A Late Quartet

(DVD - 2013)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
A Late Quartet
After twenty-five years together, the members of a world-renowned string quartet learn that their beloved cellist may soon be forced to retire. Competing egos, harbored resentment, and irrepressible lust threaten to derail the group as they struggle to maintain harmony in their music and their lives.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2013]
Edition: Widescreen.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 106 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.


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Dec 31, 2014
  • Nursebob rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

After 25 successful years together, the aging members of a famous string quartet are facing their biggest challenge; the moral backbone of the group, cellist Peter Mitchell, is retiring for medical reasons. In the void left by his pending departure the remaining three members find themselves at odds with one another as egos clash, jealousies are laid bare, and forgotten passions resurface. Phillip Seymour Hoffman provides the emotional fireworks and Christopher Walken keeps things grounded while the rest of the cast struggle to keep up. However, despite all its sound and fury, Quartet winds up being little more than a tepid soap opera hinging on a flimsy musical metaphor. But the score was nice.

Nov 21, 2014
  • johnjsampson rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Slow moving? Classical music, especially string quartets, is slow moving for sure. But contrary to one comment, great acting does make for a great movie. At least, we think so.

Oct 16, 2014
  • 0cho rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Great acting can’t save this movie. This is a solid drama. Very slow, predictable and boring. Don’t bother.

Jun 18, 2014
  • gramercygal rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Not a simple movie ... slow at times ... but characters are deep and complicated. I chose this movie because it had PSH in it ... but all the actors were excellent, especially Christopher Walken. Not a usual roll for him ... he surprised me.

May 22, 2014
  • strider643 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

This is a really dry, dull and boring movie. Predictable and makes great music insipid. Not recommended.

May 05, 2014
  • Newsgirl57 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The film is a vignette of a classical music quartet. If you enjoy classical music, especially chamber music, this film will please you.

Feb 15, 2014
  • ilove48whippets rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Hmm.. It is not a mediocre movie... Nor great either! A bit slow-moving at times.. Heavy on classical music world! I love classics, but this was a bit overwhelming.. I thought some characters could have been built up more.. Interesting film over-all!

Nov 30, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

It was O.K for a home TV movie. I was entertained and interesting. But it was NOT worth the long library wait or the price to rent from a Red Box.

Oct 19, 2013
  • harrybrowne rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A good story marred by sleazy soap opera elements. Phillip Seymour Hoffman is miscast; Christopher Walken is marvelous. Three stars for the glorious music which is the real star of this film.

Oct 18, 2013
  • btmslt rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Basically a slice of life movie with some heartfelt scenes.

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Nov 30, 2013
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