Written February 21, 2017
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 the end was especially interesting - to learn about the musicians who performed in the film and where they were at the peak of their careers. They continue in their love and pursuit of great music. The young "rapper" and his classmates were wonderful - once again showing the impact that can be made with music education. Let's hear it for returning more music to our public schools! A wonderful movie that I'm telling my friends to see.
Written July 26, 2016
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 pleasing, even uplighting, film about friends helping friends grow older, and about artistic temperament in all its varieties. Quite a novel treatment. I liked it.
Written March 24, 2017
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 to try one more time. Brava to the entire cast and Dustin Hoffman for an incredibly well done performance.
Written May 31, 2016
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.
Written October 23, 2016
Quartet is so beautifully made, presenting a group of octagenarians with dignity and love. Each character is so well crafted, that you feel for them. And that Dustin Hoffman used real life musicians is very tasteful and admirable. It has a nice rythm to the film, but perhaps a bit slow at about 1/3 into it -- but then it kicks in again and you are just hoping it won't end.