• Released
  • January 11, 2013
  • (Limited)
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 37 min
  • Comedy
    Showbiz Comedy
  • 554 Fan Ratings
88

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

They have the perfect supporting cast, made up of a group of exceptional real-life musicians: retired members of orchestras and opera companies, and a pianist bristling with the suppressed impatience of the longtime accompanist. (To see who they are, stick around for the credits.)
Full Review
75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Quartet is buoyed by the Scottish charm of Billy Connolly, as a lovable flirt and extrovert - he is a delight and also a locus of truth in every scene he's in.
Full Review
75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The actors are world-class charmers, and the magnificent Dame Maggie is the diva divine. Her wit still stings, as it does on "Downton Abbey."
Full Review
75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
And that, in the end, is what Quartet is about: determined engagement, embracing music and theater and the arts, and embracing the friends and loved ones you have around you.
Full Review
75

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Dustin Hoffman, a 75-year-old first-time feature director better known as a great old acting pro, conducts at a pleasant tempo.
Full Review
75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Quartet is endearing, sometimes even irresistible.
Full Review
70

NPR

By Ella Taylor
Personally, I'd show up for Maggie Smith's top-drawer basilisk stare if she were guesting on "Sesame Street."
Full Review
70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
It's a privilege to watch peerless actors at the peak of their powers.
Full Review
63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Quartet is a sweet-tempered, rather fuddly drama about retired opera singers, and compared to a slick crowd-pleaser like "Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," with whom it shares a star and a sentimentalized view of old age, it's a mess.
Full Review
60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Music lovers will appreciate both the score and the nostalgic end credits, which revisit the early years of the aged supporting cast (many of whom were actual musicians).
Full Review
64 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.