A Late Quartet

A Late Quartet
  • 2012
  • US
  • 1h 45min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Yaron Zilberman
  • Written by: Seth Grossman, Yaron Zilberman
  • Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Walken, Catherine Keener
  • UK release: 5 April 2013

Peter (Walken) is an ageing cellist whose decision to retire from his longterm quartet causes the lives of his fellow musicians to become unstuck. Walken is effortlessly lovable and moving but the other characters are a serious test of the audience's sympathies, Hoffman's in particular coming over as a weak, mean-minded snob.

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A Late Quartet

26 Feb 20133 stars

Unlikable characters blight this grown-up drama starring Christopher Walken

As befits an unapologetically grown-up and classy film about posh people who have loads of money and play in a string quartet, this drama has some supremely elegant, subtle and well-turned scenes. It also has moments of preciousness choking enough to…

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