Quartet (2013)

Beecham House is abuzz. The rumor circling the halls is that the home for retired musicians is soon to play host to a new resident. Word is, it's a star. For Reginald Paget (Tom Courtenay), Wilfred Bond (Billy Connolly) and Cecily… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release Date: January 11, 2013
DVD Release Date: June 18, 2013
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Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It's sweet, gentle, and predictable to a fault, but Dustin Hoffman's affectionate direction and the talented cast's amiable charm make Quartet too difficult to resist.

Peter Debruge

The film's scant plot plays second fiddle to Hoffman and Harwood's nuanced exploration of love so long unrequited.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

"Quartet" is one of those movies that looks so effortless, it's easy to forget just how much could have gone wrong.

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Tom Clift
Movie Mezzanine

More lethargically paced than even the slowest of its geriatric characters, the movie creeps along with all the dull, inoffensive inevitability of old age.

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Deborah Young
Hollywood Reporter

Dustin Hoffman's directing debut about retired musicians in the third act of their lives has a winning, classy charm for older audiences.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

'Quartet" is a lovely little charm bracelet of a film, a fairy tale for the geriatric set blessed with a wonderful cast and a carry-on attitude.

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Gerald Peary
Boston Phoenix

Will she, or won't she, join the others on stage in a quartet rendition of Verdi? Not to worry: it all unravels splendidly in this teeth-in-a-glass comedic drama.

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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

The first thing to note is that Hoffman has apparently had a grand time working with these professionals, all of whom as residents of the home are splendid.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Hoffman, in his directorial debut, has crafted a hopeful movie with a warm atmosphere, but one that's realistic, too.

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Matthew Korfhage
Willamette Week

While Hoffman seems very aware he's gently closing the book on an entire generation of entertainers, he nonetheless allows them to do what they've always done best: be entertaining.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Dustin Hoffman executive produced and then directed this ode to those who chose the stage, to entertain, and who live to see the spotlight pass them by.… More
William Dunmyer
A trifling mediocrity. "Quartet," Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut, has all the depth and complexity of a Hallmark greeting card. Sickeningly… More
Bathsheba Monk
I loved this movie despite the fact that I knew where it was going almost immediately. But, hey, a home full of retired musicians who still manage to make… More
Greg S
When a prima donna past her due date arrives at a home for retired musicians, three of her old colleagues try to put the past behind them and recruit her to… More
Film Crazy
Great cast, Fantastic acting but not a fantastic movie. It's disappointing i wanted more comedy and i wanted to know more about each character. If it… More
Mike S
Dustin Hoffman, the old chap. There's a life-affirming irony in how he, 75 years of age, has chosen to make his directorial debut about a group of retired… More