Written March 27, 2015
Charming story well acted with great musical scenes. Verging on cliche'ed I felt it went for laughs when drama and poignancy would work. Cast was excellent. Well played. I normal enjoy Billy Connolly but this was not a good part for him. I wished that someone other than. he had been cast. Still a nice movie in spite of that. Pity the ending was rather like Billy Elliot,
The location for the movie was perfect. A stately English Country home and landscape. Made we want to be there.
Written July 28, 2015
The performances of the actors in a British old age home for musicians are first rate and vividly portray the pathos of the sunset years of the elderly. Although the ending is uplifting, most of the movie is depressing and sad. Not because of the theme of living in the past when getting aged, but rather that the wounds and jealousies that plague our adulthood persist into old age when they shouldn't matter anymore. Dustin Hoffman does a great job of directing in his directorial debut, and the acting is first rate, but I found the movie to be mainly a downer.
Written February 18, 2013
If I had to choose between seeing Quartet and having all my windows blown out by an exploding meteor, it might come down to whether the windows would be covered by insurance, because that at least would be interesting and wouldn't cost me anything.
Written August 05, 2015
This is a very clever, visually stimulating, and artistically vibrant movie that charms and tickles you at the same time. Superb performances by a quartet of exceptionally talented actors, for me, clinches the "Best of 2013" nomination.
Written August 29, 2015
We really enjoyed this movie. The music was great and so was the acting. The humor is subtle but very funny. It's never too late to turn over a new leaf. This is not for kids, not that there is anything objectionable, young kids just won't relate to the situation.