• Released
  • November 2, 2012
  • (Limited)
  • R , 1 hr 45 min
  • Drama
    Music/Performing Arts
A Late Quartet Synopsis
When a beloved cellist of a world-renowned string quartet receives a life-changing diagnosis, the group's future suddenly hangs in the balance.
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Walken was largely typecast in quirky roles as a result of playing the title character's brother in "Annie Hall," so it's something of a...
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A Late Quartet does one of the most interesting things any film can do. It shows how skilled professionals work.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Grace notes abound in A Late Quartet, a small, shining gem of a movie that works its way into your heart with insinuating potency of...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
For those willing to enter this world and pay attention, A Late Quartet provides distinct and uncommon satisfactions.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The title refers not only to particular music by Beethoven but also to the fictional string quartet of Yaron Zilberman's fussily genteel,...
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
The screenplay by Seth Grossman and Israeli-American director Yaron Zilberman is old-fashioned and melodramatic but stirring in its...
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70

NPR

By Ella Taylor
It's rare these days to see an old-fashioned, elegant chamber-piece movie about life and art - let alone one with Christopher Walken as, of...
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63

New York Observer

By Rex Reed
Playing the cello is such a pleasant change of pace that he (Walken) eventually grows on you, scene by scene, proving for the first time...
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The performances are worth a look, especially since Christopher Walken so rarely gets to play a sane person.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

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The film mines both the relationship issues and the Upper East Side neighborhoods of Woody Allen's best work, but could use an added dose...
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Music Personified!

By pedsarq
This movie has many layers. First, there's the music. The setup of the story, the pace, and the drama that ensues is all related to the pace of Beethoven's favorite String Quartet, one of his late...

Introspective and enjoyable

By anooshig
Wonderful acting and very enjoyable. Great introspective film showing the pitfalls of too much familiarity and connection when working closely together in a group. Don't miss it....

one of the best and most memorable films of the year

By mtierra
This is admittedly a thoughtful movie, one that explores the paradox and complexity of human emotions beyond the usual two dimensional representation of more heavily promoted blockbusters. This is a...

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Richly acted & layered

By dulcinea59
If nothing else see it to enjoy Christopher Walken playing a non psychopath....

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By maureen240
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great

By majofi81764
Brilliant/beautiful ending...

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Rated R | For Language and some sexuality
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 16+ Drama about musicians has great acting, some mature content.
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POSITIVE MESSAGES
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DRINKING & DRUGS
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