos to produce something nobler than themselves.
November 29, 2012
[It] may not sound like a scintillatingly good time at the movies, but actually it is.
November 15, 2012
The outstanding ensemble cast keeps the story - and its accompanying emotional heft - from becoming overly baroque.
November 12, 2012
Yes, A Late Quartet is disappointing. But it's also pretty bad.
November 9, 2012
For a film that relies so heavily on the lasting power of a classical master, A Late Quartet never really converts any viewers to his church.
November 8, 2012
Walken - and Zilberman - shows us how music can utterly transport us to another place.
November 8, 2012
Engaging, intelligent, but direction doesn't quite live up to a first-rate cast.
November 6, 2012
The movie is haut-bourgeois to the bone, but so am I: Let's hear some chamber music and have a little laugh and a cry!
November 4, 2012
...the very definition of a character driven drama, the performances humbling in their power.
November 2, 2012
Of the cast, the standout is Walken, who gives a performance of superlative grace amid all the hectoring.
November 2, 2012
The movie doesn't resolve on a sour note, but it takes the viewer along a too-familiar set of tones.
November 2, 2012
Unless you're channeling the forgiving spirit of Casals, I'm afraid this one hits too many off notes to recommend.
November 2, 2012
Yaron Zilberman, a documentarian making his feature debut, treads a fine line between farce and drama ...
November 2, 2012
A half-glass of a movie, full of superlative performances and sublime music but empty when it comes to a story rife with melodrama and trite plot conventions.
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