Quartet Reviews

May 16, 2019
"Quartet" retains its power to unsettle in its accumulation of cuts and bruises, the rare Merchant-Ivory-Jhabvala effort that mines a glamorized past not for nuanced dignity but for a kind of elegant, honest sordidness.
May 16, 2019
Ivory's interest is focused so completely on the period clothes and decor that the drama never surfaces.
March 26, 2009
Ivory takes his usual aloofly observant distance and the film's love triangle loses some drastic impetus.
February 9, 2006
The direction, intimate yet retaining a sense of distance, is true both to Rhys and to Ivory.
August 30, 2004
''Quartet'' is handsome but, ultimately, weightless.