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February 21, 2013
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
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
One of the best movies at the Toronto Film Festival this year
November 11, 2012
A movie with a plot and a story to tell. The music of the quartet was sublime!!
November 04, 2012
This ensemble movie rates five stars for superb casting and a musical setting for conflict and resolution. It is set in Manhattan in winter and for any New Yorker and classical music lover will provide an emotilnally satisfying experience to be savored long afterward.
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The Hollywood Reporter
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. Full Review
Los Angeles Times
Zilberman's minimalistic approach fits the idea of the film better than it fits the actual film. It leaves this melancholy mood piece with some beautiful moments, but unlike Beethoven's work, A Late Quartet ultimately feels unfinished. Full Review
It's rare these days to see an old-fashioned, elegant chamber-piece movie about life and art - let alone one with Christopher Walken as, of all things, a steadying influence. Full Review
The title refers not only to particular music by Beethoven but also to the fictional string quartet of Yaron Zilberman's fussily genteel, overplotted Manhattan tale in which interpersonal stresses build to a crescendo when one of the foursome becomes ill. Full Review
New York Post
Walken was largely typecast in quirky roles as a result of playing the title character's brother in "Annie Hall," so it's something of a delightful irony that 35 years later, Walken finds his most rewarding role leading a terrific ensemble in what amounts to one of the best Woody Allen movies that Allen wasn't involved in making. Full Review