Quartet Synopsis
A once-popular opera diva (Maggie Smith) reunites with her ex-husband at a retirement home.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Quartet is endearing, sometimes even irresistible.
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By Ella Taylor
Personally, I'd show up for Maggie Smith's top-drawer basilisk stare if she were guesting on "Sesame Street."
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
It's a privilege to watch peerless actors at the peak of their powers.
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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...
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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...
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Quartet is a Charmer

By donnahu
This is a nice feel-good flick, but very well acted and enjoyable. The music of course, is wonderful, and the chance to see a wonderful group of retired musicians actually playing and singing is...


By wvbrierre
Thoroughly delightful. Beecham House is just the type of retirement community we would all like to move into when we get to be that age. If only we were all talented musicians....

Sweet story

By jjclemente
Love and romance know no age limits. Easy to like, clever dialogue, lush scenery and great casting. Nothing spectacular and nothing not to like. If you like the current collection of movies...


By spoonie5555
This is a good movie, although it is a little slow moving and not for folks under 50 or so. I'm well over that, so I enjoyed it. It made me laugh and made me cry and gave me hope for love into old...

Terrifically funny!

By Silver_views
Superb cast of actors that give you their best in this hilarious look at aging opera stars. Treat yourself to a fun experience of the elderly perspective of themselves....

Very moving

By Classical_Music_Lover
I am a "senior musician," and I was very moved by this film The music is wonderful throughout, the setting is beautiful, and the story is "right on." The acting was superb, but reading the credits at...

Never too Late

By guthrieae@gmail.com
I guess I'm a sucker for anything Maggie Smith! The cast was amazing, the story heartwarming and the setting stunning. This movie is for any age and has a wonderful message that, it's never too late...


By Denver4106
Wishing there had been more actual music playing by the members of the musicians retirement home, and perhaps a bit more of the back stories of the principal players Quartet was, nonetheless, a...

Quartet is funny and charming

By tonyhasit
Quartet is funny and charming. Even though I don't like opera, I do love music, and I appreciate the music throughout this movie. But the best part of this movie is it's humor....

More than just a movie - it's a feeling...

By sonticgs
Interesting, engaging, happy ending. I found the film to be a bit slow in some spots, but Sissy kept us guessing and loving her. Maggie Smith was excellent as always. The story line is familiar...

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Rated PG-13 | For Suggestive Humor and Brief Strong Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Charming comedy about elderly opera singers fine for teens.
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