A Late Quartet
A Late Quartet (2012)

When the beloved cellist of a world-renowned string quartet receives a life changing diagnosis, the group's future suddenly hangs in the balance: suppressed emotions, competing egos, and uncontrollable passions threaten to derail years… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: November 2, 2012
DVD Release Date: February 5, 2013
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Critic Score: 77% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: An outstanding ensemble cast lends weight and depth to A Late Quartet's melodramatic script, and the result is insightful and emotionally satisfying.

Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

We can note immediately that Zilberman has the requisite gifts.

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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star

[It] may not sound like a scintillatingly good time at the movies, but actually it is.

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Craig D. Lindsey

The unconvincing, histrionic script makes all of this seem more contrived than controlled.

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Tom Huddleston
Time Out

The result is a perfectly serviceable, well acted melodrama - but why so serious?

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

The outstanding ensemble cast keeps the story - and its accompanying emotional heft - from becoming overly baroque.

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Ryan Gilbey
New Statesman

A Late Quartet is a terrible film-it's like an idiots' Amour.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

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.

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James Berardinelli

Yes, A Late Quartet is disappointing. But it's also pretty bad.

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Angie Errigo
Metro (UK)

It's a great, engaging acting ensemble perfectly in tune.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
A quartet's leader falls ill as marital strife hits two other members. Essentially an acting master class, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, and… More
Josh Morris
A Late Quartet is a superlatively acted, well written, intense and downbeat melodrama. It's quiet and heartfelt, though probably too intellectual and… More
Cynthia S.
Maybe I needed to be a classical music fan in order to enjoy this film. Wonderful actors. Nicely done..but I found the story slow, tedious, and rather… More
William Dunmyer
"A Late Quartet" is a magnificent film, the best I've seen in 2012 thus far. It reminds me of when "In the Bedroom" was released in… More
Everett Johnson
Movies about violinists aren't usually my thing, but looking over the cast I figured I would give it a shot. Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Walken,… More
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