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Based on 31 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 6 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    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

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

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

  • 60
    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. show more

  • 70
    Ella Taylor NPR

    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. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    A Late Quartet does one of the most interesting things any film can do. It shows how skilled professionals work. show more

  • 88
    Lou Lumenick 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. show more

  • 75
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The screenplay by Seth Grossman and Israeli-American director Yaron Zilberman is old-fashioned and melodramatic but stirring in its portrait of people struggling with individual egos to produce something nobler than themselves. show more

  • 63
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    The performances are worth a look, especially since Christopher Walken so rarely gets to play a sane person. show more

  • 63
    Rex Reed New York Observer

    Playing the cello is such a pleasant change of pace that he (Walken) eventually grows on you, scene by scene, proving for the first time since his role as Leonardo DiCaprio's troubled father 10 years ago in "Catch Me If You Can," that he really can act. He - along with the rest of the elegant cast - keeps A Late Quartet in tune when it threatens to go flat. show more

  • 50
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    Watching A Late Quartet feels more like sitting through a Classical Music 101 lecture than entertainment. show more

  • 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

  • November 11, 2012 mrymroberts
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    A movie with a plot and a story to tell. The music of the quartet was sublime!!

  • November 04, 2012 eugenegs
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    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.

  • October 30, 2012 se00000000130235
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    very good movie...

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