Written January 28, 2013
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 September 18, 2014
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 age.
Written September 30, 2014
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 September 22, 2014
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.
Written June 18, 2013
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 and showed what determination, compassion and grit can produce. I especially liked the interaction with the young adults. We need more of that at retirement communities.