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A Late Quartet

R| 1 hr. 45 min.

Plot Summary
For 25 years, the Fugue, a string quartet, has wowed music-lovers with its skilled performances. However, as the musicians prepare to celebrate a milestone season together, cellist Peter (Christopher Walken) drops a bombshell on his comrades: he has Parkinson's disease and must soon retire. In the fallout from the shocking announcement, competing egos clash, long-simmering resentments bubble to the surface, and marital infidelity rears its ugly head.

Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman , Christopher Walken , Mark Ivanir , Catherine Keener , Imogen Poots , Wallace Shawn , Madhur Jaffrey ,

Director: Yaron Zilberman

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Entertainment One

A Late Quartet (2012)

Release Date: November 2nd, 2012|1 hr. 45 min.

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fan reviews ( 6 )
  • Grace notes abound in A Late Quartet, a small, shining gem of a movie that works its way into your heart with insinuating potency of music. show more

  • For those willing to enter this world and pay attention, A Late Quartet provides distinct and uncommon satisfactions. show more

  • The film mines both the relationship issues and the Upper East Side neighborhoods of Woody Allen's best work, but could use an added dose of the Woodster's jokes to spruce up a self-serious scenario that hits the right notes about half the time. show more

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  • February 21, 2013 jpewther
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    3 1/2 stars. I felt that for a movie like this that is so often focused on musicians playing string instrument, they should have found actual musicians to play the parts. No non-musician can make it look real.

  • November 22, 2012 swimtexas1
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    Great little movie. Walken and cast show the old school skills of ACTING!. This is far better than 90% of the films out there.

  • November 11, 2012 ddbob926a
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    One of the best movies at the Toronto Film Festival this year

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